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Polish ruling party president files criminal libel complaint against independent daily

March 12, 2019 11:19 AM ET

On February 20, 2019, Jaroslaw Kaczyński, the leader of Poland's ruling PiS party, filed a criminal libel complaint at the Warsaw public prosecutor's office against Wojciech Czuchnowski and Iwona Szpala, investigative journalists at the country's biggest independent daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, according to their employer....

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Indian government threatens to invoke Official Secrets Act against news outlets

March 11, 2019 2:29 PM ET

The government of Narendra Modi, through Attorney General K K Venugopal, on March 6, 2019, threatened to invoke the Official Secrets Act against daily newspaper The Hindu and news agency Asian News International (ANI) for critical reporting on a fighter jet deal in which the government has been accused...

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Two journalists detained, attacked in Ethiopia

March 8, 2019 10:45 AM ET

Two journalists with the privately owned online news outlet Mereja TV were briefly detained by regional police and then attacked by a mob in Legetafo, a town in Ethiopia's Oromia region, on February 23, 2019, Mereja TV CEO Elias Kifle told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Moroccan press freedom conference in Paris shut down after disruptions, power cut

February 27, 2019 12:15 PM ET

A conference on press freedom in Morocco held in Paris, France, was shut down on February 15, 2019, when the power was cut to the event after hecklers yelled at speakers and threw stink bombs, according to news reports, videos posted to social media, and witnesses who spoke with...

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Chad publisher handed suspended jail term for critical reporting on president's brother

February 25, 2019 3:42 PM ET

Deli Nestor, publisher of the privately owned semi-weekly investigative newspaper Eclairage in Chad, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence by a criminal court in N'Djamena on February 13, 2019, after he was convicted of defaming the brother of President Idriss Deby, according to Nestor, who spoke to the...

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Italian photojournalist severely injured covering clashes in eastern Syria

February 13, 2019 12:24 PM ET

Gabriele Micalizzi, an Italian freelance photojournalist, was severely injured by shrapnel while covering clashes between the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State militant group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz on February 11, 2019, according to news reports, the pro-opposition Rojava Information Center, and CNN photographer...

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Syrian journalist injured in shelling in Idlib province

February 13, 2019 9:26 AM ET

Ahmed al-Khatib, a reporter for the pro-opposition Edlib Media Center, was injured by shrapnel in Idlib province while covering a town's shelling by the Syrian army on February 9, 2019, according to his employer, news reports, the local press freedom group Syrian Journalists' Association, and the journalist, who spoke...

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Mexico denies entry to at least 2 journalists covering migrant caravan

February 8, 2019 5:45 PM ET

Officials from Mexico's National Institute for Migration denied entry to at least two international journalists who tried to enter the country in January 2019 to cover a migrant caravan in Tijuana....

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Algerian journalist handed six-month suspended prison sentence

February 6, 2019 3:55 PM ET

On December 25, 2018, the Bab al-Oued court in Algiers sentenced Adlène Mellah, founder of online news outlets Dzair Presse and Algerie-Direct, to one year in prison on charges of "incitement of armed assembly" in response to his coverage of a gathering, according to news reports and his lawyer,...

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French radio station burned in arson attack, anarchist group claims responsibility

February 4, 2019 10:09 AM ET

The Grenoble office of regional French public radio station France Bleu Isère was partially destroyed in an arson attack on January 28, 2019, according to the broadcaster. On January 30, a local anti-capitalist anarchist group claimed responsibility for the attack, the station reported....

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