Russia Shuts Down CBC Office

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Russian officials confirmed on Wednesday the closing of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Moscow bureau and the expulsion of CBC’s journalists from Russia in response to Canada’s move to ban Russian media RT and RT France (formerly Russia Today).   …

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Taliban Orders All Female TV Presenters to Cover Faces on Air

Fourth EstateTaliban’s Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prohibition of Vice has ordered female TV presenters to wear cover their faces.

The Taliban has ordered all female Afghan TV presenters to cover their faces while on air. The order came from the Taliban’s Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked with enforcing the group’s rulings, and the Information and Culture Ministry, according to …

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Media Watchdog Calls On Pakistan To Locate and Protect Life Of Missing Journalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its local affiliate, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expressed outrage over the kidnapping of a Pakistani Journalist Zahid Abbas Malik, calling on the government to immediately locate and release him. Malik, a …

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Chilean Journalist Francisca Sandoval Dies After Shooting at Workers’ Day Protest

Fourth EstateJournalist Francisca Sandoval - via Instagram

Chilean journalist Francisca Sandoval died on May 12, days after she was shot in the head while reporting the Workers’ Day protest. The television station Sandoval had been working for and the hospital where she was taken after the shooting …

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Palestinian Authority Rejects Joint Israeli Probe Into Al Jazeera Journalist Killing

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday strongly rejected Israel’s request to carry out a joint investigation into the death of a veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. “Israel requested a joint investigation and the handing over of the bullet that …

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Veteran Al Jazeera Journalist Killed In Israeli Raid in West Bank

Fourth EstateShireen Abu Akleh, 51, was a well-known Palestinian journalist and shot in the face by a single bullet and died immediately. - Courtesy

Al Jazeera accused Israeli forces of deliberately killing one of its veteran journalists while they were covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jennin early Wednesday. Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was a well-known Palestinian journalist and …

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Bomb Found at RIA Novosti Office in Berlin

Fourth EstateA line of police vehicles in Berlin Germany (2019 file photo) - Leonhard Lenz

Berlin officials said on Saturday that criminal investigators and prosecutors were looking into a device discovered and destroyed at a residential building housing Russian news agency employees of Ria Novosti in the city’s Steglitz neighborhood. The Russian embassy in Germany, …

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Ninth Journalist Killed in Mexico for 2022

Fourth EstateRamirez Ramos, whose body was found wrapped in plastic on a dirt road in the capital of Sinaloa state on Thursday, was the founding director of the Fuentes Fidedignas, which often reported on local political disputes. - Handout

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders said another journalist was found dead on Thursday in northern Mexico, bringing the total number of media practitioners killed in the country this year to nine.  Ramirez Ramos, whose body was found wrapped in …

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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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