Press freedom
Assange appeals hearing Julian Assange’s lawyers yet again expose inconsistencies in US arguments during appeals hearing

While the prosecution representing the US tried to discredit the district judge who denied the extradition request, the defense brought up the CIA’s plans to assassinate Assange before moving to prosecute him

Ahead of appeals hearing, rights groups reiterate demand for Assange’s release

During the appeals hearing, the US will challenge the decision of a lower court to deny the extradition of Julian Assange. Rights groups have called the prosecution of Assange an attack on press freedom

Kashmir journalists Journalists and media organizations condemn crackdown on press in Kashmir

Local and international bodies have condemned the September 8 police raids in Srinagar targeting senior journalists Hilal Mir (44), Shah Abbas (50), Showkat Motta (52) and Azhar Qadri (34)

Moroccan journalist Omar Radi sentenced to six years in prison

Radi was arrested in July 2020 on charges including sexual assault and espionage, which have been termed as politically motivated by rights groups. His colleague Imad Stitou was also convicted for “participation in rape” and sentenced to one year in prison

US seizes websites US ‘seizes’ Iranian and other regional news sites, cites ‘disinformation’ and ‘national security threats’

The move has been criticized by activists as an attempt by the US government to censor unfavorable content, an attack on the freedom of the press, and a deliberate act of hostility 

Palestinians participate in nationwide strike in opposition to ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza

The 9 days of Israeli attacks have cost 212 lives within Gaza, including 61 children. Another 1,500 Palestinians are reported to have been injured in the strikes

Journalists protest Algeria Algerian journalists protest state persecution on World Press Freedom Day

A sustained and systematic campaign by the Algerian government has targeted journalists and news portals critical of its policies. Several journalists have been arbitrarily detained or face judicial persecution  

Indian Government’s crackdown on media continues amidst the growing farmers protests

The Enforcement Directorate’s raid on the office of Newsclick and on the residences of its editors came in the backdrop of sedition charges filed against several veteran journalists whose reporting on the farmers’ protests had been critical of the government.

Stand with Newsclick: Journalism With a Spine.

Progressive media projects and journalists stand in solidarity with Newsclick whose office was raided today by authorities in India

Journalist Virgilio Maganes shot dead in Philippines, the 18th such murder during Duterte’s rule

62-year-old Virgilio Maganes was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Pangasinan province on Tuesday. He had survived a similar attempt on his life in 2016

Assange’s trial postponed after suspected COVID-19 exposure

The brief halt in the trial proceedings was prompted after it was revealed that a member of the prosecution team may have been exposed to COVID-19, posing risks to everyone attending

On Day 3 of Assange’s trial, defense builds case to prove political nature of US indictment

The defense presented two witnesses to point out how politically motivated the ongoing prosecution against Assange is and the threat it poses on press freedoms.

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