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The unilateral revision, which is supposed to identify ‘fake journalists’, is likened to an ‘official accreditation system’ and will ‘seriously impede press freedom in Hong Kong’.
The Algerian authorities’ relentless prosecution and harassment of civil society and journalists undermines human rights as the country undertakes its democratic transition process, ahead of a constitutional referendum to be held on November 1st.
Kashmiri journalist Auqib Javeed said he was “questioned for five hours at the police station and slapped, threatened and humiliated” in the capital Srinagar. This happened after he wrote a story for Article 14 about the methods used by the cyber-police to question social media users.
Colombian authorities should not pursue criminal defamation charges against journalists Catalina Ruiz-Navarro and Matilde de los Milagros Londoño.
During the six weeks following the presidential election over 170 journalists were detained. There were 52 cases where journalists faced beatings and damage to (or seizure of) their equipment. Two journalists were wounded.
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