The Chinese government on Tuesday went to extraordinary lengths to blacks Out Tiananmen coverage in massive media lockdown.
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A day before rearrest, Iranian authorities used state television to broadcast a report in which the two confessed to having ties to foreign activists.
Iranian lawyer jailed for 30 years after setting up a channel Telegram, highlighting human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic.
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An Iranian journalist who wrote about government corruption has been arrested for the second time in six months on the same day.
This week brought the bombshell announcement that Ivan Safronov and Maxim Ivanov, two veteran reporters for Kommersant, were pressured into resigning.