Séamus Dooley (L) of the NUJ is seen during a  vigil at the Saudi Arabian embassy over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A vigil to remember the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was held in Dublin on Thursday evening. About 30 people gathered for the vigil outside the (...)

In expressing sympathy for Donald Trump’s stance towards the media, Leo Varadkar has shown staggeringly poor judgment for a man in high office. Photograph: Kim Haughton/ EPA

Legitimate reasons to criticise the media are hardly in short supply. As with any powerful institution – albeit one so richly diverse that the label i(...)

A woman holds a copy of the Capital Gazette during a candlelight vigil to honour the five people who were killed inside the Capital Gazette newspaper Annapolis, Maryland, in the United States. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

‘They were just trying to do their job for the public.” This comment on the five staff murdered last week at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Marylan(...)

A rally in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this month after more than 20 Ethiopian Christians were killed by Islamic State. Photograph: AFP Photo /Zacharias Abubeker

Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commande(...)

Radio reporter Ghislaine Dupont (51) and sound technician Claude Verlon (58) recorded their last interview in the home of Ambéry Ag Rhissa, an official in the Tuareg separatist movement MNLA, at midday on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/RFI

The kidnapping and murder of two French journalists in Kidal, northeastern Mali, at the weekend has elicited universal condemnation but little inform(...)

“Many journalists have seen their world of journalism shrunk in a matter of years. Not just the job culls which have now reached tens of thousands, but stories, page count, sections, international, national and business news have been scaled down. Some describe it as death by small cuts. Many skillsets have almost vanished. Subs, or copy editors, have been reduced and full-time photographers have become an endangered species.”

Not surprisingly it is journalists who are at the heart of the debate looking for solutions to save journalism. As 400 delegates representing journali(...)