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We’ll return RM50,000 donation linked to 1MDB, says Penang Press Club

The assurance comes after the finance minister advised journalists' groups to return money linked to 1MDB or risk having their accounts frozen by the MACC.

Myanmar press freedom ‘suffocating’ despite Reuters reporters’ release

Myanmar is ranked 138 out of 180 countries for press freedom by Reporters Without Borders.

Australian media to face court over Pell trial coverage

George Pell, who became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex abuse, was jailed for six years in February.

Pakistan ordered journalist probe over Khashoggi pics: RSF

Journalists in Pakistan have always been subject to intimidation by the government.

Australia seeks possible jail for journalists over Pell gag order

The Department of Public Prosecutions called for the reporters and 13 of the country's leading news organisations to face trial for contempt of court.

Myanmar’s top court to hear Reuters reporters’ appeal

A judge found reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty under the Official Secrets Act last September and sentenced them to seven years in prison.

Germany warns on travel to Turkey after journalists barred entry

The German government has criticised the 'arbitrary' arrests of German citizens in the past two years.

UN probe accuses Israel of possible crimes against humanity

Investigators specify there are reasonable grounds to believe Israeli troops killed and injured Palestinians 'who were neither directly participating in hostilities, nor posing an imminent threat'.

Threatened for exposing scandals, Pakistani journalist seeks refuge in Malaysia

Forced to give up journalism in Pakistan, Syed Fawad Ali Shah finds himself in the wilderness in Malaysia.

French media denounce violent “yellow vest” attacks on press

Journalists covering the protests are increasingly becoming a target for the demonstrators.

Why we need the media to step up

The country needs an assertive and independent media to challenge politicians who make unsatisfactory statements.

Colombia kills ‘horrendous criminal’ wanted for journalists’ murders

Colombian President Ivan Duque says Guacho fell in an operation and has been killed.

Britain says Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar are innocent

This follows Hunt's concerns of an increase in journalists locked up and even murdered this year.

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings, says watchdog

The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'.

Hatred stirred by leaders blamed for rise in journalist murders

Eighty journalists have been killed worldwide so far this year with 348 in jail and 60 more held hostage.

Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters appeal this month

The reporters will remain in prison during the appeal process.

Pence: Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair ‘deeply troubling’

Myanmar nationals, the journalists were charged under the draconian state secrets act after meeting police who handed them documents.

Myanmar court frees journalists on bail in incitement case

Eleven Media’s chief reporter, Phyo Wai Win, and two editors, Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nayi Min, were arrested on Oct. 10 following a complaint by the regional government in the commercial capital of Yangon.

Death claims three journalists and I wonder if I’ll be next

I am reminded again that nothing is permanent; if anything is permanent, surely it can only be death.

Bangladesh enacts digital law despite protests

The law, which carries heavy jail sentences for secretly recording government officials or spreading "negative propaganda" using a smartphone or computer, already had parliamentary approval.

Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters’ release

Clooney says the journalists' families had already submitted a request for their pardon, adding that the president can grant a pardon following consultation with Suu Kyi.

Repeal PPPA first, then talk about media council, Putrajaya told

The Centre for Independent Journalism says it will be difficult for journalists to behave ethically as long as the Printing Presses and Publications Act is still in force.

Utusan could face legal action over staff compensation

Deputy minister Mahfuz Omar says Utusan is required to pay compensation in one lump sum instead of monthly instalments to employees who took up the voluntary separation scheme.

UN says Myanmar waging ‘campaign against journalists’

Outraged journalists are staging protests and have started a Facebook campaign, changing profile pictures to photos of the jailed duo, daring the authorities to come for them as well.