Interview

“We aim to be the country’s most important media company”

It took 24 years for Soe Myint to return to his homeland. He spent 24 years waiting, but also keeping busy with his hard and dedicated work in establishing a free and independent news service reporting on the situation in Burma. For the past few years, Soe Myint and his media company, Mizzima Media, have been able to work freely in the country.

Tehran girls just want to have fun

Over 30 years have passed since Iran's Islamic revolution. An entire generation of young women has grown up without knowing any other society than the one created by the conservative mullahs—a society full of oppression against women, injustice, and severely restricted freedom of movement, in the name of Islam.

“Every journalist's life is in danger”

Cartels and government authorities tried to silence the media in Ciudad Juárez with violence and threats. But journalists in the Mexican border town refused to give up and created a network to protect their colleagues. 

Journalism — a scourge in the lead-up to the elections in Congo-Kinshasa

The pressure on journalists is rising as the elections loom in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After a downward trend, the organisation for freedom of the press Journaliste en danger (JED) has noted a rise in the number of violations of that freedom.

“If you reach a half million, we will place ourselves at your side”

After the elections in Belarus in December last year, the situation in the country has become chaotic. Crackdowns on the opposition have been violent and many people have been thrown into jail. Journalist and author Svetlana Aleksijevitj is Belarus's most prominent journalist.

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