The One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack

WIRED | 6/4/2019 | WIRED Staff
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In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of pre-eminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing the fourth monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases are seeking justice.

Jamal Khashoggi, the murdered columnist for The Washington Post, remains atop the list following no independent U.N. criminal investigation, as does independent Tanzanian journalist Azory Gwanda, who has been missing for more than 18 months. Last month’s list included two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were detained in Myanmar in December 2017. The two reporters were freed on May 7, after spending 18 months in prison.

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Here is June's list, ranked in order of urgency:

Azory Gwanda, a freelance journalist working in rural Tanzania, has been missing since November 21, 2017 following his investigation of mysterious killings in his community. The Tanzanian government has yet to launch a credible investigation into his case.

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Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who was brutally murdered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, has yet to see an independent UN criminal investigation, despite CIA findings that point to the Saudi crown prince’s involvement.

Aasif Sultan, a reporter for Kashmir Narrator, was arrested on “anti-state” charges in August 2018, and has been repeatedly interrogated by police, demanding that he reveal his sources.

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Claudia Duque, a local Columbian journalist has been subjected to kidnapping, illegal surveillance, and psychological torture for decades. Several high-ranking security service officers have been named in the case, but none have served a day in prison.

Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda, station director and news director of Nicaragua’s 100% Noticias, have been held for over five months on charges of “inciting hate and violence,” and while behind...
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