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Authoritarians Threaten Journalists Around the Globe

  • The Wallstreet Journal
  • Matthew Dalton, Jack Gillum

From Vladimir Putin in Russia to the theocrats in Iran, authoritarian leaders are increasingly shutting down independent media and locking up reporters, with hundreds of journalists now in jail around the globe.

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2023: A Very Bad Year for Press Freedom

  • vox.com
  • Caroline Houck

Journalism has never been a safe profession, but the last couple of years have felt particularly grim. For vox.com Caroline Houck took a closer look on the dangers faced by journalists globally and reveals a disturbing trend of attacks on journalism worldwide.

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The Plight of Guatemalas Exiled Journalists

  • The Latin American Post

The precarious situation of journalists forced to flee Guatemala, despite recent political changes, exposes the broader struggle for press freedom in Latin America, revealing systemic issues that continue to undermine democratic principles and silence critical voices.

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The Main Problems Exiled Journalists are Facing

  • Reuters Institute
  • Laura Dulce Romero

At least 460 journalists left their home countries in 2023. Exiled reporters from Afghanistan, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Ukraine share their challenges in this longread on exiled journalism, Laura Dulce Romero wrote for Reuters Institute. Solutions included!

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This Editor is Breaking News on Bangladesh from Afar

  • Reuters Institute
  • Laura Oliver

Sweden-based, Bangladesh-focused investigative newsroom Netra News launched with a bang in December 2019. In this interview Netra News’ founder Tasneem Khalil opens up about his work as an exiled editor.

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Poland Cuts Financing for Exiled Belarusian Media

  • The Kyiv Independen
  • Maria Yeryoma

The International Press Institute has urged Poland’s Foreign Ministry to reconsider its decision to cut the financing of Belsat, a flagship Belarusian-language broadcaster operating within Poland’s public television service (TVP), amid growing concern about the survival of exiled Belarusian media. With the budget slashed, Belsat is not alone in being in a precarious state.

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From Exile, Myanmar’s Media Navigate Risks to Get News

  • Voice of America
  • Arash Arabasadi

Three years into Myanmar’s military rule, the country’s journalists are rebuilding newsrooms in exile and finding ways to keep sources safe, while accessing news about the conflict between the junta and the resistance movement.

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Belarusian Journalists Coping with Trauma

  • International Journalists’ Network
  • Adaria Sugonyako

Belarusian independent journalists have been through a lot since 2020. Many journalists have been forced into exile. A lot of media workers today are in need of mental health support. Belarusian Journalists share their experiences coping with trauma.

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Turkey’s Transnational Repression: 2023 in Review

  • Turkish Minute

From spying through diplomatic missions and pro-government diaspora organizations to denial of consular services and outright intimidation and illegal renditions, the Turkish government has been using a wide range of tactics against its critics overseas.

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What is Home In the Age of Exile?

  • Politico
  • Tatyana Margolin

Tatyana Margolin, co-founder of STROIKA, emphasizes the urgent need for redefining ‘home’ and the necessity of crafting new concepts of belonging in an era marked by transnational repression and forced migration. A call to reimagine ‘home’ beyond geographical confines.

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