The theme of this year’s UNESCO World Press Freedom Day [3 May] is deceptively simple: Let Journalism Thrive. Journalists need to be able to do their work, in the public interest, without interference or fear. But many obstacles make this hard – even impossible. And when that happens, we all lose. In a Story Map specially created for World Press Freedom Day, we take you on a world tour of events that IFEX members report are chilling – or, in some cases, warming – the climate for free media in countries around the globe.

On World Press Freedom Day 2015, IFEX have brought together coverage from around the world.  This link takes you directly to their site: IFEX World Press Freedom Day 2015