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More journalists killed in Latin America and Caribbean than Ukraine in ‘22. “I don’t have any reason to think this year is going be different unless we see very radically different approaches…like creating effective protection mechanisms”-@cmdelaserna https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/jan/24/more-journalists-killed-latin-america-caribbean-ukraine-2022-cpj?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Rishi Sunak’s Treasury helped Putin ally sue Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins | openDemocracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/prigozhin-government-russia-ukraine-hack-libel-slapp/

Grim milestone: record 363 journalists were in jail worldwide at start of December, 20% more than same time last year. #JournalismIsNotACrime. Read #FreeThePress @pressfreedom:
https://cpj.org/reports/2022/12/number-of-jailed-journalists-spikes-to-new-global-record/

BOOM!! Rupert Murdoch has been subpoenaed and will be forced into a deposition for Dominion's $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News. Here's the best part - its a CIVIL matter, so pleading the fifth won't work for most of their questions!

In today’s policy advisory opinion, the Oversight Board calls for major overhaul in the treatment of high-profile users on FB and IG.

We also urge Meta to prioritize protections for speech that is important from a human rights perspective rather than based on business interests.

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