Police officers escort Cheung Kim-hung, right, CEO and Executive Director of Next Digital Ltd at Apple Daily headquarters in…
Authorities deploy a sweeping security law to target the newspaper
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Sat, 06/19/2021 - 04:06 AM
FILE - In this May 23, 2021, file photo, a Ryanair jet that carried opposition figure Raman Pratasevich was diverted to Minsk,…
Ministers meeting in Luxembourg are set to discuss broad-ranging measures designed to hit the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko 'in the wallet', a European diplomat told AFP
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Fri, 06/18/2021 - 08:59 AM
A young girl Internally displaced people (IDP) stands  by her shelter, in Kaya on October 14, 2020. (Photo by Olympia de…
Media's crucial role in reporting on human rights is stymied as rights experts criticize Burkina Faso for blocking journalists from displacement camps
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 06:39 PM
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Danny Fenster is accused of fomenting dissent against military government
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 03:58 PM
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US accuses Russia of attempting to drive RFE/RL out of country by listing it as a 'foreign agent' media organization and imposing fines against it for failing to comply with requirements
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 11:23 AM
Ryan Law, second from right, Apple Daily's chief editor, is arrested by police officers in Hong Kong, June 17, 2021.
Pro-democracy figures call raid a blow to media freedom, but lawmaker says outlet was being used as ‘mouthpiece’ to damage Hong Kong, China 
Tommy Walker
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 10:45 PM
Freelance journalist for the New York Times, Jeffery Moyo (C) leaves the Bulawayo prison in Bulawayo on June 16, 2021. - A…
Journalist — together with a Media Commission official — face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of breaking Zimbabwe's immigration laws
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Wed, 06/16/2021 - 12:16 PM
Slovak businessman Marian Kocner is escorted by security officers for a public hearing at the Slovak Supreme Court as he and…
Slovakia’s Supreme Court says not all evidence was considered when a businessman was acquitted of masterminding 2018 murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak
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Tue, 06/15/2021 - 06:19 PM
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, India's Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, left, and…
New IT rules and an Indian security police visit to Twitter’s office in New Delhi have led activists to raise concerns about online speech in the nation  
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Tue, 06/15/2021 - 06:02 AM
Belarusian dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich gestures while speaking at a news conference at the National Press Center of…
Pratasevich claimed he was fine, but some say his appearance was made under duress 
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Mon, 06/14/2021 - 02:03 PM
FILE - In this Thursday, May 6, 2021 file photo, a sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, in New…
Prominent US media outlets say Justice Department imposed gag orders on lawyers, executives while subpoenaing records from national security reporters
Esha Sarai
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 12:21 AM
Anti-coup protesters hold a slogan that reads "Mountains and the main land are united." during a flash mob on Thursday, June 3,…
With scores of journalists detained, and others forced to flee, Myanmar’s reporters work under constant fear the junta will come for them
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Sat, 06/12/2021 - 05:18 AM
Journalist Katerina Borisevich walks out of a prison in Gomel
Tut.by was one of the most popular online news outlets in Belarus, but its reports on last year's contested elections put it firmly in the president's sights
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Sat, 06/12/2021 - 01:45 AM
FILE - In this Thursday, May 6, 2021 file photo, a sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, in New…
New York Times, Star Tribune of Minneapolis and Associated Press are honored
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Fri, 06/11/2021 - 02:31 PM
A screenshot shows the large notice independent news website Meduza has to display under Russia's foreign agent media law. The notice reads: This material was created and (or) disseminated by foreign media, which performs the function of a foreign agent.
Exorbitant fines, repressive accounting of all personal spending, and labels that sow distrust are part of Russia's 'fight against the spread of ideas,' say those affected by legislation
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Thu, 06/10/2021 - 01:27 PM

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