International Federation of Journalists Condemns “Arbitrary” Trial of Afghan Journalist

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Wednesday called on the Taliban regime to drop all charges against Afghan journalist Khaled Qaderi and cease its persecution of journalists for their independent reporting. “Qaderi, a reporter working for Radio Nawruz, local …

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Media Watchdog Asks Oman To Release Journalist Mukhtar al-Hanai

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday asked Omani authorities to immediately release journalist Mukhtar Al-Hanai after police arrested him for covering a news article on embezzlement cases. CPJ in a statement called on the Omani government …

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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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Reporters Without Borders Calls For Immediate Release of Libyan Journalist Al-Rifaoui

Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday called on Libyan authorities to immediately release journalist Ali Al-Rifaoui, disclose his location, and ensure that journalists can cover local events without fear of detention or harassment. “We call for the unconditional release of 218News …

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Kevin Hart’s New Media Company Expands With $100 Million Investment

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Kevin Hart launched HARTBEAT on Tuesday, a new media company with a 100 million USD investment from private equity firm Abry Partners. Abry Partners, which focuses on investments in the media, communication, and information services space, took a minority stake …

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Video Shows Former Mike Tyson Punching Plane Passenger After Apparent Harassment

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson on Wednesday was recorded on video punching a fellow passenger onboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport after seemingly being harassed. The footage, first shared by TMZ, showed Tyson leaning over the back …

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Taliban Continue Arresting, Harassing Afghan Journalists: Report

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Wednesday called on the Taliban to cease its escalating persecution and beating of Afghan journalists and media workers. IFJ said that the Taliban forces beaten and abducted two Afghan journalists in the latest …

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Russia to Block Paramount Plus

Fourth EstateParamount Plus announced it would suspend services in Russia starting April 20. - Paramount

Paramount Plus announced it would suspend services in Russia starting April 20. “The press service of MTV Russia, Paramount Comedy, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Channel confirms the suspension of broadcasting in Russia,” confirmed the Russian Press service of Paramount Plus. Russian …

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Media Watchdog Denounces “Unjustified” Mass Arrests of Journalists In Somalia

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Thursday strongly condemned the mass and “unjustified” arrest of Journalists in Somali, calling for their immediate release. IFJ and its Somali affiliate, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in a statement said …

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France’s Far-Right Candidate Le Pen Calls Rival Macron Most ‘Authoritarian’ President

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen retorted against her rival Emmanuel Macron’s remark on her authoritarian and extremist views, calling Macron the country’s most authoritarian French president. “This [criticism] makes me smile because we have never had a president …

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