Katrina vanden Heuvel on Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dmitry Muratov's Fight for Press Freedom in Russia

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Russian independent journalist Dmitry Muratov and Filipina journalist Maria Ressa for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.” Muratov runs the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which has lost more journalists to murder than any other Russian news outlet. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor-in-chief of The Nation and reporter on …
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Katrina vanden Heuvel on Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dmitry Muratov’s Fight for Press Freedom in Russia

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Russian independent journalist Dmitry Muratov and Filipina journalist Maria Ressa for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.” Muratov runs the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which has lost more journalists to murder than any other Russian news outlet. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor-in-chief of The Nation and reporter on …
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Dirty Work: Eyal Press on Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. This Monday is Labor Day. Today, we spend the rest of the hour looking at Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. …
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Press Freedom Under Attack in Mexico as TV Anchor Gets Death Threat from Cartel over Reporting

Prominent Mexican news anchor Azucena Uresti took to the airwaves this week to stand up to one of the country’s most powerful drug cartels, the Jalisco New Generation, after the group posted a video online directly threatening her life. Uresti regularly reports on cartel violence and organized crime. The Committee to Protect Journalists considers Mexico …
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Pressure on the Jewish Chronicle grows after calls for a press regulator investigation

Support us and go ad-free A group of interested parties has asked the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) to investigate the Jewish Chronicle (JC). It’s over the media outlet’s repeated breaches of the regulator’s standards. Many of the people calling for the probe have won cases against it. IPSO is reportedly considering whether to carry …
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Health workers stage protest to press the PM on pay decision

Support us and go ad-free Health workers are pressing the prime minister to end their long wait for a pay rise amid continuing anger over the government recommending a 1% increase. Fair pay for key workers Unison is staging a protest at Westminster on 23 June, saying thousands of health workers across England, Wales, and …
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As the world celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange remains in Belmarsh prison

As people worldwide celebrate the UN’s World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. The US continues to demand Assange’s extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo …
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Victoria Derbyshire grills head of Society of Editors after he denies press racism

Victoria Derbyshire demonstrated why she’s one of the best journalists around as she refused to let the head of the Society of Editors dodge questions on press racism. In an exchange on BBC News, Derbyshire asked Ian Murray: You told me the British tabloid press was not bigoted. I’ve just given you some examples. You’re …
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#TheCanaryLive – The global struggle for press freedom

The struggle for press freedom is a global one. From Belfast to Belarus, the security of journalists and the ability of media outlets to investigate the powerful are very often under threat. Four journalists from across the world come together to share experiences and speak about the challenges of being a journalist in 2021. Panelists …
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