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The opposition journalist captured by Belarus after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk was paraded before the media Monday, in a scene the opposition denounced as Kafkaesque. Roman Protasevich has already appeared in two controversial videos in which he confessed to alleged crimes — confessions dismissed by the opposition and his family […]




A US journalist detained in Myanmar since March was released on Monday after charges against him were dropped, his lawyer said. US citizen Nathan Maung “was released this morning from Insein prison as the police withdrew the charges against him”, and will fly back to the US on Tuesday, his lawyer Tin Zar Oo told […]




It was only when he boarded the plane that would fly him to Europe that Mratt Kyaw Thu finally felt safe for the first time since Myanmar’s military coup on February 1. It had been an arduous few months for the journalist who quickly found himself on the military junta’s wanted list for his reporting […]




Three Myanmar journalists who faced deportation after fleeing to Thailand to escape a military crackdown have been granted asylum in a third country, their employer said Monday. The journalists, who worked for the news site Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), were arrested along with two Myanmar activists in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai […]




Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich, who was arrested after his plane was forced to land in Minsk, appeared on state television Thursday in a tearful interview that family and campaigners say was conducted under duress. Looking uncomfortable in the video, Protasevich — the co-founder and former editor of opposition Telegram channel Nexta which galvanised anti-government demonstrations […]




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