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Twitter-blocked by Trump? Judge hears ‘free-speech’ case

New York, United States | AFP | A New York judge sought to avoid a testy tech-age free-speech showdown between Donald Trump and people blocked from his Twitter account Thursday, proposing the president just mute rather than block them. In a unique case given rise by Trump’s relentless use of …

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Slovak police free all suspects held after journalist murder

Bratislava, Slovakia | AFP | Slovak police on Saturday said they had released seven Italian businessmen detained after they were named by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak in an explosive report on alleged high-level political corruption linked to the mafia. “The investigator has, within the legal timeframe (48 hours) at his …

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Thousands attend protest vigils for slain Slovak journalist

Bratislava, Slovakia | AFP | Thousands flocked to candlelit anti-corruption protests and memorials held across Slovakia on Friday for murdered journalist Jan Kuciak, killed as he was about to publish an explosive report on alleged high-level political corruption linked to the Italian mafia. Organisers estimated that around 25,000 people gathered …

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COMMENT: Free speech in the filter age

Firms cannot be allowed to profit from damaging content, while avoiding responsibility for its consequences COMMENT | ALEXANDRA BORCHARDT | Germany’s Network Enforcement Act – according to which social-media platforms like Facebook and YouTube could be fined €50 million ($63 million) for every “obviously illegal” post within 24 hours of receiving …

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BBC launches Igbo, Yoruba language services in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | The BBC this week launches its new Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria, as part of an expansion in local languages aimed at more in-depth reporting of countries around the world. The digital-only services go live online and on social media on Monday, joining a …

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Two Kenyan TV stations shuttered by govt resume broadcasts

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Two television channels that Kenya’s government shuttered over coverage of a mock inauguration by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rival resumed broadcasts on Monday. NTV and KTN News were ordered off the air for seeking to provide live coverage of Raila Odinga as he swore himself in …

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