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DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Trump uses first news conference in months to bash CNN and BuzzFeed over revelations - both substantiated and not - about his campaign's collusion with Russia. Media debates BuzzFeed's decision to go public with explosive and unverified anti-Trump dossier‎. -Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director

 

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

PEN America's take on today's most pressing threats to free expression

U.S.

Yes, Donald Trump is free to dismiss the press. But that spells trouble
The president-elect’s shutdown of a CNN journalist calls to mind the way tyrants around the world treat the media. It’s a profoundly alarming signal.
THE GUARDIAN

CNN reporter: Top Trump aide threatened to throw me out
A CNN reporter who was denied a chance to ask a question at Donald Trump’s first press conference as president-elect said the incoming White House press secretary threatened to throw him out.
THE HILL

Here’s Why BuzzFeed Was Right to Publish Those Trump Documents
The reality is that journalists publish what amount to unverified allegations all the time, if they believe the source is credible.
FORTUNE

The Real Story About Fake News Is Partisanship
The partisan divide is easy to detect if you know where to look. Consider the sneer in most articles about so-called fake news. The very phrase implies that the people who read these kind of false political stories must either be too dumb to realize they’re being duped or too dishonest to care that they’re spreading lies.
NEW YORK TIMES

Trump declares war on the critical press
Donald Trump's press conference was a clear declaration of war against the critical media. The president-elect dodged and ignored many key questions about his upcoming administration.
DEUTSCHE WELLE

 
Global

Journalists' Syndicate head: Egyptian press facing crisis with the state
A court in Cairo issued on Nov. 19, 2016, a nonconclusive ruling sentencing the head of Egypt's Journalists' Syndicate, Yahya Qalash, and board members Gamal Abdel-Rahim and Khaled el-Balshy, to two years of hard labor in prison on charges of “harboring fugitives from justice” in the syndicate’s building.
AL MONITOR

Fifth Pakistani social media activist reported missing
A fifth Pakistani rights activist has gone missing, his colleagues said Thursday, as the United Nations raised concerns over shrinking freedoms for campaigners.
TIMES OF INDIA

UN free speech advocate criticises UK plan to curb access to online adult content
David Kaye warns digital economy bill’s age controls and censorship of websites could break international human rights law.
THE GUARDIAN

Is Brunei becoming more repressive?
Once known for its abundant oil wealth and the extravagant lives of its royal family, today the news is about severe shariah punishments, declining oil revenue, media repression, and suppression of the people’s voices.
FREE MALAYSIA TODAY

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