The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia.
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Surveys show growing rates in many African countries approve of government efforts to curb media freedom. Disinformation and political patronage are part of the problem, writes Jeff Conroy-Krutz.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for allegedly violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. They claimed they were framed by police after uncovering evidence of a massacre against Rohingya Muslims.
Every year, Reporters Without Borders investigates how many journalists were killed, imprisoned or held hostage. In 2018, the group saw an increase in every category.
Robert Fico says he will step down if his ruling party is allowed to choose a successor. The turmoil has been sparked by the death of a journalist who was reporting on mob ties to the government.