Belarusian News Outlet Targeted by Belarusian Authorities, Site Blocked and Staff Arrested

Belarusian authorities have blocked the website of Nasha Neva a leading online opposition media and detained its staff. The Belarusian information ministry confirmed that it had “decided to restrict access” to the Nasha Neva website after the Prosecutor General’s office …

Read more

Censored Apple Daily Content Uploaded to Blockchain

The recent closure of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily prompted activists to back up articles on blockchain platforms free from censorship, as China rejected concerns over the closure. Pro-democracy supporters have now uploaded over 4,000 Apple Daily articles on Arweave as …

Read more

Apple Daily Shutsdown

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has announced its closure as it prints its last edition, following the arrests of executives and staff last week. The 26-year-old news outlet will now shut down operations after authorities froze HK$18 million (US$2.32 …

Read more

Australian Media Organizations Fined A$1.1 Million for Breaching Gag Order on Cardinal George Pell’s Sexual Abuse Case

An Australian court has fined 12 media groups A$1.1 million (US$842,805) for breaching a suppression order over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s now-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case. On June 4, Victoria Supreme Court Justice John Dixon ruled …

Read more

Japanese Journalist Charged by Myanmar Authorities for Spreading Fake News

Myanmar authorities have now charged Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi for allegedly spreading false news, the first foreign journalist accused since the military overthrew the civilian government. A Japanese embassy official in Yangon said the 45-year-old freelance journalist covering the news …

Read more