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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said he hoped that Myanmar’s government will pardon two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in jail after they reported on massacres in Rakhine state. Guterres said it was “not acceptable” for Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, to be jailed “for what they were […]




A Singapore parliamentary committee Thursday proposed broad government powers to combat “fake news” online, calling it a threat to national security, but rights groups denounced the measures as a threat to free speech. The tightly-controlled city-state is among several countries looking to rein in the spread of falsehoods over the internet, but critics have warned […]




A Singapore parliamentary committee Thursday proposed broad government powers to combat “fake news” online, calling it a threat to national security, but rights groups denounced the measures as a threat to free speech. The tightly-controlled city-state is among several countries looking to rein in the spread of falsehoods over the internet, but critics have warned […]




A Singapore parliamentary committee Thursday proposed broad government powers to combat “fake news” online, calling it a threat to national security, but rights groups denounced the measures as a threat to free speech. The tightly-controlled city-state is among several countries looking to rein in the spread of falsehoods over the internet, but critics have warned […]




A Singapore parliamentary committee Thursday proposed broad government powers to combat “fake news” online, calling it a threat to national security, but rights groups denounced the measures as a threat to free speech. The tightly-controlled city-state is among several countries looking to rein in the spread of falsehoods over the internet, but critics have warned […]




Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.