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Our freedoms depend on press freedom

Without journalists there can be no democracy, but empty election rituals in electoral autocracies COMMENT | JODIE GINSBERG | In just the first week of this year, at least 18 journalists were assaulted or harassed while covering alleged election irregularities and violence in Bangladesh. Then, in early February, journalists in Pakistan …

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Why protecting environmental journalists matters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Today Friday, 3 May is World Press Freedom Day, which this year is dedicated to the importance of journalism amid a series of mounting environmental crises. Environmental journalists are often the chroniclers of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. …

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UNESCO: 70% of environmental journalists attacked for their work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report published by UNESCO on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, warns of increasing violence against, and intimidation of journalists reporting on the environment and climate disruption. At least 749 journalists or news media reporting on environmental issues have been attacked in …

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🔴 LIVE: Raila Odinga speaks out

🔵 Odinga Address  – 2pm   KICC, Azimio Media Center Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Azimio La Umoja coalition leader Raila Odinga will this afternoon reveal his response to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declaration of UDC’s William Ruto as duly elected President of Kenya. Odinga boycotted the ceremony at …

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Uganda slips further in World Press Freedom rankings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “Acts of intimidation and violence against reporters are an almost daily occurrence in Uganda. The security services, which are the leading press freedom violators, often target journalists, arresting them arbitrarily and sometimes holding them incommunicado,” read the entry on Uganda by Reporters Without Borders, …

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