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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Turkish Court Sentences Journalist Dundar to 27 Years in Absentia for Espionage

A Turkish court sentenced exiled journalist Can Dundar in absentia to 27 years in prison on espionage and terror-related charges for a story and...

Afghan President Ghani Orders Investigation into Murder of Journalist Nikzad

Afghan President Ghani on Tuesday condemned the killing of prominent photojournalist Rahmatullah Nikzad and ordered security authorities to do everything they could to investigate...

Al-Jazeera Reporters Hacked Using Israeli Spyware

Al-Jazeera reported that their staff and journalists were targeted using Israel-based NSO Group software this year. According to Citizen Lab’s researchers at the University of...

Iran Questions EU Envoys over Reporter Hanging Protest

Iran's foreign minister has summoned the German ambassador because of the European Union's statements that were criticizing the hanging of Ruhollah Zam, an Iranian...

Bloomberg Beijing Staff Detained by Police

Police have detained a Bloomberg News Beijing Staff Member for allegedly endangering national security.Police have detained Bloomberg News Beijing Staff Member Haze Fan for...

Afghan Journalist and Driver Assassinated

Malala Maiwand, a female journalist, has been shot dead in Eastern Afghanistan. She is considered to be the latest victim of a series of...

French Parliament Approves Controversial Security Bill

The French parliament has approved the controversial Global Security Bill on Tuesday, despite criticisms by journalists and rights group.The French parliament has approved the...

European Union Cites Press Freedom as France Pushes Security Law

The European Commission on Nov. 23 warned on press freedom regarding the French draft security law, saying that journalists should be able to "do...

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