Thai PM Sprays Reporters with Sanitizer to Dodge Questions

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha sprayed disinfectant on reporters to end a press conference.  The incident occurred after Chan-ocha was asked about a possible Cabinet reshuffle, he told reporters to go away before grabbing an alcohol spray bottle and spraying …

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Myanmar Military Junta Revokes Licenses of Five Media Companies

The Myanmar military junta has removed the licenses of Burmese media outlets Mizzima, Myanmar Now, 7-Day, DVB, and Khit Thit Media. All the impacted media outlets covered the start of the pro-democracy protests since the coup started.  In addition to …

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French Photojournalist in Coma After Being Attacked by Gang of Youths and Beaten with Own Camera

French photojournalist Christian Lantenois, 65, was reported to be comatose after he was assaulted in a car park and beaten with his own camera in the north-eastern city of Reims while working for L’Union newspaper. According to Reporters Without Borders, …

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Detained BBC Journalist Released by Ethiopian Authorities Without Charge

Ethiopian authorities have now released BBC journalist Girmay Gebru, along with three other media employees following their arrests earlier this week without charges. BBC Tigrinya reporter Girmay Gebru was arrested in a café in Tigray capital Mekelle on Monday, the …

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Four News Workers Detained in Ethiopia’s Conflict-Ridden Tigray.

According to their families and employers, two journalists and two translators have been arrested in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray. Tigray was thrown into conflict in November 2020 when the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, launched a military attack against the Tigray …

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Khashoggi’s Fiancée says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Must Face Justice “Without Delay”

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, has demanded that Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman be “punished without delay,” in a statement on released Monday.  This, following the release of a US intelligence report which found that the …

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Japanese Journalist Detained During Protest Dispersal in Yangon

Burmese Police have detained Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi during a protest in the commercial capital of Yangon. Kitazumi, who runs Yangon Media Professionals, used to be a journalist with the Nikkei business daily. Kitazumi was arrested along with 20 other …

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Internet, Phone, and Power Disconnected in Myanmar amid Recent Coup

Burmese citizens are reporting that all internet, phone, and powerlines have been disconnected by the military amid a now week-long coup. “ALL INTERNET CONNECTIONS CUT OFF IN MYANMAR (my country). PROTESTERS ARE BEING HALTED BY THE MILITARY AND POLICE. THESE …

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Al-Jazeera Journalist Freed in Egypt after 4 Years of Detention

Egypt has released an Al-Jazeera journalist following his imprisonment on accusations that he broadcast “false news,” in 2016.  Hussein was detained on grounds of “incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos.” Al-Jazeera had …

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