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Freedom of the Press

2019

10

Jul

RT, Sputnik banned from media freedom conference in UK

The Foreign Office has banned Russia’s RT and Sputnik news organisations from attending a global conference on media freedom in London because of their “active role in spreading disinformation”. Sixty ministers and 1,000 journalists and members of civil society are expected to attend the meeting, co-hosted with Canada, on Wednesday and Thursday. “We have not […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , The Guardian

01

Jul

Canadian cartoonist loses job after illustration of Trump

A Canadian cartoonist’s illustration of President Donald Trump playing golf over the bodies of two drowned migrants went viral Wednesday. Two days later, Michael de Adder said on Twitter that he had been let go by a publishing company in New Brunswick, Canada. De Adder’s illustration depicted Trump asking the two dead migrants, “Do you mind if […]

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Country: United States
Source: Haber Türk , CNN

13

Jun

Sajid Javid signs US extradition order for Julian Assange

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed he has signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the US where he faces charges of computer hacking. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday, Javid said: “He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

05

Jun

Police raid ABC headquarters over Afghanistan stories

Police in Australia raided the headquarters of national broadcaster ABC in connection with a series of stories it ran in 2017 on accusations of unlawful killings committed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. The operation on Wednesday came just a day after police raided the Canberra home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst about a report […]

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Country: Australia
Source: BBC , Aljazeera

24

May

Le Monde director summoned by French intelligence service

The managing director of the newspaper Le Monde, Louis Dreyfus, said Thursday he has been summoned for questioning by France’s domestic intelligence agency, following a similar order against one of the daily’s senior reporters. Dreyfus told AFP he and Ariane Chemin — who broke the story of an explosive scandal concerning a security aide to […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Yahoo

03

May

US begins extradition case against Julian Assange in London

Julian Assange has declined a chance to consent to his extradition to the US at a hearing in London as Washington started pressing its case to take him across the Atlantic. Appearing via video link from Belmarsh prison, Assange said: “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

01

May

Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks and still faces US charges

A UK judge has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said it was hard to imagine a more serious version of the offence as she gave the 47-year-old hacker a sentence close to the maximum […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , Aljazeera

23

Apr

Arrest of journalist at Yellow Vest protest ‘affront’ to press freedom

Glanz, a freelance video journalist covering social movements, was arrested while covering a demonstrations at Place de la République in Paris on Saturday. Placed in custody for “insult to a representative of public authority” and “participation in a group with a view to causing violence and degradations”, Glanz remained in custody on Monday, awaiting referral […]

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Country: France
Source: Rfi

03

Apr

U.S. hackers helped UAE spy on foreign journalists

A group of American hackers who once worked for U.S. intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures during a tense 2017 confrontation pitting the UAE and its allies against the Gulf state of Qatar. The American operatives worked for […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

08

Mar

Federal government reportedly tracked immigration journalists in secret database

The federal government has been secretly tracking immigration activists, immigration activists, lawyers and journalists covering the topic, KNSD-TV, an NBC station in San Diego, reported on Wednesday evening. Leaked documents from a Homeland Security source showed that the U.S. created and maintained a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers the government had associated […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Fortune