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10 August 2018

Belarus on Friday released the last two independent journalists detained in raids this week over alleged illegal access to a state news agency, their editors said. ...

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10 August 2018

Reporters Without Borders said it had restored its website in Egypt on Friday, exactly one year after it was blocked by the authorities. ...

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09 August 2018

A second hostage has died after being abducted by the Islamic State group in southern Syria last month, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Thursday. ...

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09 August 2018

Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumours on Facebook during student protests last week that left about 1,000 people injured, a top official said Thursday. ...

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08 August 2018

Belarus on Wednesday detained at least four more journalists in Minsk and searched the home of a Deutsche Welle correspondent in an ongoing crackdown on independent media, ostensibly over unauthorised access to a state news agency. ...

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08 August 2018

An award-winning photographer who accused Bangladesh police of assaulting him after his arrest at the height of major protests in Dhaka has been taken to hospital, his wife said Wednesday. ...

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07 August 2018

Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. ...

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07 August 2018

Belarusian authorities on Tuesday detained at least three journalists during searches of the offices of two independent news websites over "unauthorised" access to the services of the country's state news agency. The editors of Tut. ...

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07 August 2018

The wife of a Japanese journalist kidnapped in Syria more than three years ago broke her silence Tuesday to plead for his release after he appeared in a hostage video. ...

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05 August 2018

The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday. ...

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