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Cartoonists 'first victims' of crackdowns on press

Paris - Ten countries including Russia, Turkey and India have been condemned for censoring, locking up or threatening cartoonists in a new report published Friday.

Press freedom in danger: some striking cases

Paris - Press freedom has "never been so threatened" as it is today, according to Reporters Without Borders, with journalists harassed, jailed or disappeared in a lengthening list of countries.

Media 'never under so much threat', says watchdog

Paris - Press freedom has never been as threatened as it is now, in the "new post-truth era of fake news" after the election of US President Donald Trump, Reporters Without Borders warned Wednesday.

Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

Taipei - International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the "biggest threat" to press freedom.

Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

Taipei - International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the "biggest threat" to press freedom.

Reporters Without Borders opens first Asia office in Taiwan

Taipei - International rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders said it is opening its first Asia office in Taiwan after rejecting Hong Kong over concerns that China poses the "biggest threat" to press freedom.

Turkey leads rise in journalist detentions: study

Paris - The number of journalists detained worldwide rose in 2016, an increase related to Turkey where more than 100 journalists and media contributors are in jail, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday.

Should Internet access become a human right?

Is the Internet so embedded in the lives of so many people, acting as the main way for information exchange, that to deny access to everyone in the world is a breach of human rights? The United Nations thinks so.

Watchdog says press freedom in decline in 'new era of propaganda'

Paris - World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda".

'Deep and disturbing' decline in press freedom since 2013: RSF

Paris - Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday there had been a "deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom" since 2013, as it prepares to publish its annual ranking of countries next week.

Dangers for journalists still high in 2015: watchdogs

New York - Journalists faced ongoing threats of jail or abduction for their work in many areas of the world, with China and Egypt imprisoning the largest number of reporters, watchdog groups said Tuesday.

Thousands sign petition asking Apple to include ginger emoji

Over 12,000 people have signed a petition that calls on Apple to add emoji representing gingers to iOS after its recent update that aimed to increase the racial diversion of emoji failed to include any, arguing that they should be recognised.

Op-Ed: The end of freedom and individualism

We are increasingly being told by our governments that the best way to stop those who would take our freedom away is to eliminate our freedom. The protection of life being the main concern, the ideals of liberty are left tarnished and forgotten.

'Drastic decline' in media freedom worldwide

Paris - Media freedom suffered a "drastic decline" worldwide last year in part because of extremist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual evaluation released Thursday.

How and where to volunteer at Thanksgiving or all year round

As Thanksgiving approaches are you thankful you can pay all your bills and buy groceries? Are you glad you can choose your leaders, have a free press and worship God freely? Want to volunteer to help others at Thanksgiving? Here are some ways.

Op-Ed: Why nurse in Maine should respect quarantine orders

A nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey after returning home from west Africa is refusing to remain self-quarantined in her home in Maine. Here is why we should all respect quarantine orders:

Interview with Mau Power Special

The Indigenous Australian, a rising star in the world of hip hop, released a new album earlier this year (in July) and a brilliant new single earlier this month. Digital Journal was on hand to find out more.

Video: Bird's eye view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris

Paris - Taking a bird's eye view to a whole new technical level, a white-tailed eagle named Victor recently flew over the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, filming from a unique perspective with a video camera strapped to his back.

Russia tightens Wi-Fi laws, public denounces their actions

Russian government officials have begun enforcing a previously approved law which requires citizens to use ID when signing into public Wi-Fi. Citizens and journalists have responded by criticizing their actions.

FreedomPop, the free mobile provider, now offers LTE tablets

As of today, you can now pick up a discounted iPad Mini or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 on a free 4G LTE data plan, courtesy of mobile network provider FreedomPop that aims to provide people with access to the base mobile services at absolutely no cost.

FreedomPop brings its offering of free mobile internet to Europe

From today, the mobile network provider FreedomPop is extending its completely free internet and phone access into Europe on a pilot program, initially in Belgium only.

Star-Spangled Trivia

Let’s face it America has it all: baseball, apple pie, and Mom! But how much do you really know about our great country? Try this road trip-ready quiz!!

Op-Ed: Waterboarding is how Sarah Palin would baptize terrorists

Indianapolis - Never one to shy away from controversial one-liners, Sarah Palin made her latest gaffe at the 2014 National Rifle Association's Stand and Fight rally at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Saturday.

European Union passes law to protect internet access

Internet service providers may no longer be allowed to restrict access to European Union citizens; a ruling which may impact measures to prevent online piracy.

Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.

Hungary remembers 1956 Revolution against Soviet rule

Budapest - On this day 57 years ago, on October 23, 1956, an uprising began against Soviet rule by Hungarian students, joined by workers, teachers, and people from all walks of life, as well as all political stripes from monarchists to Marxists.

New protests hit Turkey Special

Istanbul - New freedom protests hit Turkey as Prime Minister Erdogan continues to support Islamist policies and enforce censorship.

Op-Ed: T.S.A. expands duties beyond airport security

New York - Americans appear willing to live in a police state, subject to unconstitutional violations of rights by their own government in exchange for the mirage of security.

Op-Ed: I cannot walk away from my own moral compass

Phoenix - I can't walk away from my moral compass and supporting the Defense of Marriage Act or any Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage would have me do just that. When you use laws to deny Americans their civil rights, you have some soul searching to do.

Photo Essay: Remnants of Western Canada's pioneers Special

Canada's frontier life was hard but filled with hope for the future. Compared to what was left behind in Europe, autocratic regimes, famine and war.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen s Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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