The biggest argument in favor for banning these selfies is that it can lead to vote buying. That might be true, but to an extent that we should outlaw them? Don’t think so, bub.
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Supporters of Trump were quick to defend the tweet by saying that he was fighting back against the mainstream media’s unfair coverage of him, while proponents of Trump called the President’s tweet hateful and inciting violence against journalists
Rights groups warn that rulers across the region are stepping up efforts to silence political dissent
Many have been disciplined, silenced and put away. Last year alone, 18 bloggers and activists were jailed
Reporters Without Borders, a non-profit organisation, has condemned the demand by Saudi Arabia
The president has reached out to a group of New Jersey teenagers who recently made headlines
Poetry in a place that regularly ranks towards the bottom in press freedom and free speech
Trial of 17 journalists, accused of being involved in July’s failed coup, got underway Monday
Egypt has blocked the website of an independent Turkish newspaper in English as it steps up censorship
Vietnamese bloggers and rights activists are being beaten, threatened and intimidated with impunity