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Zimbabwe's investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono gets out of a prison van at the magistrates courts in Harare, Nov. 6, 2020.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail for tweeting that 'corrupt' allies of President Mnangagwa do not get detained pending trial
Columbus Mavhunga
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:30 PM
A policeman investigates a damaged car following a sticky bomb attack in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Nov. 12, 2020.
A roadside bomb ripped through a car carrying Azadi Radio reporter Elyas Dayee in Helmand province
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 05:33 AM
Unidentified people, who are presumably Belarusian law enforcement officers, restrain a man during a rally to reject the…
Authorities block internet, arrest and harass journalists covering protests calling on President Alexander to step down
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 02:24 PM
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62-year-old radio journalist survived a similar attack four years ago; police search for suspects
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 04:51 PM
Journalists from all over the world wait for the result of the U.S. presidential elections on Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, 2020.
DHS says it is hard to monitor holders of five-year visas and changes are needed to encourage compliance, combat fraud and improve national security
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 05:20 PM
Australian Cardinal George Pell leaves at the end of a meeting with the victims of sex abuse, at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016.
Contempt of court charge linked to reporting of Cardinal George Pell's conviction on sexual abuse charges ?
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 06:50 AM
Afghans check car destroyed by an attached bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan,Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.A bomb attached to the vehicle of…
Attack in Kabul is latest in a series of unclaimed high-profile assassinations and targeted killings the Afghan capital has experienced in recent weeks
Ayaz Gul
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 04:15 AM
FILE PHOTO: A banner calling for justice is seen next to a photo of assassinated anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana…
Investigative journalists in Europe and elsewhere probing financial crimes are increasingly facing lawsuits
Jamie Dettmer
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 11:40 AM
FILE - Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, former journalists for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA), speak to the media in front of the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Oct. 3, 2019.
Spike in arrests and legal threats to journalists who report critically on ruling party is threat to press freedom, statement says
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Thu, 11/05/2020 - 02:01 PM
Pro-democracy protesters demonstrate in a shopping mall in the district of Yuen Long to mark the two-month anniversary of the triad attack that took place in the Yuen Long train station, in Hong Kong on September 21, 2019. Riot police and protesters…
Bao Choy's arrest has prompted fears that she is being targeted for political reasons
Radio Free Asia
Tue, 11/03/2020 - 05:53 PM
Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin' ono talks to the media following his release from prison in this Wednesday Sept. 3, 2020…
Hopewell Chin'ono was first arrested in July on charges of writing in support of anti-government protests
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Tue, 11/03/2020 - 05:08 PM
Hundreds of Malawian women marched Tuesday to protest rising incidents of sexual abuse of women and girls.
Recent cases have brought attention to the ongoing problem of rape and sexual abuse against the country's female media workers
Lameck Masina
Tue, 11/03/2020 - 03:15 PM
A portion of the home page of the Kashmir Times' online version.
Authorities seal Srinagar offices of Kashmir Times and KNS news agency in move local journalists view as further attempt to stifle reporting
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Sat, 10/31/2020 - 03:43 AM
Glenn Greenwald headshot, journalist, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, graphic element on gray
Glenn Greenwald says editors at The Intercept, a publication he co-founded, tried to censor him
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Fri, 10/30/2020 - 02:56 PM
The U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building is seen after Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced grand…
New York Times reporter, Afghan journalist, and their driver were taken hostage in 2008
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Wed, 10/28/2020 - 05:14 PM
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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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