Federal Appeals Court Blocks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Unconstitutional Social Media Law

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A three-judge appellate court on Monday found that a Florida law aimed at social media networks like Facebook and Twitter in 2021 violates the corporations’ First Amendment rights. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ judgment on Monday upheld the majority …

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Russia Shuts Down CBC Office

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Russian officials confirmed on Wednesday the closing of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Moscow bureau and the expulsion of CBC’s journalists from Russia in response to Canada’s move to ban Russian media RT and RT France (formerly Russia Today).   …

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Media Watchdog Calls On Pakistan To Locate and Protect Life Of Missing Journalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its local affiliate, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expressed outrage over the kidnapping of a Pakistani Journalist Zahid Abbas Malik, calling on the government to immediately locate and release him. Malik, a …

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Chilean Journalist Francisca Sandoval Dies After Shooting at Workers’ Day Protest

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Chilean journalist Francisca Sandoval died on May 12, days after she was shot in the head while reporting the Workers’ Day protest. The television station Sandoval had been working for and the hospital where she was taken after the shooting …

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International Federation of Journalists Condemns “Arbitrary” Trial of Afghan Journalist

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Wednesday called on the Taliban regime to drop all charges against Afghan journalist Khaled Qaderi and cease its persecution of journalists for their independent reporting. “Qaderi, a reporter working for Radio Nawruz, local …

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711 Journalists And Media Workers Killed In Syria Since 2011

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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Wednesday that over 711 journalists and media workers have been killed in different violence and attacks in Syria since the beginning of civil war in 2011. In a report on the occasion …

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UN Says Free Media Is Under Attack In Afghanistan

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The United Nations said that the media industry in Taliban-led Afghanistan has been going through a “precarious” and challenging time in the past 20 years. United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UNESCO have expressed concern over the “shrinking” …

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Iran Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Teachers On Labor Day Protests

Iranian security forces have arrested dozens of Iranian teachers who joined May Day marches across 21 cities of the country to demand salary increases and to criticize government officials for their failure to meet their demands. The protestors urged the …

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Outspoken Analyst Has Chinese Social Media Accounts Suspended

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The Chinese social media accounts of a Hong Kong-based market analyst were suspended for unspecified violations, following a series of downbeat reports on the country. Content on Hong Hao’s WeChat account has been blocked since Saturday and his account has …

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