Case stories

NewsDay, Zimbabwe

The launch of NewsDay was a landmark in Zimbabwe’s recent history: it ended President Robert Mugabe’s seven-year control of daily news. With the appearance of NewsDay in June 2010, for the first time since 2003 Zimbabweans had daily access to an alternative, objective source of news.

Vijesti/TV Vijesti, Montenegro

Vijesti, the leading independent newspaper and web portal in Montenegro, and its sister station TV Vijesti are the most trusted and most popular media in the country, but also the most pressured. Although they operate in a country close to the heart of Europe, their founders and staff have been subjected to a campaign of financial, legal and physical intimidation by the ruling party and its allies for many years.