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Sri Lankan papers run out of newsprint as economic crisis worsens

Privately owned Upali Newspapers says their English-language daily, The Island, and its sister Sinhalese version, Divaina, will only be available…

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Sarah Palin seeks to disqualify judge in NYT defamation trial

Palin’s lawyers are arguing the judge set too high a bar for her to prove the New York Times acted…

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The war in Ukraine, according to the US media

From: The Listening Post Nuance is being lost – stifled even – in US media coverage of Ukraine. Plus, the…

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Taliban release three Afghan journalists after media crackdown

The Taliban have released three employees of Afghanistan’s largest television station after detaining them for reporting that the country’s new…

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Russian TV protester resigns, turns down asylum offer

Marina Ovsyannikova says she has refused an asylum offer in France despite potentially facing further prosecution. Russia’s Channel One editor…

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Ukrainian journalist, Fox News cameraman both killed outside Kyiv

Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski has been killed outside of Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine after his vehicle…

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Censorship, arrests, shutdowns: Putin crushes Russian media

From: The Listening Post Having taken the country to war, Putin is also pushing it into an information black hole.…

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CNN, Bloomberg latest to halt Russia operations amid crackdown

CNN and Bloomberg News have become the latest global media outlets to suspend their operations in Russia after President Vladimir…

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Russia’s parliament approves jail for ‘fake’ war reports

Legislators approve draft law criminalising the spreading of what Russia deems to be ‘fake’ reports on its military. Russians could…

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Liberal Russia TV, radio channels suspend operations over Ukraine

Prosecutor general orders media watchdog to ‘restrict access’ to TV Rain channel and landmark radio station Ekho Moskvy. Liberal Russian…

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