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Journalists criticise Iraq bill protecting media

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq announced on Friday a law to protect journalists' rights, but the country's journalists' syndicate said the bill was too vague and left them open to government interference.

Libya keeping a tight rein on foreign journalists

EVERY day for the past week, hordes of foreign journalists showed up with their bags and cars at the Tunisian-Libyan border because they had been 'promised' entry into Libya by some Libyan 'official'.

65 journalists killed in world in 2007, group says

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - At least 65 journalists were killed around the world because of their work last year, the highest figure for 13 years, and nearly half of them died in Iraq, a leading media watchdog reported on Monday.

Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high - report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday.

In fear of the state: Bangladeshi journalists self-censor as election approaches

DHAKA (Reuters) - With less than a month to go to a general election, many journalists in Bangladesh say they are living in fear of ever-tightening media laws and engaging in self-censorship as a result.

Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom - survey

YANGON (Reuters) - Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday.

Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracised if they criticise Modi and the BJP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at stopping them from running stories critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his administration.

Sexual harassment against journalists has long been ignored, say media advocacy groups

PETALING JAYA: The issue of sexual harassment against journalists has been suppressed for a long time, say press freedom advocates in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Reuters journalists in Myanmar appear in court, remanded for another 14 days

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as a probe continues into allegations they breached the nation's Official Secrets Act.

Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair.