Press Freedom - Press Freedom Around the Globe
Journalists Killed in 2012
2012 was the deadliest year for journalists since press-freedom organization Reporters Without Borders began keeping figures in 1995. In comparison to 2011, there was a 33 percent jump in the number of journalists killed in connection with their work.
While many around the world enjoy democratic freedoms, others risk arrest or worse for simply saying what's on their minds. Here are some cases and individuals involved in the universal right for free speech.
Which countries repress Internet freedom?
Each year on the World Day Against Cybercensorship, France-based press-freedom organization Reporters Without Borders releases its annual list of "Enemies of the Internet." Here's the group's overview of which countries made the list in March 2012 - and why.
Media Blackout Ordered in Iran on Impending Adultery Execution
The upcoming stoning of 43-year-old mother of two Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has apparently been commuted, if you can call it that, to hanging on an adultery conviction.
Vietnam Cracking Down on Bloggers
In a nutshell, stick to telling funny stories about your dog or sharing what you ate for lunch with your readers, says the Vietnamese government. And Internet service providers will have to ally with the government to make sure that bloggers abide by the rules.
Burma Cracks Down on Media, Democracy Activists
Burmese journalist Ein Khaing Oo received a two-year prison sentence on charges of "disturbing tranquility" for covering the cyclone.
Newspapers Threatened for Muhammad References
Newspapers grapple with freedom of speech issues in the face of protests over representations of or references to the Islamic prophet.
Kenji Nagai - Japanese Journalist Killed in Myanmar
Dedicated correspondent becomes the story as his shooting emphasizes the brutality of the Myanmar crackdowns.
Deadly Days for Journalists in Mexico
Nine journalists were slain in Mexico in 2006, putting the death toll second only to war-zone Iraq.
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is a global press-freedom organization that monitors free-speech concerns and helps reporters in problem areas.