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19 February 2015

Thousands marched in celebration through the Burundi capital Thursday after the release of a journalist from jail in one of the largest demonstrations in recent years, an AFP reporter said. ...

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19 February 2015

More than 2,000 people are suing the liberal Asahi newspaper to demand that it place international advertisements apologising for its coverage of wartime sex slavery, saying it has stained Japan's reputation, local media said Thursday. ...

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17 February 2015

Swedish public radio apologised on Tuesday after a presenter questioned the Israeli ambassador about the responsibility of Jews for anti-Semitism, in the wake of the shooting of a Jewish man in neighbouring Denmark. ...

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17 February 2015

Egyptian journalist Baher Mohamed who was bailed after 411 days in jail said he is confident ahead of a retrial, in an interview aired Tuesday by his employer Al-Jazeera. "There's nothing to worry... There's no evidence against us. ...

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16 February 2015

Egyptian journalist Baher Mohamed who was bailed after 411 days in jail said he is confident ahead of a retrial, in an interview aired Tuesday by his employer Al-Jazeera. "There's nothing to worry... There's no evidence against us. ...

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16 February 2015

South Sudan's government on Monday threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war. ...

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13 February 2015

Gunmen claiming to be members of the Islamic State jihadist group have seized control of a state-run radio station in Libya's coastal city of Sirte, residents said Friday. ...

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13 February 2015

Gunmen claiming to be members of the Islamic State group have seized control of a state-run radio station in Libya's coastal city of Sirte, residents said Friday. ...

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13 February 2015

While two jailed Al-Jazeera reporters were freed on Friday pending a retrial, rights groups say at least nine more journalists still languish in Egyptian prisons. ...

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13 February 2015

South Sudanese security forces have released a leading journalist without charge after two days of questioning in the latest crackdown on press freedom, the reporter said Friday. ...

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