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UN, Amnesty Decry Latest Taliban Crackdown on Afghan Journalism

Voa News 27 Jan 2022
“Blocking the media from holding a press conference is a disturbing restriction on free expression,” the U.N ... Ali Asghar Akbarzada, a senior member of the federation, told local media the Taliban also verbally instructed his group not to hold any future press conferences without permission from the Ministry of Information and Culture.
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Taliban urged to uphold media freedom after journalist presser canceled

La Prensa Latina 27 Jan 2022
... press conference by journalists in Kabul. “Blocking the media from holding a press conference is a disturbing restriction on free expression ... The Afghanistan Federation of Journalists and Media had scheduled a press conference to share their concerns about the status of the press.
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UNAMA, media-support organizations slam Taliban for banning press conference by Afghan Media Federation

Beijing News 27 Jan 2022
Kabul , January 27 (ANI) The UN mission and a number of organizations supporting a free and fair media have slammed the Taliban for banning a press conference by the Afghan Media Federation on Wednesday calling it a restriction on the freedom of expression.
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Taliban blocks press conference by Afghanistan Journalists Federation

CPJ 27 Jan 2022
... media’s status under the Taliban, according to Akbarzadeh ... “Taliban authorities need to ensure that police and intelligence agents do not interfere with the operation of media and press freedom organizations,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator, in Washington, D.C.
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'Silence doesn't help': India batters press freedom and journalists in Kashmir

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 27 Jan 2022
A year later, the government's new media policy sought to control the press more effectively to censure independent reporting ... Fearing reprisals, local press has largely wilted under pressure ... Last year, India was ranked 142nd in the global press freedom index by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, below Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.
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Taliban govt stops media outlets from holding conference

Suryaa 27 Jan 2022
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Taliban government in Afghanistan prevented media outlets from holding a press conference in Kabul over concerns about the status of media in the country, reported media organisations ... attended by 11 representatives from different media organisations.
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Befuddled conservatives react to Dan Bongino being banned from YouTube

Alternet 27 Jan 2022
According to Newsweek, many of Bongino's conservative fans have taken to social media to express their disapproval of the video-sharing platform's decision to remove "The Dan Bongino Show.""@YouTube banned @dbongino for speaking the truth! The problem is they just don't want you to hear it...... The press never will," Bozell tweeted.
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Supernatural horror film ‘The Touched One’ acquired by Freestyle Digital Media

The Grio 27 Jan 2022
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired The Touched One, a supernatural-horror drama set to debut on Video on Demand platforms this February. Freestyle Digital Media is a digital film distribution division of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, which also owns theGrio ... Freestyle Digital Media).
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Bickering with and insulting the press isn't new. How Biden's hot mic moment fits into ...

Yahoo Daily News 27 Jan 2022
The Press. The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media." "It's supposed to be adversarial." ... But every president – even Donald Trump, who infamously attacked the press as "an enemy of the people" – has dealt with reporters ... Trump was a different president in so many ways – especially when it came to the media.
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Noor Mukadam murder case: Court warns police about ‘clarification

Gulf News 27 Jan 2022
The police in a press release had ‘clarified’ and dismissed the impression in the press and social media that it was in any way trying to give some benefit to the principal suspect, Zahir Jaffer, in the Noor Mukadam murder case ... This led to a public outcry, inviting criticism on social media that police was trying to do some favours to suspect.
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Killing spree targeting journalists spurs outrage in Mexico

The Irish Times 27 Jan 2022
Journalists in dozens of cities across the nation held vigils and demonstrations on Tuesday night, one of the largest mass protests over the murders of media workers in recent years after three of their colleagues were killed this month, two of them just days apart in the same city.
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Deadly Clash in Syria Renews Debate on Journalist Safety

Beijing News 27 Jan 2022
A fight for control over a prison in northeast Syria that left dozens of people dead or wounded, including journalists, has renewed a focus on media safety ... Two others - Jindar Abdulqader, a reporter for North Press, and Fayez al-Amleh, a media worker with the Syriac Military Council - were also injured during battles with Islamic State fighters.
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Amid pervasive culture of impunity, the quest for justice for Central African Republic journalist Elisabeth ...

CPJ 27 Jan 2022
Jens Kiesheyer, team lead Africa & Levant, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), states. ... press@cpj.org. Free Press Unlimited contact (Amsterdam) ... Free Press Unlimited (FPU) ... By supporting local media professionals, Free Press Unlimited seeks to support the enabling of a sustainable, professional, and diverse media landscape.
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Afghan Journalists ‘Very Afraid’ Amid Rising Violence

The Wire Network 27 Jan 2022
Violence, arrests and unclear media laws are adding to a difficult environment for Afghan journalists ...The Taliban must cease its harassment of the media and display a tangible commitment to safeguarding press freedom.” Misbah, of the Lawyers Union of Afghanistan, said the Taliban should guarantee access to justice to journalists in the country.
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Afghan Journalists Very Afraid Amid Rising Violence

Beijing News 27 Jan 2022
Violence, arrests and unclear media laws are adding to a difficult environment for Afghan journalists ... Media experts say a lack of laws and state institutions is exacerbating the problem ... "The Taliban must cease its harassment of the media and display a tangible commitment to safeguarding press freedom.".
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