Free Expression in RSA: A Conversation with South African PEN’s Margie Orford
South Africa ended a civil war not through a fight to the death, but rather by saying we’ll just stop fighting and have a braii (barbecue) together and be… More
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The Russian authorities said on Thursday that they had detained an American journalist, Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal correspondent based in Moscow, accusing him of espionage. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/30/world/europe/russia-wsj-reporter-detained-gershkovich.html
#Bangladesh: Journalist Shamsuzzaman Shams charged over story about rising food prices
According to a local thinktank, nearly 3,000 people have been charged under the Digital Security Act since it was enacted in 2018, including about 280 journalists https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/30/bangladesh-journalist-charged-over-story-about-rising-food-prices?CMP=share_btn_tw
Texas Observer will continue publishing after staff crowdfunds more than $300,000.
The crusading liberal magazine had planned to lay off its staff after its nonprofit board voted to shut down. But it reversed course on Wednesday.