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In Peru, courts ‘used like whips’ to silence journalists

January 20, 2022 11:09 am

Unlike in the United States and Mexico, where defamation is typically a civil matter, in Peru it is a criminal offense, defined as the act of publicly attributing to another person 'a fact, a quality or a conduct that could harm his honor or reputation'.

Verdict expected in German journalist's trial in Turkey as free press withers

January 16, 2022 10:57 pm

A verdict is expected in the trial of a German journalist arrested in Turkey on terrorism-related charges. It comes as journalists critical of the government find it increasingly difficult to carry out their work.

Afghanistan: How press freedom crumbled since Taliban takeover

January 07, 2022 9:06 pm

Thousands of journalists have lost their jobs over the past few months as many media outlets ceased operations due to increasing security and financial challenges.

Difference in perception can be expressed in better language: Supreme Court

December 11, 2021 2:13 am

"In a country which prides itself on its diversity, there are bound to be different perceptions and opinions which would include political opinions. That is very essence of a democracy,” the court said .

New Taliban guidelines stir fear about the future of press freedom

September 24, 2021 3:30 pm

Many Afghan journalists fled the country, fearing repression and violence from the new rulers, while dozens more have gone into hiding and are still seeking a way out of Afghanistan.

Press freedom in Afghanistan: How to help journalists under attack

September 01, 2021 9:18 pm

After the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, lives of journalists are in imminent danger. The One Free Press Coalition has put together what governments and individuals can do to help journalists in Afghanistan.

In RS, Sena MP questions govt over press freedom, cites GoM report; NCP MP says criminalise marital rape

March 16, 2021 1:22 am

Among the several suggestions that the GoM report mentioned included a strategy to “neutralise” those who set “false narratives” against the government, roping in “right-wing parties” from other countries to seek “common ground”, and alleged “colour coding” of journalists.

Andhra HC gags media on govt FIR over land purchase

September 16, 2020 7:18 am

The petitioner had alleged that the Andhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau was working with mala fide intentions against him and that the whole issue was being given a political colour and a media trial.

Journalists covering US protests face assault, arrest

June 01, 2020 2:53 pm

In some incidents, members of the news media appeared to be targeted, by police and protesters alike, the USA Today reported.

Threats to Arunachal journalist: Press Council of India seeks report

May 20, 2020 2:54 am

“While taking suo-motu cognizance of the matter, a Report on Facts of the case has been called for from the Chief Secretary & The Director General Police, Arunachal Pradesh,” the PCI said in a statement on Tuesday.