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Homophobia is more widespread in Poland than in most other eastern European countries, research suggests. But there is also a sense of optimism in the LGBT community despite efforts by conservative MPs to undermine it.
Three years ago, a failed coup in Turkey led to a media crackdown. Since then, journalists have banded together to document the cases of reporters imprisoned or charged with crimes against the state.
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Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their freedom. Many choose to abandon either the country or their profession.
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Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández was awarded the 2019 DW Freedom of Speech Award at the Global Media Forum in Bonn. In her acceptance speech, she dedicated the award to all of the journalists murdered in Mexico.
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