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Journalists at the camp haven't tweeted for hours. One journalist in Vancouver tells me they've lost contact with their reporters who were at camp. RCMP have prevented APTN from accessing the site. This situation warrants an explanation from @JustinTrudeau. #cdnpoli #pressfreedom
At his year-end press conference a few weeks ago the Prime Minister said the LNG project the Wet'suwet'en are defending their lands against is a "model" for government and Indigenous people working together in the future.
.@JustinTrudeau also told reporters: "As journalists you’re a big part of what makes Canada Canada, a country that cherishes democracy and will forever defend a free press.” Today the federal police denied journalists the ability to do their job, and Canadians their right to know
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

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Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
cpj.org/data/people/je…
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It's International #AntiCorruptionDay. What is corruption? At #ARIJ18 conference hosted by @ARIJNetwork, OCCRP's Editor in Chief @DrewOCCRP defined it for us based on the sum of investigations published by OCCRP. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative #journalism exposes corruption and activists at Transparency International (@anticorruption) act on the evidence. The Global Anti-Corruption Consortium is a game changer. occrp.org/en/gacc/. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative reporter @Khadija_Ismayil saw how the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium was key in the Azerbaijani Laundromat investigation and its impact. Recap the investigation here: occrp.org/en/azerbaijani… #UnitedAgainstCorruption
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THREAD: @StarVancouver is reporting live from Wanzhou Meng’s bail hearing in B.C. Supreme Court. The #Huawei CFO was arrested in Vancouver Saturday. This story will be updated all day. thestar.com/vancouver/2018… Follow: @Mui24hours @jwints @Nuttallreports #MengWanzhou #Huaweiarrest
Dozens of journalists including many international media are waiting to enter Court 20 for #MengWanzhou bail hearing #Huaweiarrest #Huawei at B.C. Supreme Court.
Lawyer Richard Kurland tells us: It’ll be up to Meng and her legal team to prove she is not likely to flee Canada if she gets bail. Meng is being sought by the U.S. Attorney’s Eastern District of New York office (Brooklyn) to face unspecified charges. thestar.com/vancouver/2018…
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#Cameroon's 'anti-terror' law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten journalists who are tried by military courts. This is not the first time. Journalists are not terrorists! #FreeMimiMefo voanews.com/amp/cameroon-d…
As part of civil society, we've been saying that since the early 2000s, the govt of #Cameroon has put its repression and oppression in policy, creating a legal framework to increasingly punish dissent, stifle free speech & instill fear in anyone who opposes it. #FreeMimiMefo
In Dec 2014, #Cameroon’s legislature passed a controversial anti-terrorism legislation that includes the death penalty for citizens who, either as individuals or in a group, carry out, abet, or sponsor terrorism. The provisions drew global condemnation. #FreeMimiMefo
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Turkey has come out as a defender of #PressFreedom in the wake of Khashoggi's murder.

But Turkey has its own sordid history when it comes to freedom of the press. Just six months ago, it sentenced 24 journalists to prison over "terrorism" ties nyti.ms/2Rw2Yvd
In fact, Turkey's own history when it comes to press freedom is so bad that @CPJ has a recurring blog campaign highlighting the country's regular crackdown on journalism bit.ly/2Rx7cCW
@CPJ None of that is to take away from the righteous calls for accountability over Khashoggi's death, but it is to say that some of those calls are coming from people who historically have taken the side against press freedom when reporters cover stories they don't like.
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Thread: While the world is shaken by the #murder of #Bulgarian journalist #ViktoriaMarinova, it might be a good time to talk about the country itself. #BG ranks lower in #PressFreedom than both #Hungary or #Poland. The country is the poorest and most corrupt in the #EU. 1/13
Yet, the #EU somehow does not think #Bulgaria is a big issue, due to the fact that PM (and ex-bodyguard of #Soviet General Secretary Todor Zhivkov) @BoykoBorissov "behaves", unlike #Orban and #Kaczyński, who openly challenge the Union. Borissov's party is also member of @EPP 2/13
#MediaFreedom-wise, 80% of the print media in the country is owned by MP #Peevski, whose pro-gov tabloids (with the generous help of other pro-gov actors who get nice rewards in return such as property #Blaskov) stifle #opposition and manage vast #antiEU smear campaigns 3/13
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A complicated situation on the ground: Writers face opaque and ever-shifting rules on banned subjects. Most self-censor to some degree to avoid repercussions that could end their careers. But many are also unwilling to avoid sensitive subjects. pen.org/forbidden-feed…
Despite many frustrations, there is still relatively more freedom of expression in online publishing, compared to traditional print. The prominent role of #socialmedia in #China has made creative fields more democratic as consumers have more ways to support creators.
As online censorship restrictions tighten, a deleted post is the least of some users’ worries. Writers and organizations have to contend with the possibility
that their social media accounts will get shut down entirely, or that administrators will get arrested.
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#Vietnam: Blogger sentenced to 7 years for anti-state "propaganda"
cpj.org/2017/11/vietna…
Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the blogger Nguyen Van Hoa who was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison on charges of disseminating "propaganda against the state."
In a one-day trial, a court in the province of #HaTinh sentenced Hoa to 7 years in prison and three years of house arrest under article 88 of the penal code, an anti-state provision that carries maximum 20-year prison terms for the offense of "propagandizing" against the state.
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#Thread on project #Silenced:
#Silenced is a crowdsourced effort by @newslaundry and @ICFJ to keep a record of journalists killed in the line of duty. bit.ly/2xQ86nZ
What we know so far:
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