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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Egypt: Mahmoud Abou Zeid, Shawkan, released after spending over 5 years in prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Egypt: NY Times David Kirkpatrick refused entry into Cairo, Ahmed Gamal Zyada arrested over social media remarks

Two journalists have been detained on landing at Cairo airport in the past few weeks. One, a US reporter, was denied entry and put on a flight back to Europe. The other, an Egyptian photojournalist, was imprisoned. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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2018 was a deadly year for journalists, 80 killed, nearly 350 in prison, 60 more are hostages

A total of 80 journalists were killed this year, 348 are currently in prison, and 60 are being held hostage, according to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment of journalists released More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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TIME selects ‘persecuted’ journalists as Person of the Year

Time named a group of journalists it called “the guardians” from “the war on truth” as its Person of the Year. All of those named “have paid a terrible price to seize the challenge of this moment,” Time More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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Reporters Without Borders says photojournalist Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, Shawkan, will be freed from Egyptian jail

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the 5-year jail sentence passed today on Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, the young Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, as he has already spent five years More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 27th, 2018
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Britain: Journalist, activist Tommy Robinson arrested for filming Islamic child rapists, judge tells press not to report on it

Photo/Vectorportal via wikimedia commons British officials arrested and jailed activist and journalist Tommy Robinson on Friday for reportedly filming Islamic members of an alleged child grooming gang going into More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Spreading the News: How News Sites Create Passive Income

There are a ton of fake news sites out there, and the media highlighted many of them in the previous election. With another midterm election looming, and political tensions at perhaps an all-time high, news sites More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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Egyptian journalist Ismail Alexandrani, Ismail Al Sayed Mohamed Omar Toufic, jailed two years, still no trial

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of Ismail Al Sayed Mohamed Omar Toufic, a respected Egyptian journalist and researcher who was arrested by the Egyptian More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 30th, 2016
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Al-Jazeera reporter Mahmoud Hussein questioned, arrested in Egypt for ‘inciting sedition’ and ‘fake news’

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an Al-Jazeera journalist’s arrest last week while visiting Egypt. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian news producer at Al-Jazeera headquarters in Doha, was arrested at his Cairo More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Donald Trump attacks ‘free speech,’ newspaper which ‘lie’ and cover for Hillary Clinton

The GOP nominee, Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in the press, now calling the journalists “crooked media,” sounding increasingly authoritarian. At a Saturday night rally in Fairfield, Connecticut, More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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Journalists Salud Hernandez, Diego D’Pablos and Carlos Melo go missing in Colombia

(CNN) Three journalists covering the cartels and Marxist guerrilla infested areas of Colombia have gone missing. First was Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez, who went missing while working on a story in Catatumbo, More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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The Best Camera Equipment to Document an Ever-Changing World With

We live in an era of constant change, loud noise, and thousands of sources vying for our limited attention. At times it can be extremely difficult to find the signal in the noise, to filter through the 24/7 media More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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Iran releases Saeed Abedini, Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati, Nosratollah Khosrawi

News Saturday morning out of Iran is that the Muslim country has released 4 U.S. prisoners, according to FARS, Among those released are Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 18th, 2015
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Journalists calling for ‘openness’ and transparency from Obama administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A delegation representing more than 50 journalism and open government organizations met with Josh Earnest, President Obama’s press secretary, today at the White House, urging greater openness More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, July 5th, 2015
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New law in Egypt: Jail journalist for publishing figures which contradict official government statement

Egypt is being accused of making an aggressive assault on free speech on Sunday, after its cabinet drafted a law that criminalizes the reporting of terrorism statistics that contradicts those the government More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, after an invitation from GOP leadership. Here is page 2 of a complete transcript of his remarks via The Washington More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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China: Journalist detained after reporting on destruction of crosses

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang detained and questioned a Hong Kong journalist who went to cover a story about the demolition of church crosses in the region. Jiang Yannan, a reporter for More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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California public defender Jami Tillotson arrested for protecting client’s rights

San Francisco deputy public defender Jami Tillotson was arrested outside a courtroom in the city’s Hall of Justice after officers say she resisted arrest and interfered with a police investigation. Tillotson More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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President Obama flies to Middle East, meets Saudi King Salman

President Obama made a quick trip to the Middle East, meeting with the new Saudi leader, King Salman, days after the passing of King Abdullah. Obama cut short his trip to India and visited the Saudis with former More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Ethiopian government arrests six bloggers and a journalist for ‘opposing view’

The Ethiopian government has arrested six independent bloggers and a journalist in what human rights group Amnesty International has called a “suffocating grip on freedom of expression”. Photo/Vectorportal More...


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