Poland, Belarus a study in contrasting media

As Polish media moves from strength to strength, Belarus remains a 'terrifying' place for journalists. These are gloomy times in much of Europe. Across the continent governments are wrangling with stagnant...

Investigations make Guardian a global brand

If there is one newspaper has successfully managed the transition to a global digital publication, it's the Guardian. The 193-year-old British outlet grew from a small weekly publication based in Manchester to...

New EU leader faces tests on Russia, Ukraine

Former Polish leader known for tough stance on Russian threats A bit of a fresh air could be felt in Brussels one recent work day when the most important man in the European Union was seen eating a casual...

Vietnam bloggers lose appeal

An appeals court in Vietnam has upheld the jail sentences for three bloggers convicted of creating public disorder after they attempted to visit a former political prisoner. Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Van...

Vietnam jails two bloggers in crackdown

Two Vietnamese bloggers have been jailed in recent days for publishing articles critical of the country's Communist government. Nguyen Quang Lap, a blogger who covered social and political issues and was...

Thai reporter taken off air for junta criticism

A broadcast reporter in Thailand has been forced off air for violating orders under martial law that prohibits critical reporting on the ruling junta, local news reports said. Nattaya Wawweerakup from Thai...

Myanmar charges weekly with defamation

Myanmar's government has charged a weekly newspaper with defamation over its publication of an interview with a leader of the opposition National League for Democracy. The Myanmar Herald published an...

Five sentenced in Myanmar for ‘alarming public’

Three journalists and two owners of a defunct Myanmarese weekly were sentenced to two years in prison for sedition Oct. 16 by a court in Yangon, local media reported. Reporter Kyaw Zaw Hein, editors Win...

South Korea charges reporter over ferry report

A Japanese journalist working in South Korea was indicted for criminal defamation after he wrote an article criticizing South Korean President, Park Geun-hye's, news outlets including the Japan Times...