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Hungarian police question journalists for ‘illicit data collection’ after use of drone footage

Berlin, October 28, 2020 — Hungarian police must stop harassing journalists Gabriella Horn and Balázs Gulyás, and drop any investigation into their sources and their use of drone footage to report on information of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 26, the business crime unit of the Hungarian police in…

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Singaporean journalist Lau Hon Meng, center left, and Malaysian journalist Mok Choy Lin, both accused for allegedly flying drones illegally over parliament buildings, are escorted during their trial at a court Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP/Aung Shine Oo)

Journalists jailed for two months in Myanmar over drone use

Bangkok, November 10, 2017–A Myanmar court today sentenced two foreign journalists who were on assignment for Turkey’s state broadcaster, along with their interpreter and driver, to two months in prison on charges of filming with a drone without official permission, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentencing and calls on…

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