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    The cost: crushing of press freedom

    Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2021

    THE unexpected decision by judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max...

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    US criticises arrest of Reuters cameraman in Ethiopia

    Agence France-Presse . Nairobi, Kenya | Updated at 11:03am on December 29, 2020

    Ethiopian police arrested a Reuters cameraman last week and have held him in custody without charge, the international news agency said on Monday, drawing criticism...

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    Journalist Kajol freed after seven months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:25pm on December 25, 2020

    Journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was released from the Dhaka Central Jail on Friday over seven months after his detention in three cases filed against him...

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    Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

    Agence France-Presse . Rabat | Updated at 10:17am on December 25, 2020

    Prominent Moroccan journalist and human rights activist Omar Radi appeared in court on Thursday, his lawyer said, after being detained several months earlier on accusations...

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    Colombian reporter dies of gunshot wounds

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 10:31am on December 24, 2020

    A Colombian journalist who had covered organised crime died on Wednesday two days after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Cali, in the southwest of the...

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    Exiled Turkey journalist handed 27-year jail sentence

    Agence France-Presse. Istanbul | Updated at 08:51am on December 24, 2020

    A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced the exiled former editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet daily to more than 27 years in jail on espionage and terror...

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    21 journalists victims of ‘reprisal’ killings in 2020

    Agence France-Presse .New York | Updated at 11:02am on December 23, 2020

    At least 21 journalists have been victims of reprisal killings so far this year, more than double the number from last year, the committee to...

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    Al-Jazeera journalists targeted by spyware

    Agence France-Presse. Nicosia | Updated at 10:16am on December 22, 2020

    Dozens of journalists at Qatar's Al-Jazeera broadcaster had their mobile communications intercepted by sophisticated electronic surveillance, a cybersecurity watchdog said, following a months-long investigation. Interceptions...

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    Journalist Kajol gets bail in one of three cases

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:46pm on November 24, 2020

    The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to detained journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in one of the three cases filed against him by ruling Awami...

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    Pandemic, democracy and press freedom

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:10am on October 15, 2020

    THE 17th founding anniversary of the outspoken national daily, New Age, comes at a time when, according to Reporters Without Borders, journalism is ‘entering a...