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If the Chinese press were free, the coronavirus might not be a pandemic. @RSF_inter shows that, without censorship, Chinese media would have informed the public much earlier, sparing thousands of lives and perhaps avoiding the current pandemic.…
If the authorities had not hidden from the media the existence of an epidemic outbreak linked to a very popular market, the public would have stopped visiting Wuhan long before its official closure on January 1st. #PressFreedom #COVID19 #COVIDー19
If journalists' sources in China did not face severe penalties ranging from professional reprimand to heavy prison terms, Doctor Lu Xiaohong would have taken responsibility for alerting the media, forcing the authorities to take action, which only happened three weeks later.
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Yesterday the SSS hacked into @SamuelOgundipe 's email and tried to break into his iCloud, Twitter, and WhatsApp for reporting on the rift in the villa. He has now gone into hiding as SSS officers are having a stakeout outside his home.
Recall that @SamuelOgundipe was arrested by the Police HQ for failing to reveal his source in 2018.…. This is another low blow for #PressFreedom
A reputable cyber security firm has confirmed that the Government hacked into Samuel's email. We cannot continue this Era of impunity where journalists have to run for their lives
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24 FEB
Global Free Assange Protest #DontExtraditeAssange
@🇬🇧consulate / embassy or as per thread↩️
🇳🇿New Zealand🔥
24 Feb 2020

UK Consulate

Parliament Steps
@FionaHansenkiwi @GreenweaverArch 🇦🇺Australia🔥
24 Feb 2020

UK Consulate 100 Eagle St (daily)

Martin Place Ampitheatre
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1/21 @ElectionsCan_E @DLeBlancNB @PrivyCouncilCA

I have a simple solution to resolve dark money & foreign interference in #CDNpoli elections & democracies in general

► Any third party ads must be approved by a candidate

(See #thread for more details)…
2/21 @ElectionsCan_E @DLeBlancNB @PrivyCouncilCA

Elections Canada can require 3rd party election ads to include a stamp of approval from any registered candidate, so if there's a problem the onus is on the candidate to research & ensure the integrity of said ads

Con't #CDNpoli
3/21 @ElectionsCan_E @DLeBlancNB @PrivyCouncilCA

If candidates complain it's too much responsibility to be liable for 3rd party elections ads, they don't deserve the responsibility of running a country

Ensuring the integrity of messaging is half the job of an MP

Con't #CDNpoli
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5 questions journalists need to answer covering Trump:
Can what appears to have happened be confirmed?
If so, was it unprecedented?
Is this recent act of governance normal by the usual standards?
Is what happened a threat to transparency — or democracy?…
1) Yes, @SecretService is paying rates as high $650/night for rooms at @Trump properties:…
How does we know? Not the @WhiteHouse or @USASpending or @Trump. The @WashingtonPost obtained records of payments under the FOIA. Receipts:
2) Yes, @realDonaldTrump‘s business relationship with the US government is unprecedented for a @POTUS in American history.
Past presidents allowed the @SecretService to stay at their properties for free.
The Post found @VP44 had charged rent, & that that spending was disclosed.
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#JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange We express our grave concern for #Assange wellbeing, his detention and the draconian espionage charges. This case stands at the heart of #freespeech .@gianninasegnini signed
#Assange made an outstanding contribution to public interest journalism, transparency, government accountability. He is singled out and prosecuted for publishing information that should never have been withheld from the public .@noamchomskyT signed #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange
Julian Assange charged #EspionageAct for publishing #WarDiaries State Dept Cables In a democracy, journalists can reveal war crimes torture and abuse without having to go to jail. It is the very role of the press in a democracy. .@edwyplenel signed #JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange
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Protesters on Friday besieged Dawn's Islamabad bureau — and chanted slogans against the media group and set copies of the newspaper on fire. (6 Dec 2019 Dawn) What Mr #ImranKhan said on #PressFreedom when #TheNews & #JangGroup were under attack by Mr #NawazSharif (1997-1999)
Protesters on Friday besieged Dawn's Islamabad bureau — and chanted slogans against the media group and set copies of the newspaper on fire. (6 Dec 2019 Dawn) What Ms Maleeha Lodhi
said on #PressFreedom when #TheNews & #JangGroup were under attack by Mr #NawazSharif (1997-1999)
Protesters on Friday besieged Dawn's Islamabad bureau — chanted slogans against the media group & set copies of the newspaper on fire. (6 Dec 2019 Dawn) When #PervezMusharraf attacked #PressFreedom , PTI Leader Roedad Khan said Musharraf has to go or Pakistan won’t survive
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Some personal news:

