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🧵: In CPJ’s new report, “Deadly Pattern,” CPJ provides recommendations to #Israel, to the United States, and to the international community. Image
In our new report, CPJ calls on Israel to open criminal investigations into the cases of murdered journalists Shireen Abu Akleh, Ahmed Abu Hussein, and Yaser Murtaja

Read all of our recommendations to Israel →…

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In our new report, CPJ calls on the United States to provide an urgently needed comprehensive public update on the status of the FBI’s investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh.

Read all of our recommendations to the United States →…… Image
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🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan dropped 50 spots in @RSF_inter's World #PressFreedom Index — and for good reason.

Journalists in the country have increasingly been the target of smear tactics, censorship, and arrest.

Here's what has been happening in Central Asia’s most democratic country 👇 Image
2. Bolot Temirov

After reporting on wealth linked to a prominent state security official, the founder of media outlet Temirov LIVE has been repeatedly targeted by Kyrgyz authorities in what case files suggest is a politically motivated campaign.…
3. Radio Azattyk

Our Kyrgyz partner now faces being shutdown after a recent court decision.

The dispute is over a video about the Kyrgyz-Tajik border conflict.…
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Orwellian: Despite closure of opposition TV & other media, creation of single news program on all TV channels, censorship & persecution of journalists & "despite the war, Ukraine has risen from 106th to 79th place in the press freedom index." #PressFreedom…
"By ordinary standards, the position of the press in Ukraine has not improved in the past year, but dramatically worsened. In an exhaustive article, Branko Marcetic (Jacobin) thoroughly outlined how democratic institutions have deteriorated in Ukraine."…
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🔵 #UPR43 l TODAY @UNGeneva

🇧🇼 #Botswana’s human rights record will be examined by the @UN 🇺🇳 Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review for the fourth time.

📅 Wednesday 3 May 2023
⏲️ 9:00 – 12:30 (GMT+2)
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🔵#UPR43 l LIVE at @UNGeneva.

WATCH 🇧🇼#Botswana’s Universal Periodic Review at the @UN🇺🇳 Human Rights Council⤵️…
At #UPR41, Machana Ronald Shamukuni, Minister of Justice, said #Botswana
-established a Ministry of Justice in 2022
-included the investigation of human rights violations in the Ombudsman's mandate
-will operationalize the Ombudsman Office as a National Human Rights Institution Image
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Supreme Court judge Justice BV Nagarathna to shortly address the Business Standard Seema Nazareth Awards
#SupremeCourtofIndia @bsindia Image
[A free and balanced press: sentinel of democracy]

Justice BV Nagarathna: I deem it an honour to present this award for 2022.

