Étiquette : journalists

365 days below Trump: ‘Wrestle of attrition’ on journalists

Right-wing US President Donald Trump’s crackdown on press freedoms started on his first day in office, January 20, 2017, according to rights groups and reporters. Aaron Cantu, an independent journalist, was one of several journalists who were arrested along with protesters, bystanders, legal observers and medics during an anti-fascist bloc march against the inauguration in…

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Myanmar entreated to free Reuters journalists

A media watchdog has accused authorities in Myanmar of acts of intimidation against journalists, as it renewed a call for the « immediate and unconditional release » of two Reuters reporters arrested last week. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were taken into custody on December 12 after being invited to dine with police officers on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city,…

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