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News organisations to highlight most threatened journalists


Bangkok: A coalition of more than a dozen global news organisations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world’s most threa­tened journalists in a new freedom of speech initiative, the group announced in United States.Members of the One Free Press Coalition will publish on their platforms each month a “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists who have been jailed, threatened or attacked for their work.

The group’s mission is to use the voices of its members to “stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth,” the organisation said.Among the first group of journalists the coalition is spotlighting are the late Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in October 2018 by Saudi agents at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, and Maria Ressa, the founder of the news site Rappler who has faced arrest and legal threats in the Philippines.

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