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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria said on Wednesday it expects to end its ban on Twitter in a "few more days", raising hopes among users eager to return to the social media platform three months after the suspension took effect.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's ruling party is set to revise a media law to rein in "fake news" by giving courts the power to award much bigger damages but opponents said it would discourage reporters from delving into the shady dealings of the powerful.
LONDON/LAGOS (Reuters) -Nigeria expects to lift its ban on Twitter before the end of the year, Information Minister Lai Mohammed told Reuters on Thursday, adding that the government was awaiting a response on three final requests made of the social media platform.
Vietnam on Friday jailed a former radio journalist on an anti-state charge, state media said, after several other reporters were taken into custody in recent weeks.
SALCININKAI BORDER CROSSING POINT, Lithuania (Reuters) -Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Thursday held a protest against the treatment of journalists by Belarus at the country's border with Lithuania, while the leader of Belarus opposition in exile called for more protests on Saturday.
Diplomatic missions in Myanmar used the occasion of the recent World Press Freedom Day to call attention to the country's continued detainment of journalists and restrictions on local media.
A mother and son were sentenced to eight years in prison by a Vietnamese court Wednesday for spreading news online about a land dispute that left four people dead, their lawyer said.
The Myanmar junta has charged a Japanese journalist under a "fake news" law, a report said Tuesday, in the latest blow to press freedom since the military seized power.