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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States the previous year under a contract approved by the State Department, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
CASABLANCA (Reuters) - New hearings took place on Tuesday in the trials of two dissident journalists in Morocco accused of sexual assault, whose detention rights groups see as evidence of increasing state repression and a push to silence dissent.
HONG KONG (Reuters): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hit back on Tuesday (June 2) against criticism of authorities' actions against pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily as attempts to "beautify" acts that endangered national security.
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): The board of Next Digital Ltd., which publishes Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, will meet on Monday (jUNE 21) to decide whether to shut down the pro-democracy newspaper, according to a top adviser to owner Jimmy Lai, after police arrested top editors and froze its bank accounts.
Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Apple Daily's top media executives denied bail under security law
Two executives from Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday on charges of collusion and were denied bail after authorities deployed a sweeping security law to target the newspaper, a scathing critic of Beijing.
A US journalist detained in Myanmar since May appeared in a special court, his employers said, where he faces charges under a law that criminalises encouraging dissent against the military.
Five executives of Apple Daily arrested on national security charges, shutdown of paper 'can't be ruled out'
The latest arrest of the editor-in-chief of the Apple Daily, along with four other senior executives of Next Digital - the parent company of the newspaper - and the freezing of assets worth millions would have a lasting effect, legal experts said, after Hong Kong police searched again the newspaper's office on Thursday, adding that the worst possible scenario for the paper, which has been in disguise as "fighter for freedom of speech, " could be a complete shutdown.
From The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): Hong Kong’s national security police arrested five executives of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper for suspected breaches of the national security law, local news outlets reported Thursday (June 17), as the government escalated its campaign against well-known activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai.