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A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and 'anti-national content'.

Washington plans to lift sanctions on Khartoum after the country holds its first democratic elections following a three-year transitional period, a source claimed.

Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

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Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

Algeria has intensified its crackdown on an anti-government protest movement in a bid to discourage demonstrations once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Award-winning Filipino journalist conviction sparks international outrage

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Award-winning Filipino journalist conviction sparks international outrage

A trial, labelled by rights groups as another example of limitations of press freedom amid an ongoing rights crackdown by President Rodrigo ...

Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi seeks medical treatment

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Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi seeks medical treatment

Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi has requested temporary release to seek medical treatment for lung issues.

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Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

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Sudan's Hamdok vows 'retribution' for victims of Khartoum massacre

The transitional authorities have formed a committee to probe the massacre but have yet to announce its findings.

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Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across ...

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Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Sudanese protesters took to the streets on the anniversary of the bloody crackdown, in which men in military fatigues killed at least 128 people.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

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Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the ...

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Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

Attalah was released following her arrest on Sunday outside Cairo's Tora Prison where she had been interviewing Laila Soueif, the mother of ...

Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

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Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in ...

Sudan clashes kill 26, including paramilitary forces

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Sudan clashes kill 26, including paramilitary forces

The fighting poses a significant challenge to efforts by the transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in some areas.

Human rights groups demand release of Algerian journalist

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Human rights groups demand release of Algerian journalist

Human rights groups are calling for the release of Reporters Without Borders journalist Khaled Drareni as Algeria cracks down on free speech ...

The death of journalism in Yemen's war

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The death of journalism in Yemen's war

The threat of execution has now become a potential punishment against journalists in Yemen, reflecting the deadly reality of reporting in the ...

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Algeria arrest meme creator in crackdown on free speech

A well-known creator of a meme page called Walid Kechida is the latest victim of Algeria's crackdown on free speech after he was arrested for criticising the president.

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Algeria continues to target online media during coronavirus pandemic

Algerian authorities have blocked a third online news website that covered the anti-government "Hirak" protest movement, stirring condemnation ...

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Reporters Without Borders: Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran ...

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Iraq suspends, fines Reuters over coronavirus report

Iraqi authorities accused the London-based news agency of misreporting the country's number of Covid-19 cases.

Yemen rebels urged to release journalists sentenced to death

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Yemen rebels urged to release journalists sentenced to death

The Committee to Protect Journalists [CPJ] called on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release four journalists that were sentenced to death.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels sentence four journalists to death

Amnesty said the four journalists have been sentenced on "trumped-up spying charges for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of ...

Sudan raises bread prices one year after Bashir's fall

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Sudan raises bread prices one year after Bashir's fall

In mid-December 2018, the price of bread had been hiked in Sudan, triggering mass protests that toppled the former Bashir regime.

Algeria, Morocco using coronavirus to curb freedoms, activists say

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Algeria, Morocco using coronavirus to curb freedoms, activists say

Algeria and Morocco appear to be using the coronavirus pandemic to quietly silence dissent and arrest journalists who are reporting on the ...

Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

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Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

April 6 marks the first anniversary of a mass sit-in in Sudan that prompted the ousting of dictator, Omar Al-Bashir.

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