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‘An attempt to gag the media’: Journalists on Nigeria’s proposed social media bill

April 1, 2020 1:30 PM ET

At a public hearing on Nigeria’s social media bill held in Abuja last month, the voice of Chris Isiguzo, president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), rang clearly across the room: “This bill…seeks to pigeonhole Nigerians from freely...

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Trust deficit: Guatemala's new president must overcome skepticism to improve press freedom

March 27, 2020 10:00 AM ET

With a new president in office, Guatemala has the opportunity to reverse years of declining press freedom after the country’s journalists endured obstruction, legal harassment, orchestrated online attacks, and threats of violence. To win back trust, the administration will need...

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Amid coronavirus pandemic, Iran covers up crucial information and threatens journalists

March 20, 2020 12:53 PM ET

In recent months, the stability of the Iranian government has been threatened by widespread protests in late 2019 and the shooting down of a Ukrainian civilian aircraft in January 2020 amid heightened tensions with the U.S. The latest threat...

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Iranian authorities detain journalist Mohammad Mosaed again for social media posts

February 27, 2020 3:44 PM ET

On February 22, 2020, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested and interrogated freelance economic reporter Mohammad Mosaed for several hours over recent social media posts critical of the government and suspended his social media accounts,...

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Freedom at a high cost for Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga

February 24, 2020 11:54 AM ET

When Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga was arrested by authorities on January 21, 2017, she did not know at the time it would likely be the last time she would ever be in her home in northern Ha Nam...

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Pakistan government secretly passes strict social media regulations

February 13, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2020 -- The Pakistan government should immediately roll back a set of social media regulatory measures that were passed in secret, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello faces online harassment campaign

February 12, 2020 5:41 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, February 12, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the online harassment campaign against Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello....

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Lawyer Mishi Choudhury on what India shutdowns ruling means for journalists

January 16, 2020 3:46 PM ET

On January 14, the Jammu and Kashmir administration partially restored mobile internet in a handful of districts, according to news reports. The administration, which is directly controlled by the Indian government, had imposed a complete communication ban in the...

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In the UK, ‘Megxit’ and Downing Street briefing change put focus on press access

January 14, 2020 5:20 PM ET

Journalists and press associations in the United Kingdom this week debated issues of access and what constitutes “credible media,” as royal correspondents scrutinized the fall out from “Megxit”—the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plan to step back from royal...

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Nepal’s hard-fought press freedom at risk amid restrictive bills, government pressure

December 26, 2019 11:22 AM ET

Last year, when Raju Basnet was covering landgrabs in the Nepali city of Lalitpur, he knew he was playing with fire. His reports in the weekly Khojtalas alleged that powerful people, including government officials, were involved in the scheme...

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