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Study: Turkey Leads Rise in Journalist Detentions

The number of journalists detained worldwide rose in 2016, an increase related to Turkey where more than 100 journalists and media contributors are in jail, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday.

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Islamic State Executes Female Journalist in Raqqa On Charges of Espionage

Independent citizen journalist Ruqia Hassan was brutally executed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) on charges of “espionage” in the jihadist group’s de facto capital Raqqa, Syria, reportedly marking what has been described as the first capital punishment of a woman for reporting within the terrorist organization’s territory, according to fellow citizen journalists.

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EU Warns Poland Over Independent Media Laws: Report

BERLIN (AFP) –  European Union (EU) Commissioner Gunther Oettinger on Sunday threatened to put Poland on notice for infringing on common European values by passing legislation giving the government control of the state media. The move would start a series of

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Reporters Without Borders: Japanese Journalist Held for Ransom in Syria

The organization Reporters Without Borders alleged this week that one of its journalists, Japanese national Yasuda Jumpei, has been kidnapped in Syria and his captors are demanded an unspecified ransom from his family and government in exchange for his freedom.