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The Amsterdam-based startup aims to democratize news by leveraging a global network of citizen journalists. The platform is harnessing blockchain technology to verify its content and keep a check on fake news.

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20 Jul 2021
NSO Group's Pegasus malware was abused by its government clients to spy on journalists, opposition politicians and rights activists, an investigation revealed. The targets also include presidents and prime ministers.
30 Jul 2021
State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the US is worried about the harassment and intimidation of foreign correspondents reporting on the floods in China.
4 Sep 2021
The Taliban pledged press freedom and "no threats" against journalists in Afghanistan. But intimidation and violence at the hands of their fighters illustrate the group's haste in breaking its promises.
17 Sep 2021
A vibrant media landscape had developed in Afghanistan over the past 20 years. Since the Taliban takeover, media professionals face immediate danger and even death. Activists are urgently calling for help.
16 Sep 2021
US startup Bond Pet Foods is hoping to remake the pet food industry by growing nutritional chow in a lab. Most pet food includes animal protein, which requires the slaughter of animals and is ultimately a source of planet-warming gases. Rich Kelleman's Colorado-based enterprise, however, is aiming to sidestep both pitfalls by making those same proteins in a biotech process.
17 Sep 2021
Critics say a plan to consolidate media regulatory agencies will further shrink press freedom in the country. Journalists and opposition parties have decried the law as "draconian" and unconstitutional.
9 Oct 2021
Afghan journalists who spoke with DW say the already-difficult situation for the nation's reporters and other media personnel has become much more precarious under the Taliban.
13 Oct 2021
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges a global effort to protect a free press as he congratulates embattled journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
6 Nov 2021
In more than 80% of cases involving murdered journalists, the killers are never brought to justice. A tribunal set up by press freedom NGOs wants to stop this impunity and call governments to account, as well.
11 Nov 2021
Israeli startup AIR unveiled its first "easy-to-operate" electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that it aims to sell directly to consumers predominantly in the United States starting in 2024. AIR has been working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for two years and expects to obtain certification by the end of 2023 for the AIR ONE, a two-seater, 970 kg (2,138 lb) eVTOL, which will have a flight range of 110 miles (177 km), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Rani Plaut told Reuters.
22 Nov 2021
Journalists are under fire from all factions in the Yemen conflict. Rasha Abdullah al-Harazi, nine months pregnant, recently died in a bomb attack, her husband barely survived. Without legal protection, many simply flee.
12 Dec 2021
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."