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Senegal’s President Macky Sall on Friday released a statement condemning a violent attack on Maimouna Ndour Faye, a prominent female journalist and director of 7TV, a private television channel.  Faye, who presents a political show for 7TV and is a respected voice within the sphere of political journalism, was subjected to a brutal attack and [...]

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The UN Human Rights Committee announced Thursday that it received a record-high number of individual complaints in 2023, with many raising issues of freedom of expression and the press, as well as concerns over the treatment of opposition leaders during elections. According to the announcement, there are currently 1,321 individual complaints under investigation by the [...]

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Ethiopian authorities arrested French journalist Antoine Galindo for allegedly “conspiring with armed groups to create chaos” in the country, his employer announced Monday. Security forces in civilian clothing arrested Galindo on Thursday at a hotel in the capital, Addis Ababa, while he was interviewing a political officer of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Bate Urgessa. [...]

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged the authorities in the Équateur region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday to continue dialogue with the media to address press freedom violations and ensure journalists can work without fear of reprisals. The dialogue commenced on February 17, 2024, when Équateur Governor Bobo Boloko Bolumbu invited journalists [...]

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Nigerian authorities must comply with a recent federal high court judgment ordering them to investigate and appropriately punish all attacks against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Thursday. The landmark judgment, delivered on February 16, could have significant implications for Nigerian journalists, who are frequently monitored, arbitrarily arrested, attacked and killed. However, the [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of South Carolina filed a lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) on Thursday, claiming the department’s ban on news media interviews for incarcerated people violates the First Amendment to the US Constitution. The department’s policy explicitly prohibits “personal contact interviews” with inmates, and in [...]

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Julian Assange is among the most polarizing public figures of the 21st century thus far. In the nearly two decades since he established WikiLeaks, a website that gained infamy in the aughts for its release of millions of classified documents and related analyses, Assange has galvanized free speech advocates, incensed national security stalwarts, and fostered [...]

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Publisher and activist Julian Assange appealed to London’s High Court this week in a last-ditch effort to avoid extradition to the US to face espionage charges. Following the hearing which spanned Tuesday and Wednesday, judges will consider whether Assange can appeal an earlier ruling ordering his extradition from the UK to the US, where he [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called for the Myanmar government to investigate the killing of journalist Myat Thu Tan and prosecute the perpetrators. The journalist’s body was reportedly found buried in a bomb shelter in a Rakhine State military camp. His body, bearing signs of torture, was found along with six other political detainees. Since [...]

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