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Journalists asked to share stories of abuse in government safety drive

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Journalists are being encouraged to share their experiences of being threatened, abused and intimidated as part of a government drive to protect their safety. The Home Office said the call for evidence would help to b...

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov receive Nobel peace prize in Oslo

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The journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov received the Nobel peace prize on Friday at a ceremony that Ressa was almost blocked from attending because of travel restrictions related to legal cases filed against he...

‘We see silence filled with fear’: female Afghan journalists plead for help

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When president Ashraf Ghani slipped out of Afghanistan with no warning, he took with him any glimpse of hope left for the nation’s women – especially those who are educated and outspoken. Aaisha* is that and more. As ...

Colombian journalist’s sexual violence case to be heard in international court

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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear testimony on Monday from a Colombian journalist who was kidnapped, tortured and raped while reporting on her country’s civil war, in a case which could set a preceden...

Thief broadcasts his face to thousands after snatching journalist’s phone during live report

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A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a journalist’s phone straight from his hands during a live broadcast in Egypt. Mahmoud Ragheb, a reporter for the news site Youm7, was filming the aftermath of an earth...

‘The darkest days are coming’: Myanmar’s journalists suffer at hands of junta

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As a cyclone rolled over the Bay of Bengal on 24 May, American journalist Danny Fenster, 37, contemplated the brooding skies near a terminal window at Yangon international airport. For a while, the threat of foreigner...

Pegasus spyware used in ‘jaw-dropping’ phone hacks on El Salvador journalists

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Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador have been subjected to “jaw-dropping” phone hacks using the Pegasus spyware allegedly deployed by governments around the world against dissidents, report...

Open letter urges Boris Johnson to act on promise and evacuate Afghan journalists

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Dear prime minister and foreign secretary, When British media organisations wrote to you earlier this month about the grave Taliban threat to Afghan journalists and translators who had worked with us, you responded al...

Daily Telegraph plans to link journalists’ pay with article popularity

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The Daily Telegraph wants to link some elements of journalists’ pay to the popularity of their articles, an email seen by the Guardian reveals, in a plan said to have “alarmed and dismayed” staff who fear it will “ser...

Thief broadcasts face to thousands after snatching journalist’s phone during live report – video

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A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a journalist’s phone straight from his hands during a live broadcast in Egypt.Mahmoud Ragheb, a reporter for the news site Youm7, was filming the aftermath of an earthq...

French soldiers kill Mali jihadist blamed for RFI journalists’ murder

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French soldiers have killed a Malian jihadist suspected of being responsible for the kidnapping and death of two French journalists in 2013. Florence Parly, the defence minister in Paris, said French forces in the Sah...

Two journalists exposing Mexico’s corruption and drug violence murdered within one week

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Mexico’s embattled press corps has suffered a shattering start to the new year with the murders of two journalists who had dared chronicle their country’s slide into drug and corruption-fuelled violence. Margarito Mar...

UK news media repeat call to evacuate Afghan journalists

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British media organisations have again urged the government to evacuate Afghan journalists and translators who worked with UK media outlets, with many local staff fearing Taliban reprisals. Dozens of local reporters a...

Don’t feed the trolls? It’s terrible advice for female sports journalists

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My first experience with mass trolling was in 2013. I had recently published a piece that attempted to dispel some of the myths about the behavior of rape victims by sharing, for the first time, my own rape story. I’d...

Jair Bolsonaro’s security alleged to have used violence against Brazilian journalists at G20 – reports

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s security detail allegedly used violence against Brazilian reporters covering his trip to Rome for the G20 meeting, local media reported. The alleged attacks against Brazilian repor...

Two journalists killed in Mexico, meaning three dead so far this year

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Prosecutors in southern Mexico said reporter Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was shot to death Thursday, and another journalist was killed just west of Mexico City, bring to three the number killed so far this year in the cou...

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