Reporters without Borders: ‘Duterte identified journalists as enemies’
12 December 2021 | 1:23 pm
On June 15, RSF Germany's Christian Mihr tweeted: "A heavy blow against press freedom in the Philippines! Maria Ressa, who has only done her job as a journalist, was sentenced to prison this morning in Kafkaesque proceedings for Internet crime. The court has shown that it is not independent of the Duterte government."
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Twelve years ago, young people took to the streets calling for constitutional reforms in Jordan. But the March 24 youth movement fizzled out.
Whether out of genuine ideological adherence or fear of the increasingly ruthless crackdown on dissent, a substantial portion of Russians have wholeheartedly adopted Moscow's rhetoric on the war in Ukraine.
Dozens of buses are sent to take nationals to Egypt. Also, the death toll from Kenya's starvation cult rises to 95. The pastor who encouraged his followers to fast to find salvation is still in custody.
There is hope for Nigerians who have been stuck in limbo amid Sudan's fighting. Dozens of buses are sent to take nationals to Egypt. Also, the death toll from Kenya's starvation cult rises to 95. The pastor who encouraged his followers to fast to find salvation is still in custody.
Iranian authorities have accused the Islamic Republic's "enemies" of using the suspected attacks to undermine the clerical establishment.
Separatists in Cameroon's Anglophone region have threatened to arrest journalists over protests against the killing of reporter Anye Nde Nsoh — the third journalist killed in the Central African nation this year.
Rights activists have welcomed the acquittal of former Philippine Justice Minister Leila de Lima in a drug case. She was detained months after launching an investigation into Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."
Turkey has summoned Germany's ambassador after the brief detention of two journalists in Germany working for the government-friendly Daily Sabah publication. It called the operation "harrassment and intimidation."
In Tunisia, journalists protest against anti-terror laws used to jail journalists. Also, gay rights activists in Namibia welcome a ruling recognising foreign same-sex marriages, although such unions are still forbidden in the country. And Morocco celebrates its ancestral sport of "sand hockey", known locally as "mokhacha".
We look at reactions and videos after the devastating Kakhovka dam collapse that marks a new turning point in the war in Ukraine. The world of golf is rocked by a merger between rival Saudi-backed LIV and PGA leagues which is heavily criticised by the Western press. And: scientists unearth evolutionary links to human masturbation! Read more on related topics:
We look at reactions and videos after the devastating Kakhovka dam collapse that marks a new turning point in the war in Ukraine. The world of golf is rocked by a merger between rival Saudi-backed LIV and PGA leagues which is heavily criticised by the Western press. And: scientists have unearthed evolutionary links to human masturbation!
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