A report by the Council of Europe has found 2018 to be the worst year for journalists in Europe since the Cold War.
From punishing dissent to curbed press freedom, the State of Civil Society report paints a grim picture of the world.
Foreign reporters working in China, particularly in Xinjiang, have experienced surveillance and government interference.
The prominent human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for subversion of state power.
Influential blogger Yang Hengjun, who is also an Australian citizen, went missing after flying to China last week.
The Latin American country might soon get a national guard tasked with combating crime.
The investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale has been murdered by unknown assailants in Ghana's capital, Accra.
Pelin Unker reported an alleged link between a former Turkish premier and an offshore account.
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A part-time radio journalist in western Afghanistan was killed by Taliban militants last week.
Ans Boersma was detained while trying to prolong her Turkish visa in Istanbul and deported the next morning.
Filipino journalist Maria Ressa told DW she's being punished for exposing President Duterte's "unlawful" war on drugs.
The milestone document outlining the rights of the individual remains a moral guidepost 70 years after its proclamation.
DW's Freedom of Speech Award goes to Iranian political scientist Sadegh Zibakalam, who faces jail for speaking his mind.
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