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Zambia police raid editor’s house, arrest wife

Over 20 armed police officers raided the home of Fred M’membe, editor-in-chief of the now-closed newspaper The Post, and arrested his wife Mutinta Mazoka M’membe on Wednesday. Police arrived at M’membe’s home with a search warrant at around 5 p.m. and arrested his wife after she argued with officers and tore up a warrant they […]

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Venezuela urged to end block on CNN en Español

  The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned efforts by Venezuela’s government to block CNN en Español, which officials accused of broadcasting “war propaganda” after it reported claims that Venezuela illegally sold visas and passports to individuals with possible links to terrorism. The broadcaster was taken off air for at least 70 days on Wednesday […]

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Three months on, Qatar still blocking Doha News

Independent online news portal Doha News has blasted the Qatari government’s ongoing block of the website in the country, saying that the nearly-three-month-old effort amounted to censorship. The country’s two telecommunications providers, Ooredoo and Vodafone, have blocked access to Doha News since Nov. 30 and the site is only accessibly through a Virtual Private Network […]

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OSCE urged to name media freedom representative

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined seven other international free expression and media freedom defenders in calling on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to appoint a new Representative on Freedom of the Media without delay and ensure the Office’s achievements over the last two decades are not lost. The groups […]

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