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Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri, surrounding states

Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri, surrounding states

An already adverse environment for journalists in the Midwestern United States has worsened in the year since President Trump's inauguration, an international group of media watchdogs concluded after traveling to the state of Missouri. The group also met with journalists from Illinois and Wisconsin.

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  • Ethiopia to close Maekelawi detention centre, free political prisoners
  • Ethiopia to close Maekelawi detention centre, free political prisoners

    Ethiopia's ruling coalition has announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention centre in Addis Ababa. While the government did not say how and when this would occur, doing so would be an important step toward ending longstanding political repression and human rights abuse in the country.

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