Tuesday , August 3 2021

International

Facebook blocks news sharing in Australia in response to government proposal

Facebook has banned people and publishers in Australia from sharing and viewing news from local and international outlets. The announcement comes in response to proposed legislation in Australia that would force tech platforms to pay news publishers for content. Journalist Angus Watson reports.

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Gunmen raid school in Nigeria

At least 42 people, including students, were kidnapped in an armed raid at a state-run school in Niger state, in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region Wednesday.

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Journalists jailed for live-streaming Belarus protest

A court in Belarus sentenced two journalists with the independent Belsat TV channel to two years in prison for live-streaming a demonstration, their employer and Belarussian Association of Journalists said in statements following the court hearing Thursday.

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