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World Press Freedom Remained Low in 2015

press freedom map

The percentage of the world’s population that has access to a free press remained at its lowest point in more than a decade in 2015, according to an annual report released by Freedom House.
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Washington Post reporter released from Iranian prison

Jason Rezaian

Jason Rezaian had been held captive for 544 days on espionage charges.
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Washington Post reporter sentenced in secret – an Iranian shame

Jason Rezaian

A government official has announced that The Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian has now been sentenced to prison following his conviction last month on espionage and other charges.
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New Era of Student Protests

University of Missouri

In the end, it always seems to come down to student activists to make some noise and roust the country into social change.
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Welcome, President Xi

Freedom Week

As the new president and CEO of the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, I believe Americans must make their concerns known as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Washington later this week—at a time when he has engineered a comprehensive campaign against what we view as core freedoms.
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Washington Post Reporter Convicted

Jason Rezaian

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison since 2014, was found guilty Oct. 11 following a secret trial on charges of espionage.
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Journalist’s Fate in Limbo

Jason Rezaian

Coming off the release of two imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on Sept. 23, the president of Iran has indicated a willingness to release Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, but with conditions.
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Journalists Freed in Egypt

Al-Jazeera journalists

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were released from an Egyptian jail Sept. 23 after a pardon by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who freed a total of 100 prisoners.
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Journalists Jailed in Egypt

Al-Jazeera journalists

Al-Jazeera will appeal Egypt’s sentence of three years in jail for three of the news organization’s journalists.
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US Changes Hostage Policy

Austin Tice

The families of hostages taken abroad will no longer face criminal prosecution if they pay ransom to kidnappers, according to a new presidential directive issued June 24 by the Obama administration.
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