Media freedom

Singapore battles fake news

In India, something as simple as a WhatsApp message can be as deadly as a live bullet. While no official count is kept, police and government officials estimate that more than two dozen people have been killed by mobs thanks to the spread of fake news through the popular messaging app.

13 March 2019
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Independent state, chained press

The military in Myanmar, also known as the Tatmadaw, recently threatened legal action against media organisations found to have reported unverified stories involving security issues and armed conflicts.

4 January 2019
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Myanmar journalists to appeal seven-year sentence

Two Reuters journalists jailed while reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar are set to appeal the decision Monday, after spending more than a year behind bars despite global outcry over their convictions.

24 December 2018
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