Australian media organisations want journalists to be exempt from national security laws passed since 2012 which "would put them in jail just for doing their jobs."
Police raided state-funded Australian Broadcasting Corp on Wednesday, a day after raiding a News Corp editor. The operations were in relation to alleged crimes of receiving and leaking classified information, kicking open questions of press freedom.
Press freedom NGO says Mustafa Al-Kharouf should be released from prison and threats to drop the stateless Palestinian to Jordan, in which he has no legal right to reside, should be dropped.
The 28-year-old journalist and his fiancee were shot dead at their home on February 21 last year, sparking protests and leading to the resignation of former prime minister Robert Fico.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is poised to win fourth term in Sunday's contest, but press freedom continues to be curtailed and the opposition leaders are jailed on whimsical grounds.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Wa Lone are accused of possessing sensitive material linked to army operations in Rakhine state. The pair were working on the atrocities committed against Muslim Rohingya, of whom 700,000 have fled to Bangladesh.
High Court Judge Chacha Mwita directed the government to restore the transmission of three networks, which the government shut down after they broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration.
Dozens of Serbian media outlets and non-government organisations on Thursday have darkened their web pages for several minutes to protest pressure on free press.
Hungary and Slovakia defend their refusal to take in asylum seekers at the European Court of Justice, drawing a clear rebuke from Germany and others who stressed the need for European solidarity.
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