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Myanmar Two Journalists Arrested in Myanmar, Where Forces Kill 10

Police in Myanmar Friday arrested two journalists covering the trial of a civilian official ousted in last month’s military takeover as brutal crackdowns on anti-coup protests killed at least 10, sources in Myanmar told RFA. Aung Thura of the BBC’s Burmese-language service and Than Htike Aung from a local news agency were at a courthouse […]Read More

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Prayut sprays journalists with hand sanitizer after being irked by

The Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left a bad taste in the mouths of some reporters on Tuesday as he sprayed them with clouds of hand sanitizer after being asked a question about a potential cabinet reshuffle during a press conference. Prayut Chan-o-cha was taking questions from journalists at Government House in Bangkok when, just […]Read More

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Saudi Dissident Journalist Killed Under Torture in Prison

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser have reportedly been tortured to death in prison after he disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and royal family in his Twitter account. According to reports, Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter […]Read More

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Journalists begin arriving for press conference with “Wild Boars”

Journalists, both Thai and international, have started arriving at the office of Chiang Rai provincial administration for the first press conference with the 12 Wild Boars soccer team and their coach. The tightly-controlled press conference is scheduled to start at 6 pm and broadcast live via the daily “Thailand Moving Forward” programme which is normally […]Read More

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Panel to probe ‘groper’ case as media winces

The Thai Journalists Association (TJA) agreed Sunday to set up a panel to unearth the truth about a sexual harassment allegation against an executive of a media outlet. TJA secretary-general Mongkol Bangprapa of the Bangkok Post said it will seek to verify or debunk the accusation as the case has thrown the credibility and ethical […]Read More

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India: Concerns Raised Following Killing of Outspoken Journalist

Three days after Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was gunned down outside her home in the southern state of Karnataka, police have not identified her attackers. Lankesh, 55, editor of Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly and publisher of her own weekly Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot and killed by unidentified assailants outside her Bangalore home on […]Read More

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Court frees embattled Prachatai journalist, democracy activists

The Provincial Court has freed Prachatai journalist and pro-democracy activists arrested over leaflets campaigning about the draft charter referendum. The Provincial Court of Ratchaburi Province on Monday afternoon, 11 July 2016, granted to the police custody permission to detain Taweeesak Kerdpoka, Prachatai’s journalist, three anti-junta NDM activists, Pakorn Areekul, Anucha Rungmorakot and Anan Loked and […]Read More

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Journalist Couple Attacked in Makassar, Indonesia

Two digital journalists based in Makassar, in the region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia were attacked on June 5, 2016, while attending an event held by Makassar branch of Islamic Students Alumni (KAHMI Makassar) at Makassar mayor’s house. Global Voices author Arpan Rachman and his wife Icha Lamboge, who is also a journalist, told Global Voices […]Read More