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The United Nations mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called for the immediate release of a journalist arbitrarily detained in Tripoli on Saturday. In the statement, the UNSMIL further requested Libyan authorities to protect all journalists and media workers. The UNSMIL warns: Stifling journalists’ reporting fosters a climate of fear and undermines the environment needed for Libya’s [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) asked the Libyan government on Friday to release television host Ahmed al-Sanussi from detention. The organization denounced al-Sanussi’s arrest, which occurred the previous day in Tripoli, expressing concern that his place of detention and reason for arrest were still unknown. CPJ’s Interim MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Program Coordinator [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called for an independent investigation into the house fire that killed journalist Sempurna Pasaribu and three members of his family last month. The organization emphasized the need for accountability for the incident. CPJ’s Senior Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin stated: Indonesian authorities must leave no stone unturned [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday urged Algerian authorities to release two detained journalists, stating that the country must stop cracking down on press freedom. The two journalists, Omar Ferhat and Sofiane Ghirous, worked for the news website Algeria Scoop and were arrested last month. The journalists were charged with inciting hate speech [...]

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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and its Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression (RELE, by its initials in Spanish) issued a press release expressing alarm over the excessive use of public force against journalists and peaceful protesters in Argentina. The press release was issued in response to the protests on June 12, when [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent organisation that defends the rights of journalists, called Tuesday for the release of Htet Aung, a Myanmar journalist who had been sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour. The sentence of Htet Aung followed the publication of his article for the DMG Newsroom titled “Calls for [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday urged Ugandan authorities to release journalists Dickson Mubiru and Alirabaki Sengooba and to drop the charges against them. This appeal follows the journalists’ arrest for publishing information without a broadcast license. The CPJ views the convictions as an attempt to silence critical reporting. Mubiru, managing editor of [...]

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Here, the author Pitasanna Shanmugathas a graduate from Vermont Law looks at the reprisals faced by prominent whistleblowers in the wake of Julian Assange’s release, and the threat whistleblower prosecutions raise to media freedom and the principles of transparency and accountability in government… The release of Julian Assange after years of legal battles highlights the [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday called on Iraqi Kurdish authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release Syrian journalist, Sleman Ahmed. Ahmed has been detained for eight months and is facing a charge of espionage under acts of endangering the national security of the Kurdistan Region. He has already faced restrictions accessing legal representation [...]

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The UN launched on Monday the Global Principles for Information Integrity, aiming at tackling the misinformation, disinformation and hate speech spread at high scales in the new technological era. The proposal includes five principles. First is societal trust and resilience. Here, the confidence people have in different sources of information is key. With the emergence [...]

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