Press freedom

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Male Afghan TV presenters mask up to support female colleagues after Taliban decree
#FreeHerFace campaign gathers force as high-profile men rebel against crackdown on face coverings in Afghanistan

Zahra Joya

24, May, 2022 @1:46 PM

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Spanish journalist held in Poland on suspicion of pro-Russian espionage
Pablo González, who has joint Spanish and Russian nationality, alleged to have worked for GRU military intelligence

Giles Tremlett

12, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law
Legislation, drawn up after Leveson inquiry, said to pose threat to freedom and sustainability of the press

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

10, May, 2022 @6:01 PM

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Media polarisation risks press freedom and peace in conflict-hit Mali and Ethiopia | Kristin Skare Orgeret and Bruce Mutsvairo
When media rights are curtailed, fake news and posts on social platforms drive tension and violence, as the latest World Press Freedom Index starkly shows

Kristin Skare Orgeret and Bruce Mutsvairo

10, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Swiss politicians vote against loosening notorious banking secrecy law
Failure to amend law in reaction to Credit Suisse investigation dashes hopes for fast-track route to greater press freedom

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

06, May, 2022 @8:36 PM

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Record 28 countries rated ‘very bad’ in press freedom index
Myanmar and Hong Kong among worst performers while UK ranked 24th and US 42nd

Jim Waterson Media editor

03, May, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Around the world, journalists are resisting the regimes that would jail and kill them | Mary Fitzgerald
From Russia to India, it has never been more dangerous to pursue the truth. But new tactics bring hope, says Mary Fitzgerald of Open Society Foundations

Mary Fitzgerald

03, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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On World Press Freedom Day, will Australia’s major parties pledge to fix our whistleblowing law? | Kieran Pender
Richard Boyle, David McBride and Bernard Collaery have spoken up about serious wrongdoing. Prosecuting them is undemocratic

Kieran Pender

02, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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EU announces plans to protect journalists from vexatious lawsuits
Anti-Slapp directive would also enable EU states to refuse to recognise judgments passed in UK

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

27, Apr, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Media freedom is ‘in danger’, survey in four central European countries finds
Respondents in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia want measures to protect press freedom

Robert Tait in Prague

26, Apr, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Hong Kong’s Human Rights Press Awards scrapped over security law fears
Foreign Correspondent’s Club’s decision sparks outrage from journalists and resignations from press freedom committee

Helen Davidson in Taipei

25, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Russian student journalists sentenced to labour over freedom of assembly video
In ‘absurd, made-up case’, four ex-Doxa journalists handed two-year sentences over video defending right of students to demonstrate

Pjotr Sauer

13, Apr, 2022 @2:41 PM

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