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Crackdown on Media

2017

23

Mar

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In a shameful action, EP President bans Daily Sabah of Turkey from EP

Following a campaign to ban distribution of Daily Sabah copies at the European Parliament (EP), President Antonio Tajani made a scandalous decision on Wednesday to stop presence of the newspaper at the parliament. The hate-campaign was started by Jeroen Lenaers, a Christian Democrat and Dutch member of the European Parliament, who sent a letter to […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Daily Sabah

08

Mar

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WikiLeaks publishes ‘biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents’

The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeaks published what it described as the biggest ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices. The thousands of leaked documents focus mainly on techniques for hacking and reveal how the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Guardian

16

Feb

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Journalists Who Obtain Leaked Official Material Could Be Sent To Prison Under New Proposals

Campaigners have expressed outrage at new proposals that could lead to journalists being jailed for up to 14 years for obtaining leaked official documents. The major overhaul of the Official Secrets Act – to be replaced by an updated Espionage Act – would give courts the power to increase jail terms against journalists receiving official […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Telegraph

03

Feb

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Security Guards Attack A French Journalist After He Asks Marine Le Pen A Question

A French journalist and his cameraman were attacked by security guards after trying to ask far-right candidate Marine le Pen a question over allegations her security guard was paid as a parliamentary aid. Political reporter Paul Larrouturou, who works for the popular news TV show Quotidien, was violently forced out of a Paris exhibition hall […]

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Country: France
Source: The Independent

27

Jan

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Chief Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Calls Mainstream Media ‘The Opposition Party’

In case there was any question about it, President Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist made it official today: The media is “the opposition party.” The media “don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States,” Steve Bannon told The New York Times in an […]

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Country: United States
Source: Yahoo News

15

Jan

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Facebook Rolls Out Fake News Filter in Germany

Facebook will begin rolling out its fake news filter in Germany, The Financial Times reports, where lawmakers have expressed growing concern over the spread of fabricated news stories and Russian interference ahead of national elections later this year. The social network will begin fact-checking and flagging fake news for users in Germany over the coming […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Verge

2016

22

Dec

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Made Suicade Attempt In Prison

U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning made an attempt to take her life, her lawyers said. Authorities sentenced 28-year-old Manning, born Bradley Manning, to 35 years in prison in 2013 for leaking some 700,000 confidential files to Julian Assange’s Wikileaks.

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Country: United States
Source: Newsweek

22

Dec

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After Dallas Shootings, Police Arrest People For Criticizing Cops On Facebook And Twitter

Four men in Detroit were arrested over the past week for posts on social media that the police chief called threatening. One tweet that led to an arrest said that Micah Johnson, the man who shot police officers in Dallas last week, was a hero. None of the men have been named, nor have they […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Intercept

22

Dec

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Journalist Headed to Jail Over Something She Says She Didn’t Do

Teri Buhl is getting ready to go to jail. Buhl, 43, is a journalist. She was sentenced to 30 days in prison for catfishing a teenage girl and harassing her—something she says she didn’t do. “I’m really numb,” she says, days before her surrender. “I just want to go and get it over with.” Buhl […]

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Country: United States
Source: vice.com

19

Dec

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NAACP Leaders Arrested During Voting Rights Protest in Virginia

On February 5, 2016, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Cornell William Brooks and Stephen Green, the body’s youth director, were arrested on Monday in a congressman’s district office in Virginia over a six-hour sit-in protest on voting rights, the NAACP said.

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters