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Hoy en la conmemoración del #DíaMundialDeLaLibertadDePrensa, te traemos un hilo explicador sobre qué busca inicialmente esta fecha. 🧵#PressFreedom #Pressefreiheit #WorldPressFreedomDay
Comencemos... el 3 de mayo de cada año se celebran los principios fundamentales de la libertad de prensa📰🗞
Estos buscan brindar la oportunidad de evaluar la libertad de prensa a nivel mundial, de defender los medios de comunicación de los ataques sobre su independencia, así como de rendir homenaje a los periodistas que han perdido sus vidas en el desempeño de su profesión.
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At Sentient Media, we report on an industry that touches all our lives yet operates in secrecy: factory farming.

On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we call on governments to lift #AgGag laws and share 13 findings we could only report thanks to the help of undercover investigators.👇1/17 Image
“Ag-gag” laws punish whistleblowers and investigators for recording footage inside #FactoryFarms.

In 2021, @ALDF released a film on how #AgGag laws conflict with the First Amendment while concealing pollution, food safety threats, and animal cruelty. 2/17…
“These companies keep their practices under wraps because they know that the public would be horrified.”

Former @AnimalOutlook investigator Scott David reports how #AgGag laws enable farmers to conceal the realities of #meat, dairy & egg production. 3/17…
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#PressFreedom in #Afghanistan has vanished since the #Taliban takeover.
But #Afghan women journalists stand up: I met with them at Radio Begum, which
▶️ produces programmes for women by women
▶️ airs lessons for school girls
and at @TOLOnews.

@RSF_inter #WorldPressFreedomDay
The #PressFreedom Index by Reporters without Borders @RSF_inter can be found here:…

This was surely the most important interview in this regard that I gave in the last 12 months. A joined attempt to figure out how much I can say on air, showing solidarity with Free Media and Women in #Afghanistan.

Thank you Farida and @TOLOnews for making this possible.
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🔻I have been a journalist for 30 years and some of us today, cannot honor the #WorldPressFreedomDay with us. Their names are Daphne Caruana Galizia, Yorgos Karaivaz and many more. >>>

#PressFreedom #EPlenary
@syrizaep @Left_EU
>>>We should call them by their name, those who gave their lives, in Ukraine & elsewhere. >>>

#PressFreedom #EPlenary
@syrizaep @Left_EU
>>>There is a big question hanging over Europe: who controls who. Do the Media moguls exert control over political administrations? Or do the administrations actually impose policies?>>>

#PressFreedom #EPlenary
@syrizaep @Left_EU
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Österreich🇦🇹 rutscht im Ranking der @pressefreiheit 14(!!!) Plätze ab und landet auf Platz 31.

Dazu hab ich den Präsident von Reporter Ohne Grenzen @Hausjell getroffen. Er sagt, was wir dagegen tun können 👉@Antikorruption1
Ganzer Beitrag @Wien24 #W24Dabei
Grund für Absturz laut @Hausjell #Medienkorruption u. fragwürdige #Inseratenvergabe. Auch Machtverteilung im @ORF Stiftungsrat sei schuld - die Bestellung des Publikumsrates eine "Frechheit": "Also so zu besetzen, wie das die neue Medienministerin gemacht hat [...] ist skandalös"
Hier ist der Beitrag in voller Länge:
@Wien24 #W24Dabei…
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🔴 NEW London is a hotspot for legal threats against journalists according to new report from @FPCThinkTank & @article19org staff

We spoke to FPC's @skcoughtrie & journalists @pcaruanagalizia & @RewcastleBrown about corrosive impact this has on public interest reporting 👇🧵
Recent high-profile #SLAPP cases involving @carolecadwalla, @CatherineBelton & @tomburgis are ‘tip of the iceberg’ according to London Calling report, with many cases never reaching court due to threat of astronomical legal fees…
The EU has just announced plans to protect journalists from vexatious lawsuits often brought by wealthy individuals or businesses to shut down scrutiny. But most legal threats originate in 🇬🇧, the so-called 'libel capital of the world'…
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1/15. This week marks the 200th anniversary of the great tradition of Indian journalism – the opposite of the petty one that has ruled our media for 30-40 years. Raja Ram Mohan Roy founded the newspaper Mirat-ul-Akhbar on April 12, 1822.
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2/15. He had of course launched the Bengali paper Sambad Kaumudi in November 1821, but it was not his name that appeared as publisher for a while. With Mirat ul Akhbar he explained his political and social views quite explicitly to an educated elite.
3/15. Very early in Mirat ul Akhbar (Mirror of News) Ram Mohan Roy wrote a brilliant editorial protesting the death of Pratap Narayan Das who died from a whipping ordered by the Judge of what is now Comilla in Bangladesh, John Hayes.
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Worldwide, journalists are being killed, harassed, and imprisoned, as public opinion about #journalism globally is at an all-time low. At 11 am PST we'll discuss this with @pressfreedom, @RicardoTrotti, Slavic Sacramento and @goldkorn. Join via FB:
Welcome to today's briefing, "#Journalists in the Crosshairs: The War on Information." You can follow the conversation here @EthnicMediaSvc and via FB Live:
"In the 50 years I have been working in this field, it feels like a very dangerous time to be a #journalist," says EMS Director Sandy Close. #PressFreedom
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The so-called Defence Analyst Ayesha Siddiqua Agha is probably a PhD & doesn’t even know the difference between a Tout & Honourably Resigned Retired Officer of #IntelligenceBureau Government of #Pakistan

