“The powerful actively promote the idea of war,” he said. “Aggressive marketing of war affects people and they start thinking that war is acceptable.” At the same time, he said, the ideas of liberal democracy are under threat. “The world has fallen out of love with democracy,” Mr. Muratov lamentedContinue Reading

The young editors and reporters of the Philippine news site Rappler were already busy on Friday. It was the last day to file papers for next year’s elections, and among the races they were covering was who would run to replace Rodrigo Duterte, the president who has for years attackedContinue Reading

Seeking to bolster press freedoms at a time when journalists find themselves under increasing pressure from authoritarian governments and other hostile forces, the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to two journalists thousands of miles apart for their tireless efforts to hold the powerful to account. The journalists, MariaContinue Reading