In a naked attempt at journalist intimidation, a pro-Erdogan outlet reputed to be a mouthpiece of Turkey’s ruling party published an editorial yesterday essentially branding me a terrorist.
The unsigned op-ed in @DailySabah calls me an “American reporter who is known for his coverage of the Halkbank trials in New York and carrying out the activities of FETÖ within the scope of uncovering Turkey’s lobbying activities in the U.S.”
FETÖ is short for Fethullahist Terrorist Organization.
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I work on your #righttoknow every single day. My open data projects get over 1 million hits a year but less than 100 people pay for this work. Check it out and see if you'd like to help them support it…
You can find out more about me at…
To support your #righttoknow I'm building a project so the public can search & analyse who receives govt grants…
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#AJCONF standing in support of @StevenBButler @pressfreedom on decision to deport him at Lahore airport. He says expulsion will not stop him from reporting on Pakistan & he has felt in a tiny way the hidden hand of a powerful force that doesn’t reveal itself in Pakistan.
#AJCONF on press freedom. @christinalamb reflecting on a conversation with Beatrice Mtetwa, Zimbabwean human rights lawyer who is in some ways Zimbabwe’s Asma Jahangir. “If people like you stop reporting what people like us do, then what’s the point?” @BarHumanRights
Very powerful and defiant contributions from @HamidMirPAK and Shahidul Alam on #pressfreedom across South Asia in an age of increasing restrictions and fake news. #AJCONF
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1 to 20. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼…
21. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼…
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This was performed during our rally in #Düsseldorf on August 10 in front of the US consulate.
The starting point of this performance is Plato’s Allegory of the Cave which I adapted to #JulianAssange ‘s and #ChelseaManning ‘s ongoing persecution.
As a reminder: the Allegory relates the story of a group of prisoners who spend their lives chained, unable to turn their head around. There is a fire and people behind them who are holding figures and objects which cast shadows on a wall in front the prisoners.
During their whole live, these prisoners will never ever see the fire or the figures and objects themselves.
They also hear echoes of conversation and sounds but never a true voice or word. That’s what shapes their perception of the world.
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1. One day after G7 leaders backed HK's autonomy, CE Carrie Lam is now planning to impose a "#MartialLaw" to #HongKong. HK's commerce minister even claimed that such martial law will have no effect on this Asia Financial Hub & should be accepted by the international community.
2. This Emergency Regulations Ordinance (ERO) HKGov planning to use, would allow HKGov to do whatever it wants. It is a de facto Martial Law, with no PLA marching on the streets, but would bring an equivalent threat of violence to the city.
3. According to ERO, Lam can "make any regulations whatsoever which (s)he may consider desirable in the public interest" without check and balance from the legislature, include declaring curfew. #HumanRights and freedom of expression are under threat.
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Received legal notices from @twitter for two days straight: the Gov of India has complained that I’ve violated the “laws of India.”

Till yesterday, @twitter cited certain tweets to be problematic (for India).

Today, my account @wajskhan in general is allegedly in violation.
So far, @twitter has been very straightforward, giving me my legal options.

Till yesterday, I was advised that among my choices, deleting certain tweets was one option.

However, not quite sure what to do today, considering my entire account - active since ‘09 - is at stake.
I’ve written back to @twitter but not heard back.

