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Nobel laureate Ressa vows to fight order to shut Philippine news site

Philippine Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa pledged on Wednesday to fight an order by the corporate regulator to shut down her online news site Rappler, known for its critical reporting of Preside...

Fighting a 'battle between democracy and authoritarianism'

As the 2022 Global Media Forum continued at DW's Bonn headquarters on Tuesday, the exiled Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar told the panel "Shaping the Future of Journalism in Wartime" th...

Zimbabwe reporter fined on accreditation for New York Times

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday convicted a journalist on charges of breaking the country’s immigration laws by allegedly arranging fake accreditation papers for two corresponden...

China says Bloomberg news assistant in Beijing released

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese news assistant in Beijing for Bloomberg News has been released on bail, the American financial news service reported Tuesday, citing the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 3 The New York Times calls for an independent investigation into the killing of journalist Shi...

India: Independent journalists take risks, lack support

Journalists across India are increasingly being targeted for their work. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 2021 was one of the deadliest years for Indian journalists in the past decad...

Group: Iran arrests reporter amid unrest over tower collapse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian authorities arrested a local journalist at a ceremony for the victims of a building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan, an international press watch...

Rights groups say new Cuba penal code tougher on dissent

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's parliament has approved a new penal code that officials say modernizes the country's laws but that human rights groups warn tightens already strict limits on dissent. ...

Pakistan court asks intel agency not to arrest TV journalist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Islamabad ordered a key Pakistani intelligence agency not to arrest a prominent anchorperson who is accused of spreading fake news and hate content on social media against ...

Journalist killed in northern Mexico, 9th so far this year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Another journalist was found dead in northern Mexico on Thursday, the ninth media worker killed in the country so far this year. Prosecutors in the northern state...

Egypt frees 3 as president appears to reach out to critics

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities freed three journalists early Sunday, the head of a journalists’ union said, the latest in a string of releases as President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi appears to be reach...

Pakistan court asks intel agency to stop harassing TV anchor

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Islamabad on Thursday asked Pakistan’s intelligence agency and the police to stop harassing a prominent TV anchor after his lawyer petitioned the court, saying his client’s...

Free speech in Sri Lanka under threat amid political turmoil

Sri Lanka imposed a temporary nationwide social media blackout on Sunday as part of its efforts to contain public unrest triggered by the country's worst economic crisis in decades. For a few h...

Journalists impeded, not muzzled, by Russian reporting rules

NEW YORK (AP) — In a recent dispatch from Moscow, BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg noted that a new Russian law required him to refer to the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military ope...

Journalists impeded, not muzzled, by Russian reporting rules

NEW YORK (AP) — In a recent dispatch from Moscow, BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg noted that a new Russian law required him to refer to the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation.” The...