Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian official overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve Ukraine’s EU candidacy during a summit this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed similar optimism, calling it a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top … Read more

NY Times says Israeli forces ‘most likely’ shot Shireen Abu Akleh | Freedom of the Press News

A New York Times investigation has concluded that an Israeli soldier “most likely” fatally shot Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, adding to a growing body of independent probes that have found that the Palestinian-American correspondent was killed by Israeli forces. The New York Times report, published on Monday, said no Palestinian armed men were … Read more

Al Jazeera obtains image of bullet that killed its journalist | Israel-Palestine conflict News

An investigation by Al Jazeera has obtained an image of the bullet used to kill the network’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The photograph for the first time shows the type of ammunition used to kill the veteran Al Jazeera correspondent in the occupied West Bank last month. According to ballistic and forensic experts, the green-tipped … Read more

How Biden’s Israel approach bets on ‘short’ public attention span | Freedom of the Press News

Washington, DC – Despite numerous eyewitness testimonies, investigations by media outlets and rights groups, and a Palestinian probe all determining that Israeli forces fatally shot journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the United States has not condemned Israel for the killing. Instead, since the veteran Al Jazeera reporter was killed on May 11 in the occupied West … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: US lawmakers demanding FBI investigate killing | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Washington, DC – Dozens of US legislators have signed a letter demanding the FBI investigate the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Congressman Andre Carson said, hours after Israel’s military said it will not launch a criminal investigation into the incident. Abu Akleh, who held US citizenship, was fatally shot by Israeli forces … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: US lawmakers demanding FBI investigate killing | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Washington, DC – Dozens of US legislators have signed a letter demanding the FBI investigate the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Congressman Andre Carson said, hours after Israel’s military said it will not launch a criminal investigation into the incident. Abu Akleh, who held US citizenship, was fatally shot by Israeli forces … Read more

Hong Kong plunges to 148th in world press freedom rankings | Freedom of the Press News

Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom in Asia, has plummeted to 148th place in Reporters Without Borders’ annual index on press freedom, a drop of nearly 70 places in a single year. The sharp descent is the result of new national security legislation imposed in 2020 and the revival of colonial-era anti-sedition laws … Read more

UN condemns Mali’s ban on French media | Freedom of the Press News

Geneva, Switzerland – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights criticized Mali’s decision to ban French media outlets and called on its military rulers to reverse their decision. “We are deeply dismayed by the Malian media regulator’s decision to definitively suspend Radio France International [RFI] and France24, ”said a spokesman for High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet … Read more

UN condemns Mali’s ban on French media | Freedom of the Press News

Geneva, Switzerland – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights criticized Mali’s decision to ban French media outlets and called on its military rulers to reverse their decision. “We are deeply dismayed by the Malian media regulator’s decision to definitively suspend Radio France International [RFI] and France24, ”said a spokesman for High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet … Read more