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Freedom of the Press

2019

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

06

Feb

French police attempt to search Mediapart offices over Benalla report

The Paris prosecutor’s office should cease its attempts to search the offices of investigative news outlet Mediapart, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Mediapart reported that police and prosecutors attempted to search its office today as part of an investigation into the outlet’s reporting on the French president’s former top security officer Alexandre Benalla. “It is vital […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , CPJ

16

Jan

U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran’s state TV

U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. It said Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and was being held in custody in Washington DC. No formal charges had been made against her. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) […]

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Country: United States
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Reuters

2018

13

Dec

Cum-Ex-Search: public Prosecutor’s office determines against Correctiveditor-in-chief

The Hamburg public Prosecutor’s office determined against Correctiv editor-in-chief Oliver Schröm. The research group Correctiv had uncovered fraud in the Cum-Ex-billion tax – now it will be investigated how exactly the organization came to the information. Oliver Schröm is accused in abetting the betrayal of business and trade secrets. The Hamburg public Prosecutor’s office confirmed […]

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Country: Germany
Source: News Article Insiders

07

Dec

Hungary’s Orban exempts pro-government media group from scrutiny

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has exempted a mammoth pro-government media group from scrutiny by the national competition watchdog, according to a decree published late on Wednesday. Critics say the rightwing nationalist leader is presiding over a gradual disappearance of independent media in the ex-Communist satellite. Dozens of newspapers and broadcasters critical of Orban have […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: Euro News , Reuters

23

Nov

France passes controversial ‘fake news’ law

France’s parliament has passed a new law, which aims to empower judges to order the immediate removal of “fake news” during election campaigns. Critics argued that the controversial law against the “manipulation of information” could jeopardise democracy and censor the press. The law, conceived by President Emmanuel Macron, was rejected twice by the senate before […]

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Country: France
Source: NTV , Euronews