Russia labels reporters ‘foreign agents’ after journalist Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Hours after Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was jointly awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Russian authorities have begun labelling other journalists and media organisations “foreign agents” in an effort to sideline critics. Mr Muratov, and fellow journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines, won the prize for their fight for freedom of expression. Many in Russia had hoped that the prize wouldContinue reading “Russia labels reporters ‘foreign agents’ after journalist Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize”

Pegasus spyware allegations leave Indian democracy hanging by a thread

Spyware that can be covertly installed on mobile phones has sent shock waves across the globe — and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been accused of using it. The Indian government has found itself at the heart of a spyware scandal that has sent seismic waves across the entire political world. A collaborative investigation, based on informationContinue reading “Pegasus spyware allegations leave Indian democracy hanging by a thread”

Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters’ records

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations, with limited exceptions, reversing years of department policy. The new policy largely codifies the commitment Garland made in June, when he said the Justice Department would abandon the practice of seizing reporters’ records in leak investigations. ItContinue reading “Garland bars prosecutors from seizing reporters’ records”

Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot

Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. De Vries has died just over a week after being shot in the street, his family and his employer RTL Netherlands news said on Thursday. De Vries, who was 64, had been a frequent commentator on television crime programmes and a veteran reporter with sources in both law enforcementContinue reading “Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot”

Rallies held in Georgia after journalist beaten by homophobic mob dies at home

Alexander Lashkarava was one of several dozen journalists attacked by the mob last Monday  The pride march was cancelled before going ahead Police are investigating Lashkarava’s death Rallies have been held in Georgia after the death of a journalist who was bashed by a homophobic mob that was protesting against a pride march. Cameraman Alexander LashkaravaContinue reading “Rallies held in Georgia after journalist beaten by homophobic mob dies at home”

Bangladeshi Journalist Could Face Death Penalty For Her COVID Investigation

Twelve journalists and bloggers covering the pandemic have been charged by police since it began. Journalists across Bangladesh formed human chains, boycotted government press conferences, and protested outside the Health Ministry on Tuesday.  Some even volunteered to get themselves arrested.  The demonstrations were in support of prominent investigative journalist Rozina Islam, who was arrested this week for allegedly “stealing” government documents relatedContinue reading “Bangladeshi Journalist Could Face Death Penalty For Her COVID Investigation”

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