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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Taliban Assassinates Afghan Government Media Head

The Taliban has assassinated the Afghanistan Government Media and Information Centre head Dawa Khan Minapal in Kabul. “Unfortunately, the savage terrorists have committed a cowardly act once again and martyred a patriotic Afghan,” reported interior ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanikzai. Taliban …

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Tunisian Police Storms Al Jazeera Office

Tunisian police have raided the Al Jazeera office in Tunis on Monday following President Kais Saied’s announcement that he will suspend parliament. Al Jazeera journalists in the capital said that more than 20 armed police officers in plainclothes have stormed …

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Indian Tax Authorities Raid Indian Media Outlets

Agents from India’s Income Tax Department have raided the premises of  Hindi-language news daily Dainik Bhaskar, and the Bharat Samachar tv channel due to alleged fraud.  Both the Dainik Bhaskar and the Bharat Samachar are known critics of the Modi …

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