Freedom of press
TAP CEO resigns Tunisia Tunisian state news agency’s new CEO resigns after journalists protest

Journalists of the state-owned Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) had protested the appointment of Kamel Ben Younes due to its political nature and his record as a propagandist of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime

Tunisia journalists attacked Protesting journalists at Tunisian state news agency face police violence

The journalists’ union, in coordination with labor unions, has called for a general strike on April 22 to protest what they claim is a politically motivated appointment to the post of the Chief Executive Officer of the state news agency, TAP

Protests against policing bill and gender violence continue in UK and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the protests against the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill in the UK, strike against privatization by bank employees in India, a UN Report documenting a 65% increase in the demolitions of Palestinian homes by Israeli forces, and the continued protests in France as the Senate debates the Global Security Bill

Massive protests against Global Security Bill rock France

As the French Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Global Security Bill, protests took place across the country against the law which will strengthen the power of the police

Calls for Assange's release UN expert joins calls for presidential pardon for Assange

UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has written an open letter to US president Donald Trump, becoming the latest in a chorus of voices calling for a pardon for Assange

Global Security Bill-France Protests against proposed ‘global security’ law continue in France 

The French government introduced a bill which grants more autonomy to local police, expands use of surveillance drones and portable cameras by police patrols, and makes illegal the dissemination of images where police officers can be identified

New French security bill could make it harder to hold police accountable

Protests took place across France to oppose the recently introduced Global Security bill. This bill criminalizes filming on-duty police officers if they are identifiable and if harm is intended.

basma-mostafa arrested Egypt Journalist Basma Mostafa arrested in Egypt

Basma Mostafa was arrested when she went to cover protests following the alleged murder of a man in a police raid last week. Media reports say she has been accused of spreading false news and joining a terrorist organization

CIA torture survivor testifies that cable leaks were crucial to securing redressal

Today’s testimonies reinforced the defense’s argument that the revelations made by Wikileaks has been in the interest of the public and often crucial to securing justice for US crimes

Trial Week 1: Witnesses state Assange did nothing illegal

In the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition trial in London, witnesses sought to bring out the political nature of the prosecution against Assange.

Brazilian leaders Lula and Dilma express solidarity with Julian Assange, reject extradition

The Australian journalist faces 18 charges from the United States and could be sent to the country to be sentenced

The trial of Assange, Day 2: Guantanamo and a warning

The extradition hearings of Julian Assange continued on Tuesday with British lawyer Clive Stafford Smith and journalism professor Mark Feldstein testifying. When Assange termed a prosecution argument nonsense, the judge gave him a warning

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