Mexico Takes in Afghan Journalists and All-Girls Robotics Team

Five members of an all-girl Afghan robotics team and more than a hundred media workers fled to Mexico to escape an uncertain future in Afghanistan after its recent fall to the Taliban. Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Martha Delgado greeted the …

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Myanmar Authorities Arrest Two More Journalists

The Myanmar junta arrested two more local journalists on Friday. The army-controlled newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Sunday that Sithu Aung Myint, a radio commentator on the Voice of America, and Htet Htet Khine, a freelancer working …

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BelaPAN News Agency Editor in Chief and Reporter Missing

Irina Levshyna, editor-in-chief of the Belarusian news agency Belapan has been reported missing along with reporter Zakhar Shcherbakov. The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) said that the homes of both missing persons and another Belapan staff, Alyaksandr Zaytsau were recently …

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Russia to Expel BBC Journalist in Retaliation for “Media Discrimination” in the UK

Russia has ordered BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford until the end of the month to leave the country in retaliation against alleged Russian media discrimination in the UK. Rainsford is set to fly home after her visa expires on August 31 …

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Polish Parliament Passes Controversial Media Ownership Bill

The parliament in Poland passed on Aug. 11 a new media ownership law that opponents said was an attempt to silence the country’s largest remaining independent TV station. In the 460-seat lower house of the Polish parliament, lawmakers approved the …

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