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Anti-Covid vaccine tweets face five-strikes ban policy

Twitter is to ban users who repeatedly tweet harmful misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines. Under the scheme, members will face a lock being placed on their account. Its duration will be determined by how many times they have posted misleading information about the jabs. If they accrue “five strikes”, they face a permanent ban. Anti-disinformation campaigners
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Cases of violence against French reporters

In the wake of a violent attack on 27 February in Reims, in northern France, against Christian Lantenois, a photographer with the L’Union-L’Ardennais regional newspaper, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has compiled a list of all the previous cases of violence against journalists in the past three years in France. None of the journalists on this […]
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At least eleven journalists currently held in Myanmar

This snapshot, taken on 26 February by Myanmar Times’ photoreporter Sit Htet Aung, gives an insight into the police violence journalists are confronted with. Sit Htet Aung eventually managed to escape Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed by the sudden intensification of the ruling junta’s crackdown on journalists during the past three days, one month […]
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Groundbreaking RSF complaint holds Crown Prince and other Saudi officials responsible for Khashoggi murder and persecution of journalists as crimes against humanity

Reporters without Borders (RSF) has filed a criminal complaint with the German Public Prosecutor General targeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and other high-ranking Saudi officials responsible for crimes against humanity. The complaint reveals the widespread and systematic nature of the persecution of journalists in Saudi Arabia, in particular the arbitrary
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Survey shock: Young readers trust quality news and a good proportion are prepared to pay €6 for a monthly digital subscription

As part of my masters’ thesis, I recently asked 355 participants between 18 and 34 years old from Europe, the United States and Mexico about their digital news preferences and how much they are willing to pay for a subscription. Elizabeth Benítez is an Event and Marketing Manager at WAN-IFRA. She recently completed her Master […]