Press freedom

  1. New York Times freelancer on trial in Zimbabwe

    A freelance reporter for The New York Times newspaper is on trial in Zimbabwe after being charged with violating immigration laws by helping two colleagues get permission to work in the country in May 2021.

    Jeffrey Moyo, a Zimbabwean, has denied the charge against him.

    He faces up to 10 years in prison if the court in Bulawayo city finds him guilty.

    The New York Times said Moyo was being put on trial on "a charge that even the government acknowledged at one point to be practically baseless".

    The Zimbabwean authorities say the two of the paper's journalists, Christina Goldbaum and Joao Silva, were given visas on the strength of bogus papers, and they were deported shortly after the discovery.

    Press freedom groups say the trial is a further attempt to intimidate the media:

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    Video caption: Hong Kong's Stand News independent website shuts down after raid

    Stand News has stopped operating following the arrest of seven people with links to the outlet.

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    Video caption: Hong Kong: The moment police arrived at Stand News editor's home

    Officers told Ronson Chan, an editor at Stand News, to stop filming as he was taken for questioning.

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    Video caption: Nobel Peace Prize: Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov share joy over win

    Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov published investigations that angered the leaders of their countries.

  5. The Princes and the Press

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    Video caption: How Princes William and Harry have tried to manage their relationship with the media.

    The BBC's Amol Rajan looks at how Princes William and Harry have tried to manage their relationship with a media that is undergoing permanent revolution.

  6. The Firing Line

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    Video caption: The Firing Line features the nominees and the winners of the Rory Peck Awards for 2021.

    The Firing Line features the nominees and the winners of the Rory Peck Awards for 2021. Presented by Secunder Kermani.

  7. Hamid Mir - Journalist

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir.

    Stephen speaks to Hamid Mir, who is facing accusations of sedition for suggesting powerful forces in Pakistan are targeting the free media. Is the deep state out to silence independent journalism?

  8. Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Nicaraguan journalist

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Nicaraguan journalist and former-revolutionary Carlos Fernando Chamorro. Why has Nicaragua slumped back into authoritarianism?

  9. N. Ram - Director, The Hindu Publishing Group

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to N. Ram, one of India's most influential media voices.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to N. Ram, director of the Hindu Group and one of India's most influential media voices. Is freedom of expression under threat in the world's biggest democracy?

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    Video caption: ‘Nobel prize committee focuses on political correctness’

    We favour and promote meritocracy, Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov says.