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Number of jailed journalists reached global high in 2021, at least...

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The number of journalists worldwide who are behind bars reached a global high in 2021, according to a new report from the nonprofit Committee...

Presidency condemns criminal attacks on journalists

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Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele has joined the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), in condemning criminal attacks on journalists while out on...

Afghan journalists beaten in Taliban detention, editor says

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Two Afghan journalists were beaten in police custody this week after covering a protest by women in Kabul where they were detained by the...

Israeli firm’s spyware used to target journalists’ cell phones – reports

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An Israeli company's spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around...

Trial of Moroccan journalists raises fears of repression

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New hearings took place on Tuesday in the trials of two dissident journalists in Morocco accused of sexual assault, whose detention rights groups see...

SANEF welcomes arrest of suspects who attacked journalists

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The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has welcomed the arrest of suspects following the attack on two journalists at Fish Hoek beach over...

Somalia harassing journalists online – claim

Amnesty International accuses Somalia’s government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook standards enforcers to disable their...

Somalia not a good place for journalists

Somalia’s Western-backed government forces beat and detained a record number of journalists last year, the journalists’ syndicate told Reuters, prompting suggestions government is suppressing...

China is least journalist friendly country in the world

China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a...

Journalists detained in Uganda

Eight Ugandan journalists were detained as they marched in Kampala to protest what they said were police abuses, including beatings and detentions, during coverage...

Burundi journalists charged

Four Burundian journalists were arrested and charged with undermining state security, an editor at their newspaper tweeted, as Burundi’s government clamps down on journalists...

Reporters investigating Russian mercenaries threatened

Russian journalists investigating the activities of a secretive group of Russian mercenaries in Africa and the Middle East were subject to physical threats and...

Diplomats condemn order suspending Ugandan journalists

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Diplomats and rights groups condemned Ugandan authorities on Friday for ordering the suspension of more than 30 senior journalists after TV and radio stations...

Journalists protest in Algiers

Algerian police briefly detained several journalists at a protest in the capital calling for the right to cover rarely seen anti-government demonstrations which began...

Journalists detained in Uganda released

Ugandan police released three journalists working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing government prescription drugs. The three...

Increasing number of journalists jailed for doing their jobs

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A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn...

Kenyan police apologise for arresting Chinese journalists

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Kenyan police apologised for briefly arresting journalists from Chinese state television's international English channel China Global Television Network (CGTN). The incident happened...

Kremlin critic vows to find Russian TV crew’s killers

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Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky would try to find those responsible for the murder of three journalists working for his online news organisation...

Russian journalists die in CAR ambush

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Three Russian journalists were killed in Central African Republic (CAR) their news outlet said, in what local authorities said was an ambush...

Egyptian prosecutor summons nine journalists over election coverage

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Egypt's state security prosecutor has summoned the former editor of a local newspaper and eight of its reporters for questioning over their...

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