The UN Stays Silent on Press Freedoms

June 28, 2016

How can the body stand up for free expression when those freedoms are anathema to a sizeable part of its membership? In celebration of World Press Freedom Day in May, the United Nations (UN) released a statement extolling the virtues of an unrestricted press. A free media, it said, “can...

War Reporters: In Harm’s Way

October 01, 2014

Why do war correspondents take the risks they do, and how do they cope with them? The persona of the war reporter is well-established. These men and women occupy a unique niche in the media – a small, intrepid group whose high public profile is given a vast stage by a world perpetually in...

The Journalist, the Dictator and the Headless Chicken: Press Freedom in Belarus

March 17, 2013

In her interview with Anna Pivovarchuk, award-winning journalist Natalia Radina talks about the assault against the free press in Aleksander Lukashenko’s Belarus. Anna Pivovarchuk: In 2011 you received the CPJ International Press Freedom Award for you coverage of the protests that...