She is the lowest scum on Earth probably a fifth columnist too Image
معروف پاکستانی دفاعی مبصرہ و مصنفہ عائشہ صدیقہ آغا غالبا” پی ایچ ڈی ہیں اور سی ایس ایس بھی مگر انکو ٹاؤٹ اور افسر کے فرق کا معلوم نہیں ۔ ٹاؤٹ وہ ہوتا ہے جو کسی دشمن ملک کے لیئے جاسوسی کرتا ہے جیسے کہ عائشہ صدیقہ آغا خود ہیں اور انکی گزر اوقت قبر اور مزار کی آمدنی سے ہوتی ہے Image
She must know that since she is herself an Agent Provocateur that Touts / Agents / Source / Cutouts are those (like herself) who are recruited by an Officer / Case Officer / Handler for the task !

Please do read my Twitter Profile I have clearly written who I was Image
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🚨 NEW 🚨 'There's more at stake than who picks up the bill in the trial of Banks vs Cadwalladr. Public interest journalism is on the stand too'

This week's newsletter is out 👇👇👇…
'These are stories that are in the public interest, that we have a right to know.'

Big thanks to the formidable @rebecca_vincent & her colleagues at @RSF_inter for monitoring the libel trial of Arron Banks v @carolecadwalla this week

#PressFreedom #Lawfare
The wider issue of British courts being used to stifle public interest journalism was the subject of a debate on 'Lawfare and the UK courts' in parliament this week.

Strong words here from @DavidDavisMP on the impact this can have on #PressFreedom 👇👇
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#PressFreedom news inside #TheTorch newsletter this week: Dozens of El Salvador journalists targeted with Pegasus spyware

Learn more and subscribe:…
Global #pressfreedom updates inside #TheTorch newsletter this week:

-Myanmar journalist killed in military massacre, another killed in artillery strike

-Two journalists killed in Haiti while reporting from a gang-controlled area of the capital

More #pressfreedom updates inside #TheTorch newsletter this week:

-Afghan journalist Zaki Qais beaten at home in Kabul

-Belarusian journalist Aliaksandr Ivulin sentenced to two years in prison for protest coverage

Read more and subcribe:…
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1 - Renowned #Pakistani Journalist Mr @javeednusrat briefly explains his own role in Subversive Activities in #Pakistan & Benefits of Presidential System For Pakistan


#PressFreedom #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #Journalist #Pakistan #Media
2 - Why the #Pakistani Journalist Mr @javeednusrat Learned to Stop Worrying about Parliamentary Democracy & Started Loving Presidential System for #Pakistan , #Zia & #PervezMusharraf


#PressFreedom #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #Journalist
3 - Why the #Pakistani Journalist Mr @javeednusrat Learned to Stop Worrying about Parliamentary Democracy & Started Loving Presidential System for #Pakistan , #Zia & #PervezMusharraf


#PressFreedom #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #Journalist
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Ahead of President Biden’s press conference today, journalists and advocates continue to be concerned about #pressfreedom in the U.S.

We urge the Biden administration to consider these issues and take immediate steps to address them.…
Our report on the Biden administration and the media offers recommendations for improving #pressfreedom in the U.S., including prohibiting the singling out of journalists at the border, ending the misuse of the Espionage Act, improving #FOIA, and more.

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Though relations with the U.S. press have improved under President Biden, much more must still be done.

The U.S. cannot be an effective champion of media freedom globally unless it vigorously upholds it domestically.…
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THREAD: Some reflections on @ReginaIplau very kind tribute to my work & that of @hk_watch, which is much appreciated


1. I was denied entry to #HongKong by #CCP in Oct 2017. So if she wants to draw parallels between me & #ChristineLee, perhaps UK should expel Ms Lee? /
2. The parallel, however, is ridiculous. I do not live in #HongKong, I have not influenced anyone in #HK, I have not donated any money to anyone in HK. I have merely expressed opinions & conducted advocacy in support of the wishes of #HongKongers.

In contrast to Ms Lee/
3. Ms Lee has allegedly donated funds to political parties in UK, gained access to Parliament, and, it seems, may have spied and lied on behalf of the #CCP

I have never even visited Legco in #HongKong (I went to old Legco when I lived there from 1997-2002 but that's different)/
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No pretence, no disguise left. Hong King’s National Security Law is being used as a tool to silence expression, crush dissent. One of HK’s most senior barristers is arrested again, as part of another crackdown, this time on @StandNewsHK where she was formerly a board member.
Nothing to see here. Only Hong Kong’s second most senior politician trampling over a free press, protected under Hong Kong’s Basic Law by the ICCPR, without qualms.

