Freedom of press
Nora Younis arrested in Egypt Egyptian authorities arrest journalist Nora Younis

Founder and editor-in-chief of al-Manassa news agency, Nora Younis, has been a critic of the Egyptian government’s track record on human rights. She is the third woman journalist to be arrested by the Egyptian authorities in recent weeks

Fresh indictment against Assange in US Assange faces second indictment by US on charges of recruiting hacktivists

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will face a fresh indictment on charges of having “hired” and “conspired” with hacktivist groups, including Anonymous, LulzSec, and “a famous teenage hacker in Australia”

Egyptian journalist arrested while interviewing jailed activist’s mother, released on bail hours later

Lina Attalah, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian independent news outlet Mada Masr, was arrested while speaking to Laila Soueif, the mother of political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattah

Assange release request Australia MPs Australian MPs call for Assange’s release from UK prison

MPs who are part of a pro-Assange parliamentary group have called for his release from the Belmarsh prison in the UK over concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in prisons

Bangladesh journalist missing Senior journalist goes missing in Bangladesh

Activists groups fear that Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photojournalist who went missing a day after a police complaint was filed against him, has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He was accused of publishing false news by a member of parliament

Pro-assange protest Assange’s extradition hearing begins amid massive protests outside court

The formal hearings for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange began on February 24, Monday, within the premises of the high-security Belmarsh prison where he is being held. Large crowds of his supporters gathered outside

Israel detains journalist Israeli forces detain several Palestinians including one journalist

Yazan Abu Salah, a journalist, was among the 20 people who were detained in raids conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Israeli forces also damaged several Palestinian homes, buildings and private property

Greenwald Brazil Brazilian prosecutors target journalist Glenn Greenwald for ‘cybercrimes’

Glenn Greenwald is accused of being involved in the hacking of communications of senior government officials. His reports exposed the conspiracy between Brazil’s current justice minister, Sergio Moro, and the Federal Prosecutor’s Office against former president Lula

Assange Hundreds take part in ‘Don’t Extradite Assange’ rally in London

The rally featured several celebrities and progressive activists advocating for Assange’s release, along with his father John Shipton, who also addressed the crowds

Andrew Wilkie Parliamentary group formed in Australia to advocate for Assange’s return

The Bring Assange Home Parliamentary Group currently comprises 11 MPs from across party lines. Most of them have argued that the extradition of Assange would be an attack on Australia’s sovereignty

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