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3rd Oct 2022

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NGO: Journalists held in arbitrary detention up 20%

The Paris-based NGO Reporters Without Borders says that a record number of journalists – 488 (including 60 women) – are currently detained worldwide, while another 65 are being held hostage. "RSF logged a total of 488 journalists and media workers in prison in mid-December 2021, or 20 percent more than at the same time last year," it said, in a report.

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Opinion

EU leaders have until Friday for refugee resettlement pledges

EU commissioner Ylva Johansson's words on refugee protection were welcome. But, worryingly, the commitments made by EU leaders at the forum have not translated into action. There is still time for them to save face — but it's running out.

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