The #NSL - “a coup dressed up in statute.”
The powerful sentencing remarks of 73 year old barrister & former lawmaker, Margaret Ng, in her own mitigation earlier this year.

“The law should give protection to rights, not take them away, especially in Hong Kong, where structural democracy is still absent”.
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𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚-𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞’𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞


If I forgot any prominent people or organizations, please let me know in the comments & I’ll add them to the thread. Image
1/ 42 Press Freedom Groups Sign Joint Letter Calling for Julian Assange’s Immediate Release @pressgazette… Image
2/ UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Professor Nils Melzer @NilsMelzer

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1 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

2 - Foreign intelligence agencies behind Balochistan situation: Justice Javed Iqbal (9 June 12 Express Tribune)

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan rips apart false claims of Fifth Columnists #Pakistanis about #MissingPersons in #Balochistan

1 - Foreign agencies behind missing persons: Justice Javed Iqbal ( The Nation | 9 June 2012 )

Mr Moeed Yusuf Special Advisor to #PMImranKhan solve the mystery behind the so called #MissingPersons in #Pakistan

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“I stand before you, a representative of every journalist around the world who is forced to sacrifice so much to #HoldTheLine…to bring you truth & hold power to account” @mariaressa says, opening her #NobelPeacePrize lecture in Oslo
“I remember the brutal dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia…& just 36 hours ago, my former colleague Jess Malabanan was shot dead” @mariaressa
“There are so many to thank for helping keep us safer & working, the #HoldTheLine Coalition of more than 80 global groups defending press freedom & the human rights groups that help us shine the light” @mariaressa
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THREAD We condemn today’s UK High Court decision to allow the extradition of Julian Assange to the US, which will prove historic for all the wrong reasons. We fully believe that Julian Assange has been targeted for his contributions to journalism.
We defend this case because of its dangerous implications for the future of press freedom around the world. It is time to put a stop to this more than decade-long persecution once and for all. It is time to free Assange.
This decision is announced the day when the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to two journalists and when 111 governments are invited to the US-led Summit for Democracy. There could not be a bigger symbol of contradiction. #PressFreedom
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#InternationalHumanRightsDay #AssangeCase

Good morning from inside the #RCJ. Firstly, to confirm that despite an electrical failure on his train journey & thanks to pre-5 am by Derek @JA_Defence, much-beloved @CraigMurrayOrg has made it in.
I will tweet here if I’m allowed.
1/ #InternationalHumanRightsDay #AssangeCase

A few journalists & I have made it to the door of the court room. We are waiting to be let in. It appears that the judgment may just be handed down and there may not be any discussion. The lawyers are not here yet. 40 mins to start
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of state violence in #India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of #stateviolence. @project_polis

Follow the thread for more: 👇
Human rights activist Khurram Parvez sent to 3-week judicial custody, shifted to Tihar jail. #Kashmir…
"In #Kashmir, the draconian #UAPA terror law has become a lethal weapon to silence and intimidate: anyone can be arrested and disappeared indefinitely without any formal records." @suchitrav & @kiccovich:… via @project_polis
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🚨 @YouTube has inexplicably removed a video uploaded by our Kyrgyz member center @Kloopnews ahead of national elections.

Kloop editors believe this was the result of "an orchestrated campaign to flood this video with complaints." #PressFreedom 1/…
Kloop has also been blocked from uploading any new videos, preventing the site from reaching a large portion of its audience in the crucial post-election period. 2/
.@YouTube has provided no explanation, communicating only through automated messages that stated, bizarrely, that the election monitoring video contained "harassment and bullying." 3/
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Early yet, but I hope we see this @potus @vp @whitehouse @PressSec @statedept @usaid @StateDRL hailing the @NobelPrize going to journalists, drawing a contrast with authoritarians who undermine #PressFreedom by calling the press enemies & spies, & lying about how journalism works
There’s @USAmbUN on the #NobelPeacePrize2021. There is sure to be pushback (nuanced & bad faith) on US government record on #pressfreedom (use of the Espionage Act & response to @JKhashoggi’s murder) if the @WhiteHouse speaks out, but hailing this moment is important, @SecBlinken
A beautiful, true statement about @mariaressa & #DmitryMuratov & the America by @WHAAsstSecty, whether tweeted en Español, or English.
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61/. Human rights lawyer & husband of ex-PM, Cherie Blair has been revealed as ‘ethics advisor’ to NSO, the Israeli firm that sold #PegasusSpyware to human rights abusing govts

NSO are implicated in facilitating the murder of Jamal Kashoggi. #Pegasus…
62/. On Saturday, we mark the 4th anniversary of the murder of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia

At the time, she was investigating the Panama Papers & links btw SCL/#CambridgeAnalytica & Henley Ptnrs

There are vigils in Malta & London

@Europarl_EN has a journalism award in her honour. ImageImageImageImage
63/. In times of greater repression the job of journalists becomes more vital than ever: more vital & more dangerous

It’s in the interest of the corrupt & powerful to silence effective media

Today we mark 4 years since the murder of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia
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