The Kashmir Press Club has repeatedly urged the Indian government to allow them to report freely, saying security agencies were using physical attacks, threats and summons to intimidate journalists and muzzle the press.
Journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah was ordered released along with Abdel Nasser Ismail, leader of the Popular Alliance party, and Gamal El Gammal, a journalist and opposition figure.
Rights groups say at least five people were detained and 25 homes and offices searched in the third successive day of raids.
Pakistan says it supports freedom of speech but human rights groups often accuse the state and military of harassing and attacking journalists.
Reporters sans Frontieres calls upon the International Criminal Court to determine whether Israeli air strikes on a Gaza building housing media outlets constituted a war crime.
The attack came a week after two Spanish journalists and an Irish conservationist were killed in an ambush by militants in the same region.
Choy Yuk-ling, also known as Bao Choy, was investigating a mob attack on anti-Beijing protesters in 2019 when she was arrested in November on charges of falsely declaring why she needed to obtain license plate information from a database.
Galloni, who will replace Stephen J Adler this month, will be the first woman to lead the news agency in its 170-year history.
Egypt responds with disapproval and shock after 31 countries, including US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, expressed concern on Cairo’s use of terror legislation against a broad range of critics, including rights activists and journalists.
The Director of National Intelligence has declassified the report that says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved action against Jamal Khashoggi as the Biden administration is trying to rewrite the balance of its ties with the kingdom.
The BBC also came under renewed fire from Chinese officials after Britain’s media regulator concluded that China’s Communist Party was the ultimate editorial authority for CGTN.
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.
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