#pressfreedom #SupremeCourt
Justice BV Nagarathna: one of the great historic claims to liberty is the claim to speak, to publish and to make known..the claim to freedom of speech and expression includes free press.. thus in any society which aspires to be a democracy.. a free and balanced press is……
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THREAD We had an official authorization (number 645511) to meet Julian Assange this morning, confirmed on March 31st, but we were finally barred access to Belmarsh prison at the last minute for a spurious reason. It's a shame. #PressFreedom
I made the trip from Paris and am outraged by this deviation from the normality of the file. The officer at Belmarsh prison notified us of the prison governor's decision to deny us access to Assange at the last minute. #PressFreedom
While we have been undergoing a “screening” process for months, she would have received information that we are journalists. This is obviously an argument of appalling bad faith. #PressFreedom
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THREAD Nous avions une autorisation officielle (numéro 645511) de rencontrer Julian Assange ce matin, confirmée le 31 mars, mais l’accès à la prison de Belmarsh nous a finalement été refusé à la dernière minute pour un motif fallacieux. Franchement honteux. #PressFreedom
J’avais fait le voyage depuis Paris et suis outré de cette nouvelle entorse à la normalité dans ce dossier. Le préposé à l’accueil de la prison de Belmarsh nous a notifié la décision de la gouverneure de la prison de nous refuser un extremis l’accès à Assange. #PressFreedom
Alors que nous avons fait l’objet d’un processus de « screening » depuis des mois, la gouverneure de la prison de Belmarsh aurait reçu des informations selon lesquelles nous sommes journalistes. C’est évidemment un argument d’une mauvaise foi consternante. #PressFreedom
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1/10 🇪🇹 Let's embark on an imaginative journey and explore how the administration of Eskinder Nega might have looked like if he were elected as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Keep in mind this is purely speculative! #EthiopianPolitics #AlternativeHistory
2/10 🕊️ Building Bridges: Nega's commitment to freedom of speech and democracy would likely drive his administration to prioritize national dialogue, bringing together various ethnic and political groups for peaceful discussions. #UnityInDiversity
3/10 🗳️ A New Era of Democracy: Electoral transparency could take center stage under Nega's administration, ensuring fair competition for all political parties. This might involve empowering the National Electoral Board and promoting voter education. #FreeAndFairElections
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🧵1/12 Meet Eskinder Nega, a symbol of resistance against ethnic inequality, oppression, and injustice in Ethiopia. A journalist and political activist, he has faced imprisonment and harassment for standing up for press freedom and freedom of expression. #EskinderNega #Ethiopia
🧵2/12 Eskinder is the founder and leader of the opposition party, Balderas for True Democracy. Despite spending a total of 20 years in and out of prison under two regimes, his resolve for democracy and justice remains unshaken. @ervstours #FreeEskinder #BalderasForTrueDemocracy
🧵3/12 As editor of Etopis, Satenaw, Asqual, and Menelik, Eskinder received multiple international awards for his fearless journalism and dedication to democracy. Yet, he continues to be perceived as a threat to the political elite in Ethiopia. #PressFreedom
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⭐️Two days ago Executive Editor of Kashmir Times Anuradha Bhasin published an editorial in New York Times titled " Modi’s Final Assault on India’s Press Freedom Has Begun"!!!
Let us check for the anti-India profile of Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal and Kashmir Times
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1. #Kashmir Times was founded by Ved Bhasin in the year 1954. as a weekly and in 1964 it was converted into a daily.
#Modi #PressFreedom Image
2. Ved Bhasin and Support to Kashmiri Militants:

Ved Bashin was a staunch JKLF supporter who founded Kashmir Times newspaper to run JKLF, Anti-India narrative in Kashmir valley.
#Modi #PressFreedom @Tellcpw
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The UK members from the house of commons questioned the British Govt about how it handled last week's IT 'Survey' on BBC office in Delhi & Mumbai
To which UK govt said, It strongly defended the BBC. #BBCDocumentry #BBCSurvey
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Des dels consells locals del @ConsellRep s'ha animat a participar activament a la 2a diada del proper dissabte.
Posem-nos dempeus pel dret a la informació i ajudem a defensar la llibertat de premsa dels periodistes! Inici fil
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🚨 Kyrgyz authorities are threatening to block the website of our member center @Kloopkg if they don’t remove an article about the country’s conflict with Tajikistan. #PressFreedom

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The article under scrutiny, which officials claim contains false information, is about the cost of reconstruction from last year’s border clashes with Tajikistan.

Kloop stands by their reporting and will not remove the article. Read it here (in Russian):…
The Kyrgyz gov't has already blocked the website of our partner @AzattykMedia after they refused to remove an article about the Tajik border conflict.

Kloop says they’re prepared to defend themselves in court if they end up facing the same fate.…
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Like spyware, forensic tools can access everything on a phone or computer, but unlike spyware, such tools are in widespread, open usage in democracies as well as more repressive regimes.

@madelineearp… Image
It’s become routine for authorities to take phones and computers into custody when they are investigating a journalist.

CPJ’s 2022 prison census lists examples from Iran, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Vietnam, India, and Russia.…
In October, CPJ wrote about the legal battle to protect slain American reporter Jeff German’s electronic devices—and why it’s so concerning for #pressfreedom

Read that feature below.…
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Journalist imprisonments reach a record high, according to CPJ’s 2022 prison census.

