The incident marks the latest move by WhatsApp owner Facebook to interfere with user freedoms, leaving journalists, Palestinians and pro-Palestinian posters confused about why the company is censoring them.
Reporters Without Borders annual report says at least 84 percent of those killed this year were “deliberately targeted” for their work, up from 63 percent in 2019.
China has incarcerated the most journalists this year. Meanwhile, women journalists across the world have reported increasing instances of online harassment, ranging from threats of violence to sexual abuse.
First, a journalist goes missing for two months and when found, the authorities arrest him under two draconian laws. His son now awaits justice.
The London-based rights group documented 37 cases of journalists detained in the government’s escalating crackdown on press freedoms, many charged with “spreading false news” or “misusing social media” under a broad 2015 counterterrorism law.
The airstrike on May 4 decimated the international news agency’s bureau in the besieged territory, destroying the building but not killing any of the journalists.
Media watchdog Reportes Without Borders (RSF) warns political leaders' hostility towards the media have "fuelled an unprecedented level of fear and danger for journalists".
Human rights activists warn the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to further crack down on freedom of speech.
Authorities say reporters received "important secret papers" from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state.
Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and the Committee to Protect Journalists says that authorities must break the culture of impunity prevalent in the country.
The German chancellor's first visit to Turkey after July 15 is being closely observed as it comes at a critical time in the relationship between the two countries. Ankara has asked Berlin to extradite Turkish military personnel implicated in treason.
Three documentary filmmakers, arrested in Washington state and North Dakota, filmed activists who seek to shut down major oil pipelines from Canada to the United States.
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