Afghan Male News Presenters Wear Masks To Protest Taliban’s Face-Cover Order For Female Colleagues

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Male presenters and reporters on TV channels in Afghanistan went on air with their faces covered in solidarity with their female colleagues after the Taliban ordered them to cover their faces. Taliban’s Vice and Virtue Ministry has made face veils …

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Assange Supporters Hold Protests

Fourth EstateJulian Assange in a 2014 file photo - David G Silvers. Cancillería del Ecuador.

Julian Assange supporters protested on Tuesday in front of the British Home Office after the Westminster Magistrates’ court recently approved the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the United States. The protesters criticized the British court’s order to extradite Assange, saying the …

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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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Georgian Journalist Nika Gvaramia Jailed

Fourth EstateNika Gvaramia, Director General of Rustavi 2 - OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from Copenhagen, Denmark

Renowned journalist Nika Gvaramia was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison by the Tbilisi City Court in Georgia on charges of corruption. Gvramia was found guilty of abuse of power as the Director-General of Georgian television channel …

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

Fourth EstateJournalist Francisca Sandoval - via Instagram

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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Veteran Al Jazeera Journalist Killed In Israeli Raid in West Bank

Fourth EstateShireen Abu Akleh, 51, was a well-known Palestinian journalist and shot in the face by a single bullet and died immediately. - Courtesy

Al Jazeera accused Israeli forces of deliberately killing one of its veteran journalists while they were covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jennin early Wednesday. Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was a well-known Palestinian journalist and …

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Bahrain Reiterates Commitment to Free and Independent Media

Fourth EstateBahrain Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaih - Gov't of Bahrain

Bahrain has reiterated its commitment to the freedom of expression and free media as a necessary component to steer the Kingdom toward more development and prosperity. In a statement marking the Bahrain Press Day, Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed …

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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

Fourth EstateAfghan journalists during World Press Freedom Day in Kabul - UNAMA

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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