Benny Tai was among the trio who originally proposed what became known as the “Umbrella Movement” in 2013 under the Occupy Central banner.
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CPJ expressed indignation at statements from Tanzanian authorities justifying the detention of CPJ’s Africa team in Dar es Salaam on November 7.
On November 6 2018, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard hosted Tarleton Gillespie in an event on his book “Custodians of the Internet”.
U.S told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday that U.S. will hold accountable those involved in killing of a dissident Saudi journalist.
Financial Times editor refused entry to Hong Kong weeks after he was denied work visa because he hosted a talk at Hong Kong Foreign Correspondent’s Club.
Authorities in Mauritania should promptly and safely release a blogger who remains in custody despite an appeals court’s decision one year ago.
The Blavatnik School of Government, on November 2, 2018, held an event with a panel of experts who discussed the insides and outs of “Informing Citizens”.
Mimi Mefo of Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region remains in jail after she was arrested and charged with propagating false information and terrorism.
Tanzanian immigration authorities have free two CPJ staff members of the New York-based after taking from their hotel to an unknown location.
Hackers impersonating journalists tried to intercept communications of a prominent Saudi opposition figure in Washington, The Associated Press has found.