Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Claims Hong Kong Press Freedom in Freefall

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its latest report on Wednesday, entitled “The Great Leap Backwards of Journalism in China,” detailing the worsening treatment of journalists and tightening of control over information in China. RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire wrote in the …

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Azerbaijan Opposition Leader Beaten While in Custody

Azerbaijan police violently dispersed a peaceful protest in central Baku, and detained dozens of protesters, including the opposition leader, Tofig Yagublu, the Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Yagublu, 60, said police severely beat him while videoing him and demanding …

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IOC Arranges “Personal Meeting” With China’s Peng Shuai Before Olympics Games

The International Olympic Committee has arranged a “personal meeting” with Peng Shuai, a Chinese tennis star who disappeared of public view after accusing a top former Chinese officials of sexual assault. The IOC’s statement came as the world countries called …

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Norway Outraged Over Arrest of Reporters Covering FIFA 2022 Opening in Qatar

Two Norwegian State Television (NRK) journalists were detained by security forces in Qatar for over 30 hours, authorities said Wednesday. The arrest was made as the two journalists, Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani tried to report on worker issues ahead …

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CPJ Asks Canadian Police to Free Journalists Arrested During Wet’suwet’en Protests

The Committee to Protect Journalists is very concerned about the arrest and detention of two journalists covering land rights protests in northern British Columbia by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on Friday. As CPJ has previously shown, the RCMP …

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US Concerned Over Missing Chinese Tennis Star

The US on Friday expressed deep concern about reports that Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai has gone missing after she alleged top former Chinese Communist Party official pressured her to have sex, the White House said. “We join in the …

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Iranian Journalist Soheil Arab Forced into Internal Exile after 8 Years in Prison

Soheil Arabi, an award-winning Iranian journalist is now under two year’s internal exile in Iran after serving his seven and half years jail term. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has strongly condemned the government of Iran for unrelenting persecution of Arabi …

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Myanmar Authorities Release American Journalist Danny Fenster

Former US Diplomat Bill Richardson announced that US journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar, just three days after he was sentenced to 11 years for alleged immigration and “terrorism” violations. Fenster, who worked for Frontier Myanmar …

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U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Faces New Charges of Sedition, Terrorism in Myanmar

American journalist Danny Fenster faces new criminal charges in Myanmar that carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, his lawyer said on Nov. 10. Fenster’s lawyer Than Zaw Aung told CNN that military-ruled Myanmar has charged Fenster with sedition and …

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