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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Jordanian authorities to withdraw all charges and immediately release Palestinian-Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha on Friday. According to the CPJ, Hiba Abu Taha was arrested on May 14 and sentenced to one-year imprisonment on June 11 for “inciting discord and strife among members of society”, and “targeting community [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday urged cable operators from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to restore access to local news broadcasters Sakshi TV, TV9, NTV, and 10T. The CPJ called for the immediate restoration of the broadcasters, which have reportedly been blocked since June 6. CPJ India Representative Kunāl Majumder added: The [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday that Azerbaijan violated speech protections under the European Convention on Human Rights when it blocked the websites several news outlets in 2017 – 2018. The case concerns Azerbaijan’s complete blocking of the websites azadliq.org, anaxeber.az, az24saat.org and xural.com in 2017-2018. National courts decided to block [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Delhi police on Monday to end its investigation into three journalists from an Indian journalism platform named The Caravan. CPJ asked the police of India’s capital to investigate the people involved in attacks against the journalists during the 2020 Delhi riot. Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh and a woman [...]

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Amnesty International and the Mozambique Human Rights Defenders Network (RMDDH) demanded Friday that Mozambican authorities investigate the arrest of human rights advocate and journalist Sheila Wilson following a demonstration on June 4 in the capital of Maputo. Wilson was streaming for the Centre for Development and Democracy (CDD) outside the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) [...]

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Mykyta Vorobiov is a Ukrainian-born political analyst, journalist, and political science student at Bard College Berlin. For the last two years, he has been developing articles on politics and law for CEPA, VoxEurop, JURIST, and others. Mykyta’s co-author Yelyzaveta Nezhyva is a Ukrainian activist and a political science student at Bard College Berlin. Over the [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday urged Pakistani authorities to investigate a series of violent attacks on journalists that have escalated across the country. Haider Mastoi, a reporter for Sindh News TV and Times News, was ambushed by unidentified gunmen on motorbikes in Rohri, Sukkur district on May 29. He was shot four [...]

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The UN General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution last week establishing a commemoration day for the 1995 killings of more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in Srebrenica and to formally recognize the event as genocide. Proposed by Germany and Rwanda, two countries with a unique history dealing with genocide in the 20th century, and [...]

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The ruling Georgian Dream party overrode a veto from President Salome Zourabichvili Tuesday allowing controversial “foreign influence” legislation affecting media and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country to become law. The parliament overwhelmingly voted with 66 votes in favor of overriding Zourabichvili’s veto and voted with a majority of 84-4 votes in favor of the bill, [...]

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