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The #HoldTheLine Coalition demands the Philippines authorities drop a barrage of bogus tax and foreign ownership cases against internationally celebrated journalist Maria Ressa and Rappler - the news organisation she founded.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-07-21 10:08

Contempt of court hearings are set to take place on 13th July against online news portal Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief, Steven Gan, in relation to user comments posted on an article that were deemed "an unwarranted attack" against the judiciary.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-07-07 13:11

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-07-07 13:01

Prominent Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of cyber libel in a case widely condemned as politically motivated. She has 15 days to appeal the decision but risks spending up to six years in prison.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-06-15 08:15

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-06-12 12:48

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-06-01 11:34

WAN-IFRA joined over 150 human rights organisations to call on the Houthis to immediately overturn death sentences handed down to four journalists in April 2020 after they were found guilty on charges of “spying” and “spreading false news.”

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-05-13 17:19

Good journalism is made for times such as these. Good journalists have ensured our leaders remain accountable, their policies are scrutinized, and their promises will be kept in check as we navigate the coming months and a cautious return to optimism.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-04-30 20:16

To mark 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, we highlight the important leadership role for a free and independent press that seeks to report truth, bring the facts to light and champion inclusive and fair communities. This extracted chapter from WAN-IFRA's 2019 World Press Trends report is made freely available to explore some of the data behind why a free press is crucial to the health and well-being of society, now more than ever.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2020-04-28 09:33

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