The 60-page report by the London-based rights group details how Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution, or SSSP, has become increasingly central to Abdel Fattah el Sisi’s sweeping crackdown on dissent.
If granted, the court order would be the first step in a process to have Assange extradited from Britain, where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who've been behind bars since December 2017, were convicted of possessing classified documents relating to security operations in Rakhine during a brutal military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
Media watchdog Reportes Without Borders (RSF) warns political leaders' hostility towards the media have "fuelled an unprecedented level of fear and danger for journalists".
The Washington Post honours journalists who went missing or were killed such as Jamal Khashoggi and Marie Colvin, in their first Super Bowl ad.
The arrest and trial of two Reuters journalists has triggered alarm over worsening media freedoms in Myanmar as it restricts reporting on northern Rakhine state, where the military is accused of the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
The two reporters, whose application for bail was declined at the last hearing, have now been in detention for eight weeks, first in police custody and then in Yangon's notorious Insein prison.
French journalist Stephan Villeneuve was filming a piece with reporter Veronique Robert on the battle of Mosul when they were both wounded. Villeneuve succumbed to his wounds. Earlier Kurdish journalist Bakhtiyar Addad died in the blast.
After the arrest of two journalists, Egyptian riot police have surrounded the journalists' union headquarters and have limited access to the building.
Human Rights watch urges Somalia to protect journalists and other media workers against rampant violence in the country.
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