I worry that my account may be removed because of my critique of India’s policies & actions in #Kashmir.

Also believe that social media, already blacked out by India in Kashmir, is crucial for global discourse & truth-telling.
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It’s August 11, 2019. Austin Tice is 38 years old today. As a reminder, Austin Tice is an American journalist who’s been detained in Syria for nearly seven years. In honor of his birthday, Austin’s family wants us all to #AskAboutAustinTice #thread
.@DebraTice and @MarcATice wrote an op-ed for this, the 2554th day of Austin’s detainment. McClatchy’s 30 news sites will carry their message as will @chicagotribune, @CNN, @USATODAY, @HoustonChron, @PhillyInquirer, @TucsonStar and several others
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1 to 20. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange
21. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼…
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सीपीजे ने 2019 अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रेस स्वतंत्रता पुरस्कार (आईपीऍफ़ए) के विजेताओं की घोषणा की;
विजेताओं में भारतीय पत्रकार नेहा दीक्षित (@nehadixit123) भी…

@nehadixit123 CPJ is honored to present its 2019 International Press Freedom Award to Indian journalist Neha Dixit (@nehadixit123).

@nehadixit123 Neha Dixit, an award-winning freelance reporter, has covered politics, gender, and social justice in print, TV, and online media for more than a decade.…

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RSF Secretary-General @cdeloire is intervening from the plenary floor at #DefendMediaFreedom in London. Opens by noting the World #PressFreedom Map is getting darker every year, with only 9 percent of the world population now living in countries with a good press freedom climate.
.@cdeloire points to visible and invisible prisons for journalists. Counter-models are emerging that work against #pressfreedom. We are at a tipping point, and business as usual is not working. Business as usual will kill democracy. #DefendMediaFreedom
.@cdeloire calls for action in cases that haven’t been mentioned: @raif_badawi in #SaudiArabia. Cumhuriyet journalists in #Turkey. #DaphneCaruanaGalizia in #Malta. And Julian #Assange, whose case has worrying implications for protection of journalistic sources #DefendMediaFreedom
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Today marks 20 years since the 1999 Iranian student uprising. Known in #Iran by its “ground zero” as “The Disaster of the Ku-ye Daneshgah Dormitories”, the uprising - sometimes likened to 1989 #Tiananmen Square protests in China - carries great historical significance.
The background: on July 7, #Iran’s judiciary - using a new, tougher Press Bill - ordered the closing of daily Salâm, which had since 1991 criticized conservatives in power. Salâm was then considered one of numerous pro-reform #newspapers that since 97 election of Khatami … /2
… had exposed #corruption, #injustice, #inequality + demanded transparency, justice. The banning of Salâm + new law to curb #pressfreedom - marked beginning of hardliners’ campaign to crush the blossoming civil society and political mobilisation connected with #reformism. /3
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I have taken out time to read the law which the NBC relied on in suspending @AIT_Online and I've realized that yet again, this government shot themselves in the foot.


NBC relied on the Nigerian Broadcasting Code 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 to shut down AIT. Before we get to the legality or other wise of this action, let us see what the Code provided.

PS; take note of the side notes
I assume most of us have read the resport as to why @AIT_Online was suspended. If you have not done so, take out time to read it here.
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Every morning before I leave for work, my brother watches #KakaakiSocial on AIT, basically the way they bring in social media content with no objectivity to lashes on govt or people that are not on the same page with them👇
I know we are sentimental when it comes to politics,religion,nd ethnicity.its apparent that there is no media house in Nigeria that is not compromised.yet,they stil have their ways of balancing their news stories to escape NBC sanction.#PressFreedom #AITUnderSiege
For so many occasions,kakaaki social aired unfactual tweets and viral contents,quoting opinion as a reliable source of news reportage.
I so much wonder how the producer totally disregards the stand of the constitution and it regulator NBC.
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