In a historic case that could change the face of the Maltese media, one independent news outlet is taking on the political establishment to restore impartiality to the airwaves.
The court in Istanbul found the journalist guilty of “obtaining secret documents for espionage” and “aiding a terrorist organisation,” on Wednesday.
Critics of the right-wing government called it a dark day for media freedom, since it effectively means the government is seizing control of an important publisher of independent news.
Article 24 of the proposed bill makes it illegal to share images of law enforcement officers for "malicious purposes". The proposed bill comes as "shocking" and "unbearable" images of police violence were released in recent days.
He told Euronews he was disgruntled by the "lipservice" he said the government paid to enacting real change in a country that has been labelled "the black sheep of the European Union" by Reporters Without Borders.
Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed when a bomb planted in her car detonated. The fight to uncover the truth behind her murder and closure for her family continues to shake Malta to its foundations.
The international contest brought cartoonists from 44 countries together in a celebration of the freedom of expression.
Freedom of expression - through satire, cartoons and so on - is being eroded by self-censorship. Despite it being a fundamental cornerstone of European culture, we are becoming afraid to be irreverent.
Resistance to censorship was a central theme of the World Press Cartoon awards in Portugal and the subsequent ongoing exhibition. The ceremony also managed to sucessfully navigate COVID-imposed restrictions.
Belarus authorities say nearly 40 people remain in custody pending court hearings, as more anti-Lukashenko protests take place.
But the Hanoi Museum doesn't appear to address questions about contemporary media freedom, as Vietnam ranks only 175th out of 180 nations in Journalists’ Without Borders press freedom league table