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Crackdown on Media

2018

31

May

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‘President was clear about RT’: Journalist barred from Elysee Palace despite having credentials

An RT journalist has been barred from attending a conference hosted by Emmanuel Macron in Elysee palace. The reporter was told that the president “was clear” about RT: access for the channel’s staff is denied. Kyrill Kotikov, working for RT France, was stopped by security at the gates of the palace where Macron was due […]

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Country: France
Source: RT , Güneş

22

May

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UK media watchdog Ofcom launched 3 new probes Into Russian broadcaster RT

UK media watchdog Ofcom said it had launched three new investigations into the RT broadcaster for breaches of content standards between April 30 and May 13. According to the organization’s bulletin, the investigations were launched over RT’s Crosstalk and News programs, aired on April 20, April 26 and May 4. Ofcom notes that the very fact of the beginning of the investigation does not […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sputnik News

26

Apr

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UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of Uruguay, Samoa, and Chile for restrictions on reporters as they seek to hold power to account. Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for journalistic freedoms, said the UK ranked 40th […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

25

Apr

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MI5 vetted thousands of BBC staff to keep ‘evil’ and ‘subversive’ lefties out

The BBC allowed MI5, Britain’s intelligence service, to vet its applicants in a bid to stop potentially “subversive” people from influencing the broadcast material, new files have revealed. The documents reveal the extent to which MI5 worked with the broadcaster to politically vet thousands of employees – except for “personnel such as chairwomen” – right until the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: RT , Sputnik

18

Apr

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ICE detained Tennessee journalist because of his reporting, lawyers say

Lawyers for a journalist who was arrested in Tennessee and then placed in an immigration detention facility said Monday that the government was trying to suppress his reporting and violated his rights of freedom of speech and the press. Attorneys with the Southern Poverty Law Center have asked a federal court to release Manuel Duran […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Denver Post

28

Feb

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Slain Slovak journalist was probing alleged government-mafia ties

A Slovak reporter was investigating alleged ties between the country’s prime minister’s office and an Italian mafia network when he was killed this week, his colleagues and friends said Tuesday, as Europe’s latest murder of an organized crime reporter roiled this small nation. Jan Kuciak, a 27-year-old investigative journalist, was set to publish a report […]

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Country: Slovakia
Source: The Wall Street Journal

14

Feb

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Newspaper editor sacked for describing Martin Schulz’s ‘perfect murder’

One of Germany’s most influential publications was thrown into chaos on Friday when its high-profile publisher was sacked for describing a murder carried out by the Social Democrat leader in a newsletter. Gabor Steingart, the publisher of Handelsblatt, Germany’s answer to the Financial Times, was told by the newspaper’s owner on Thursday that he would […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local

30

Jan

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Australia’s security bill threatens journalists and whistleblowers

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Australian government to remove secrecy and espionage provisions from a proposed national security law that could result in journalists being sent to prison just for doing their job. Several provisions in the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government plans to submit soon to […]

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Country: Australia
Source: ifex

2017

27

Dec

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French children’s magazine removed from sales after claiming Israel ‘not a real country’

A French children’s magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after it admitted a “mistake” in writing that Israel wasn’t a “real country.” The news editor for Youpi, a magazine for children from 5 to 8, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the January issue was being removed from kiosk sales in France and Belgium after […]

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Country: France
Source: The Star

25

Dec

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Finnish police search journalist’s home following article on intelligence monitoring

Police in Finland have reportedly searched the home of a journalist who published a report about a Finnish military program that tracked Russian troop movements. The investigative report, published by the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat on Saturday, was accused of disclosing state secrets and has resulted in a criminal probe. It detailed the country’s defence […]

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Country: Finland
Source: The Moscow Times