A suicide bomber struck the minibus with workers from Tolo TV
Larisa Shchiryakova was found guilty of "illegal dissemination of media products" by a Belarusian court.
One woman from Benghazi, an eastern city in Libya, expressed her belief that "water and electricity are important, but we also need a constitution. We need to regain our political livelihood."
To improve Japan's global reputation, the government of Japan must loosen its hold on the free press. Undue pressure on a press, whose duty is to report facts on the ground, creates more critics than defenders of Japan.
Without our free media, all our other freedoms can be stolen from us under the darkness of fear. Our free press is under assault by the very institutions whose claim is that they are protecting us.
Discussing the state of democratic transition in Egypt is equal to talking about the tough challenges its media faces. Without a free, independent media, hopes can easily turn into nightmares.