Pro-China supporters hold the pictures of prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai with Chinese…
Long-standing issues for foreign journalists in China including visa delays, surveillance, risk of detention are now seen in Hong Kong, Foreign Correspondents Club of China says
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Sat, 03/06/2021 - 03:43 AM
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USAGM documents released under the Freedom of Information Act detail law firm's contract to investigate officials, journalists
Jessica Jerreat
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 08:43 PM
Afghan men transport the body of one of three female media workers who were shot and killed by an unknown gunmen, at a hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, March 2, 2021.
Authorities believe it was the latest in a series of targeted attacks on female journalists, civil society members and working women
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Fri, 03/05/2021 - 12:00 PM
Protesters face off against police in Mandalay, a city in Myanmar, March 3, 2021. (Htet Aung Khant/VOA Burmese)
UN and US call for end to violence against protesters and media covering Myanmar coup
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Thu, 03/04/2021 - 06:44 PM
The headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is seen with the United States, RFE/RL and the Czech Republic flags in the foreground, in Prague, January 15, 2010.
Moscow judge rejects five appeals by US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty against fines imposed on media outlet under Russia's controversial law
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Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:40 AM
Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa, wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, talks to reporters…
Charges against Rappler publisher Maria Ressa among a slew of legal challenges she says are an attempt by President Rodrigo Duterte to silence her 
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Thu, 03/04/2021 - 04:23 AM
US Part of Global Trend of Democratic Backsliding
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Less than 20% of the world population now lives in a free country, the lowest number since 1995, the advocacy group Freedom House says
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:34 PM
An Ethiopian streams a video of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaking, at an internet cafe in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia…
Lawmakers and media rights groups call on Ethiopia to end the harassment of media covering Tigray after recent arrests
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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 09:23 PM
Activists stand separated from the police with a barrier during a protest against Digital Security Act (DSA), in Dhaka on March…
Ahmed Kabir Kishore has been charged under the Digital Security Act, which rights groups say stifles freedom of expression
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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:18 PM
Vietnamese activist Anh Chi searches the Internet at Tu Do (Freedom) cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam August 25, 2017. Picture taken on…
Ocean Lotus, a hacking group with suspected links to the Vietnamese government, has led spyware attacks on human rights activists, Amnesty International says
Ralph Jennings
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 06:36 PM
A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN's Jim Acosta as he questions U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference following Tuesday's midterm U.S. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., Novem
US writers group had accused Trump administration of violating First Amendment by retaliating against media critics
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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 06:14 PM
Workers move boxes loaded with COVID-19's vaccine before a handing over ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport, in Phnom…
Government denies doses of Chinese-made vaccine are available as it bans return of Angkor Times publisher 
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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:48 AM
Pro-democracy protesters and a journalist run as riot police officers advance them during a rally against the military coup in Yangon
Associated Press reporter and five others face up to three years in prison for allegedly causing fear and spreading “false news”
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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 05:54 AM
In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network, a Syrian citizen journalist documents Syrian forces shelling in Homs, Syria, July 24, 2012.
Ten years after popular Arab Spring uprising, a series of regional outlets try to keep a divided country’s citizens informed
Sirwan Kajjo
Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:26 PM
Journalist Katerina Borisevich sits inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing in Minsk, Belarus March 2, 2021. A…
The reporter was sentenced to six months in prison after she contradicted official statements about the death of a protester who authorities suggested was drunk at the time
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Tue, 03/02/2021 - 02:43 PM
Turkey Breaking the Silence
How Turkey smothered a free press — and made arresting its journalists a weapon

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