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Blowback on MBS From Khashoggi Murder Saved Many Other Journalists, Says Expert | GZERO World

Blowback on MBS from Khashoggi murder saved many other journalists, says expert

US-Saudi relations were strained after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which the CIA says was ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka MBS. And he knows it was a risky move.

"I don't think that they will ever do anything like that again," says Bernard Haykel, a professor at Princeton University and MBS insider.

Still, he tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, the regime will continue to be very repressive and authoritarian, doing things like mass executions of convicted terrorists from al-Qaeda and the Islamic State but also dissident Shiites.

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One Journalist’s View From Inside the US Capitol on January 6 | GZERO World

One journalist’s view from inside the US Capitol on January 6

British reporter Robert Moore, who works in Washington DC for the UK network ITV News, was one of the few journalists embedded with the insurrectionists that stormed the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Moore describes what he saw as he and his broadcast news crew covered what became an angry and dangerous mob, as they forced their way into the halls of Congress.

Watch the episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer: Is American democracy in danger?

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The Graphic Truth: Press freedom in pandemic times

During a pandemic, the work of reporters around the world is particularly important to ensure transparency about the scope of outbreaks and the measures that governments are taking to contain them. But in many countries, press freedom has been declining since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Press freedom took a bit hit over the past year, as governments across the world doubled down on censoring media that criticized their handling of the pandemic, and locked up reporters for reporting the facts. Reporters Without Borders this week published its annual World Press Freedom Index, which takes a microscope to every country, ranking the ability of its media to report freely and independently. Here's a look at how countries' scores have changed over the past year.

Afghan journalist shot dead in car ambush

January 03, 2021 5:00 AM

KABUL • An Afghan journalist has been shot dead in a car ambush in the central province of Ghor, the fifth media professional to be killed in the country in two months, officials said yesterday.

Indian government tells media it will be held responsible for content from overseas

December 02, 2020 6:58 PM

KOCHI - New restraints on the publication of foreign reports in Indian newspapers are drawing attention to the Indian government's wariness about overseas coverage.

Australia police drop journalist probe over Afghan troops story

October 15, 2020 2:12 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian authorities on Thursday (Oct 15) dropped an investigation into a journalist accused of receiving classified information to produce a report on alleged troop misconduct in Afghanistan, the second media probe dismissed amid concerns over press freedom.

Indonesian journalists say assaulted by police during protests

October 10, 2020 5:08 PM

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Civil groups have reported that journalists were assaulted by law enforcement officers while covering protests against the highly controversial Job Creation Law on Thursday (Oct 7).

Australia defends intelligence raids as spat with China escalates

September 13, 2020 12:12 PM

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Sunday (Sept 13) defended the government's right to intelligence raids to prevent foreign interference, after China condemned searches on the homes of its journalists working in Australia.

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