Worst jailers:

#Iran 62 journalists imprisoned
#China 43
#Myanmar 42
#Turkey 40
#Belarus 26
#Egypt 21
#Vietnam 21
#Russia 19
#Eritrea 16
#Saudi Arabia 11…
CPJ’s 2022 prison census has found 363 journalists deprived of their freedom as of December 1, 2022—the highest number CPJ has recorded in the 30-year history of the census, overtaking last year’s record by 20% & marking another grim milestone in a deteriorating media landscape.
In a year marked by conflict and repression, authoritarian leaders doubled down on their criminalization of independent reporting, deploying increasing cruelty to stifle dissenting voices and undermine #pressfreedom

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THREAD: 1/10
I lived & worked in #Afghanistan for 4 years.
I travelled to most provinces; made dear friends; learned the language.
Right now,I can’t go back. Here’s why:
Over the past years, journos working in AF have largely been operating freely.This has drastically changed.
The Taliban contacted me regarding my work.I was told that “relevant [Taliban] departments have a few concerns” & that they want “details.”I was also accused of making allegations when I had clearly stated that it's others making these allegations;I was simply reporting.
Via Whatsapp,they bombarded me with interrogative questions,many of which would have revealed my sources/put ppl in danger.They demanded info on stories:wanted to know names, exact locations,families I spoke to,etc-info that I have,but that isn’t safe to share with them.
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#TodayinHistory in 1915, Francisco "Koko" Trinidad, actor & pioneer in Filipino radio broadcasting, was born in #Manila. His immense contribution to #PH mass media & #pressfreedom is still acknowledged as he mentored the 1st generation of Filipino broadcasters. THREAD. #History
He studied at the Manila North High School. Upon graduation, Koko pursued his passion in radio broadcasting. He entered @FEBC_ph as radio announcer while trying to pursue Law at @FarEasternU. Unfortunately he never completed the course. Soon he became prod manager at the FEBC.
But #WWII came. Even under Japanese occupation, Koko became director of stagings in Avenue, Lyric, and Strand theatres. With the destruction & liberation of Manila in 1945, he was immediately tapped as announcer for the U.S. Office of War Information.
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🔴 Journalists should not be silenced by legal threats.

We are a small, not-for-profit organisation up against seriously big money. We have good lawyers helping us but our #legal bill is already in the tens of thousands.

We urgently need your support. 👇
#Kazakhstan’s notorious president for three decades, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is regarded as a longtime ally of Vladimir Putin. His regime has been accused of sickening human rights abuses and widespread corruption.
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CPJ calls on Ukrainian lawmakers to drop media bill

@verkhovna_rada @ua_parliament @Stommedia…
On August 30, Ukraine’s parliament @verkhovna_rada @ua_parliament passed in its first reading a media bill that threatens to restrict #pressfreedom.…
If passed, the #Ukraine media bill would allow the state broadcasting regulator to regulate online & print outlets, block online media without a court order, request social media platforms & web browsers remove content forbidden under the law & more.…
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As Hong Kong marks 25 years since the handover from Britain, the rapid & undisguised transformation of Hong Kong just 2 years after the National Security Law was imposed sees the fears confirmed in this piece I wrote in 2020 for @prospect_uk.…
This is an excellent deep dive into how Hong Kong has been transformed by China into a landscape where journalists, lawyers, elected democrats, unions & civil society operate in a climate of fear or are silenced by the State in a harsh crackdown on rights and freedoms.
The pace of change has been sharp. Even as John Lee, former security chief is sworn in as Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive, the crackdown extends in all directions, even on labour rights. Whatever Xi Jinping claims about democracy in #HongKong today, the reality is undisguised.
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Last Friday, home secretary @pritipatel gave her approval for the UK to send my husband, #JulianAssange, to the country that plotted his assassination. @StellaMoris1
"Patel’s decision to extradite Julian has sent shockwaves across the journalism community. The home secretary flouted calls from representatives of the Council of Europe, the OSCE, almost 2000 journalists and 300 doctors for the extradition to be halted." #FreeAssange
“Who is @mikepompeo, @CIA?”
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Join us in celebrating the winners of the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards! Their work explores the issues of human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action to create change in the U.S. and around the world. #RFKBJA
Cheers to the team at @Unl_CoJMC! @soledadobrien presents the College Journalism Award to the student journalists who produced “Being Black in Lincoln,” an extensive series that began with one question: What’s it like to be Black in Lincoln? @BeingBlackLNK
.@JaneMayerNYer presents this award to an outstanding high school journalist who investigated income inequality at his own school, writing this year’s winning piece, “Unlivable Wages.” Congratulations to Owen Auston-Babcock from @chsglobe!
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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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