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Taliban Arrest Afghan Professor After Social Media Criticism

A prominent Afghan university professor who openly criticised the Taliban’s hardline regime has been arrested in Kabul, a spokesman for the government said. Professor Faizullah Jalal has made several appearances on television talk shows since the previous US-backed government was ousted in August, blaming the Taliban for the worsening financial crisis and criticising them for […]

Third Hong Kong News Company Shutters As Media Fears Grow

Journalists from Hong Kong’s CitizenNews decried plummeting press freedoms as they shut down Monday, saying they no longer felt safe to publish after a rival outlet’s staff were arrested for “sedition”. One of the most popular news websites in Hong Kong with more than 800,000 social media followers, CitizenNews is the third media company to […]

Third Hong Kong News Company Shutters As Media Fears Grow

Journalists from Hong Kong’s CitizenNews decried plummeting press freedoms as they shut down Monday, saying they no longer felt safe to publish after a rival outlet’s staff were arrested for “sedition”. One of the most popular online news outlets in Hong Kong with more than 800,000 social media followers, CitizenNews is the third media outlet […]

Hong Kong Police Raid Local Media Outlet, Arrest Six For ‘Seditious Publication’

Hong Kong police raided the office of a local media outlet and arrested six current and former staff on Wednesday, deepening fears for press freedom in a territory where media rights have been massively curtailed in recent years. Suppression of Hong Kong’s local press has increased in the wake of 2019’s huge and often violent […]

Hong Kong Media Outlet Closes After Police Raid, Arrests

Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News said Wednesday it will close after a police raid and arrests of seven current and former staff members, in the latest blow to the city’s rapidly shrinking press freedoms. Suppression of the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s local press has increased in the wake of 2019’s huge and often violent […]