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The Voice of America building, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Case-by-case assessment affects 76 VOA journalists
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 14:36
Kashmiri journalists hold placards during a protest against a new media policy that was announced last month in Srinagar,…
New guidelines on government control of media accreditation, advertising in Jammu and Kashmir will lead to greater self-censorship, region’s journalists say 
Niala Mohammad
Wed, 07/08/2020 - 20:04
FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, a car of Russian state-owned television station RT passes by the…
The move follows a similar ban on RT in Latvia last week, where regulator called RT 'propaganda' and also said the channel was controlled by Kiselyov, the head of Russia's state-backed Rossiya Segodnya news agency   
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Wed, 07/08/2020 - 13:11
Ivan Safronov, a former journalist who works as an aide to the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, detained on suspicion…
Former newspaper journalist detained Tuesday accused of passing military secrets to Czech Republic 
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Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:58
Ivan Safronov, a former journalist who works as an aide to the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, detained on suspicion…
Main security agency claims Ivan Safronov sold secrets to West  
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Wed, 07/08/2020 - 07:31
Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi is seen in an undated photo from social media.
Family and supporters of Samuel Wazizi accuse authorities of covering-up his torture and killing 
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:44
FILE - Ivan Safronov looks at a photographer in his working place in Kommersant Publishing House in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 10, 2016.
Ivan Safronov used to work for leading Russian newspapers Kommersant and Vedomosti
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Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:29
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Judge denies request to reverse Michael Pack’s decision to fire agency heads
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 19:16
Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva leaves after a court hearing in Pskov, Russia July 6, 2020. A Russian court pronounced…
After the verdict, Human Rights Watch issued a statement calling the charges 'bogus' and a 'devastating blow' to press freedoms in Russia.   
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 08:01
A Russian police officer detains a participant for staging a picket in support of journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, in Moscow
People object to 6-year prison term for journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva
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Sat, 07/04/2020 - 02:06
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai gesture next to a copy of Apple Daily's July 1 edition during an interview Hong Kong, July 1, 2020.
Sweeping new law lets government do ‘pretty much anything it wants’
William Gallo
Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:51
Would-be presidential candidate Viktor Babaryko, former head of Belgazprombank, holds a press conference in Minsk on June 11,…
Belarus arrests at least 20 journalists, along with opposition leader and protesters, ahead of presidential vote next month
Eric Neugeboren
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:05
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks in Phnom Penh during a speech on the current state of a new virus from China, Jan. 30, 2020.
Three arrests in as many months could make journalists fearful of reporting on critical issues, media experts say
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:03
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, photo, a video image of Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, picured below, is displayed during a memorial event in Washington, Oct. 2, 2018.
Hatice Cengiz hopes proceedings will shed more light on 2018 killing of journalist
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:34
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks during a news conference in Beijing, April 8, 2020.
China and US continue to retaliatory actions against each other's media companies
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Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:03
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As countries move to control information about the pandemic, independent media and journalists face censorship and threats.

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