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Zelensky Expands Crackdown on Ukrainian Media

Zelensky Expands Crackdown on Ukrainian Media

President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a new bill into law which strengthens government control over public access to news in Ukraine. Zelensky has already nationalized the country’s media under martial law powers invoked after Russia’s invasion last year, stoking criticism from press freedom groups.

Saudi Crown Prince Escapes Lawsuit After Biden Grants Immunity

Saudi Crown Prince Escapes Lawsuit After Biden Grants Immunity

A Washington, DC district court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the fiancé of murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Hatice Cengiz was seeking accountability for Saudi Arabia’s de facto head of state – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – but the White House told the court to throw out the case. 

Israel Firmly Rebukes White House’s Request to Review Policies After Death of American Journalist

Israel Firmly Rebukes White House’s Request to Review Policies After Death of American Journalist

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid issued a stern response to a request from the Joe Biden administration. After the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, on Tuesday the State Department asked Tel Aviv to review its rules of engagement in the occupied West Bank. On Wednesday, Lapid fired back saying, “no one will dictate our rules of engagement to us.” 

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