Islamic State militants have released a video of the murder of American journalist James Foley, while American drones slaughter children in secret. Who is the barbarian here?
Environmental journalists are increasingly facing threats and violence, as governments and industry attempt to cover up their poor environmental practises.
The Philippines may technically be a democratic country, but its deeply entrenched government corruption has made it one of the most deadly places on Earth for journalists, with reporters who attempt to uncover the truth being routinely killed off.
Greens Senator Bob Brown has continued his personal philanthropic crusade after it was revealed he had made secret donation to free Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan from captivity in Somalia.
CNN correspondent Emily Chang tells of being detained for two hours by Chinese police after she bought a souvenir tshirt featuring Barack Obama in a Red Army uniform.
Iranian journalists who reported on the country's post-election riots are now fleeing the country en masse after being "intimidated and terrorized" by the government -- and they're the lucky ones: some are still being held prisoner.
A New York Times reporter being held captive by militants in Afghanistan has been freed in a daring raid by British commandos. But his freedom comes at a heavy cost: the life of his Afghan interpreter and two others, who were killed in the crossfire.
Stephen Farrell, the NYT journalist recently freed from imprisonment by the Taliban, in a raid by British forces that left one of his colleagues and several others dead, gives his personal account of the ordeal.