Doing investigative journalism in the best of times is a challenge -- getting the time to dig, developing reluctant sources, following compex trails. Now add to that a hostile government that shrinks the space for free expression, whose cronies buy up media houses, and whose goons threaten you and your colleagues with lawsuits, prison, and violence. It's happening more and more, with global declines in political rights and civil liberties for the last 13 years, according to Freedom House. How does an investigative reporter -- or an entire newsroom -- cope in a society that is closed, closing or captured? Here are some strategies for staying in business and fighting the good fight, from our resourceful colleagues in Cuba, Hungary, Myanmar, Pakistan, and the Philipppines.
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