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Judge temporarily blocks New York Times from publishing Project Veritas materials

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The New York Times building is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A New York trial judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the New York Times from publishing some materials concerning......

WTA threatens to pull out of tournaments in China over Peng

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Tennis – WTA Mandatory – Madrid Open – Madrid, Spain – May 6, 2018 China’s Peng Shuai in action against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza during their round of 64 match REUTERS/Susana Vera Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register BEIJING, Nov 19 (Reuters) – An outcry over the whereabouts......

Economist magazine says Hong Kong rejects journalist’s visa renewal

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A Hong Kong flag is flown behind a pair of surveillance cameras outside the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, China July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo HONG KONG, Nov 13 (Reuters) – The Economist said on Saturday that Hong Kong declined to renew the visa of one its journalists,......

EXCLUSIVE New Hong Kong university classes set out dangers of breaking security law

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HONG KONG, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Last month, several thousand Hong Kong university students, some of them under the watch of a CCTV camera, were the first to take compulsory courses on the territory’s national security law. The content of the courses, some of which Reuters has seen exclusively, sets......

U.S. calls on China not to limit journalists’ freedom at Winter Olympics

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Participants transfer the Olympic flame from a cauldron at the ceremony to welcome the flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing, China October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday urged China not to restrict access and movement for journalists reporting......

Facebook lets Kazakh govt directly flag harmful content, joint statement says

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A view shows the monument Baiterek after the lights are switched off for Earth Hour in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo ALMATY, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms (FB.O) has granted the Kazakh government access to its content reporting system, after the Central Asian nation......

Trump loses bid to keep lawsuit against Twitter in Florida

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WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump cannot fight his suspension from Twitter in a Florida federal court, but instead must abide by the social media company’s terms of service and sue in California, following a judge’s ruling. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola in Miami said in......

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Senator Cruz’s campaign finance challenge

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Sept 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the Federal Election Commission’s bid to restore a campaign finance law that caps the amount of money that candidates can be reimbursed for personal loans to their campaigns in a challenge brought by Republican Senator Ted Cruz.......

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

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MOSCOW, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies accused YouTube and Telegram of censorship on Saturday after the video platform and messaging app restricted access to their anti-government voting recommendations for Russia’s parliamentary election. Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin......

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

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The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting app is seen on a phone, in Moscow, Russia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on......

Brazil Senate leader kills Bolsonaro decree criticized by tech firms

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President of Brazil’s Senate Rodrigo Pacheco listens to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco said on Tuesday he would not consider President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree limiting social......

EXCLUSIVE Hong Kong’s former chief judge says upholding rule of law not political

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Hong Kong’s outgoing Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma stands outside the Court of Final Appeal after his retirement ceremony in Hong Kong, China January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Lam Rule of law ‘not a political concept,’ Geoffrey Ma tells Law Society Ma calls on judges to work ‘without fear or favour or bias’......

New Cuban decree tightens controls on social media, sparking outrage

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HAVANA, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Cuba introduced tighter controls on the use of social media this week, including a ban on publications that might damage “the country’s prestige,” angering many citizens and international rights activists. Decree 35, published in the official gazette on Tuesday, comes a month after the most......

BBC reporter says Russia told her never to return

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Sarah Rainsford, Moscow’s BBC bureau journalist, is seen on this undated photo. Courtesy of Sarah Rainsford/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A BBC journalist said on Saturday that Russia was expelling her and had told her she could never return in “devastating” treatment showing the country she reported......

U.S. imposes sanctions on Cuban officials, military unit over violence

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People walk under a Cuban flag at a commercial area amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Havana, Cuba, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on two Cuban Ministry of Interior......

Netflix must face ex-prosecutor’s defamation lawsuit over Central Park Five Series

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NEW YORK, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday said Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) must face a defamation lawsuit by former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein over her portrayal as a racist and unethical villain in “When They See Us,” a 2019 series about the Central Park Five case. U.S.......

U.S. issues new Cuba sanctions, Biden promises more to come

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U.S. President Joe Biden meets with governors virtually to discuss efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness and response efforts, at the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex in Washington, U.S., July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on the Cuban......

Fake news muddies online waters during Cuba protests

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A Cuban flag hangs over a street in downtown Havana, Cuba, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo HAVANA, July 16 (Reuters) – False news reports spread fast following unprecedented protests in Cuba last Sunday, among them: Raul Castro had fled to ally Venezuela, protesters had kidnapped a provincial Communist Party......

U.S. charges four with plot to kidnap New York journalist critical of Iran

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WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have charged four Iranians, alleged to be intelligence operatives for Tehran, with plotting to kidnap a New York journalist and human rights activist who was critical of Iran, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed on Tuesday. In recent years, Iranian intelligence officers......

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