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50 journalists killed in 2020 because of their work

– – Fifty journalists were killed due to their work in the year 2020, a latest report by Reporters Without Borders revealed. According to the report by the group, most of the killings didn’t happen in countries experiencing conflicts. The report revealed that many of the killings were targeted after journalists published works focusing on organised crime, corruption or environmental issues. 387 journalists are currently detained in connection with their work, according to the report. Fourteen journalists have also been arrested in connection with their coverage of the coronavirus crisis.…

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Rwanda – Authorities hound independent journalists at home and abroad

Reporters Without Borders condemns the Rwandan government’s lack of transparency and its unacceptable acts of harassment and intimidation of journalists with the aim of suppressing freedom of information and independent reporting. Rwandan journalists have been the victims of the government’s harassment for years, but the targets have for some also included foreign journalists, especially Ugandan ones. “The Rwandan government often responds to charges of blocking information by portraying itself as the target of malicious international groups that secretly wage what it calls a ‘Blame Rwanda’ campaign,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, head…

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