Crikey speaks to veteran Filipino journalist and activist Inday Espina-Varona about Maria Ressa, Rappler, and the increasing dangers of reporting the news.
The Australian government continues to do and say nothing on Assange, but this is just one of many ongoing attacks on press freedom.
Charges laid against independent news site Rappler are just the latest step in Rodrigo Duterte's push to crush press freedom in the Philippines.
Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova has been murdered, while Turkish authorities investigate the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Barbara Dreaver, Pacific correspondent for New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ, has been detained by police on Nauru while interviewing refugees settled on the island.
The "make Scott Morrison relatable" media tour continues, with a series of friendly, soft-ball interviews.
Phnom Penh Post has been used as an entrance point for Vietnamese state-linked hackers, according to a Cambodian human rights organisation. And other media tidbits of the day.
Major upheavals at Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post highlight a corrupt political and business landscape and a nose-dive for press freedom.
Australian newspapers have come through again for the 2018 budget, the most wonderful time of the year for front pages. And other media tidbits of the day.