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Solomon Islands newspaper pledged to promote ‘truth about China’s generosity’ in return for funding

The Solomon Star denies accusations of ‘giving away’ its independence by accepting thousands of dollars’ worth of equipmentLocal media in Solomon Islands have been accused of compromising their independence by entering into agreements with Chinese news…

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Nobel laureate Maria Ressa says research by Oxford institute can be used against reporters

Exclusive: methodology used by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism risks undermining media in global south, says RessaNobel peace laureate Maria Ressa has claimed Oxford University’s leading journalism institute is publishing flawed research …

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Bangladesh media in fear after PM’s ‘people’s enemy’ attack

Even stories on cost of living leave journalists facing assault, threats and arrest under Digital Security ActFour weeks ago, a reporter in Bangladesh was hauled from his office, badly beaten – and then thrown from the roof of his building, leaving him…

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Anger grows over Afghan journalists still stranded by Home Office inaction

Press members living under the Taliban, and living uncertain lives in Pakistan, must be given clarity say campaign groupsHundreds of Afghan journalists remain stranded in increasingly “dire” circumstances as frustration mounts over the UK government’s …

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