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Despite the visit, support for Assange's release remains low in the US. If extradited, he could face a sentence of up to 175 years in prison.
Australian novelist Yang Hengjun has been awaiting the verdict on his case in China for more than two years after being accused of spying. Now he fears he may die in detention
"I miss the sun. In my cell, sunlight shines through the window but I can stand in it for only 10 hours a year. ... Most of all, I miss my children."
"Trying to spread fear at home, abroad, and travelling in between. Further incentive to fight for the #rights, #freedom, and #democracy that we deserve"
"Some of Fiji's best journalists left the industry as a result and the media still carry the mental scars today from that very disturbing period."
"(The government) can run media organisations to bring its own message out, but it should never exert control over the entire industry."
The Australian PM has finally talked about Julian Assange ... and while distancing himself from Assange’s well-motivated actions, has said he has raised it with representatives of the US administration.
Australian governments approached the use of digital technologies from an ideological perspective, heavily leaning on control and surveillance.
"This has nothing to do with "demeaning coverage" and everything to do with a government in Honiara allergic to scrutiny."
"It may well be draconian leaving no room for corruption by ministers and government officials to be brought to public attention."
Sincha Dimara was suspended for reporting on court proceedings against Australian hotelier Jamie Pang. MLN has faced criticism before for suspending and silencing journalists.
"We are concerned about the chilling affect her arrest has on the practice of journalism, which has never been more critical."
"Do not go into public life and make laws and decisions for your own good or for your own protection as is seen with the banning of Facebook."
"The code is justified by a News Corp lie, that Google steals news content and makes billions of dollars from it."
"The extradition to the US of a publisher and journalist, for engaging in journalistic activities while in Europe, would set a very dangerous precedent."
An Australian university was criticized for deleting an article published on its website that urges the international community to put pressure on China for infringements on human rights in Hong Kong.
"The COVID-19 pandemic is not an excuse for human rights violations. Excessive force and brutality are unacceptable from any of our enforcement or security forces."
Papua New Guinea’s police minister says two journalists who reported on COVID-19 funding ‘can’t be trusted’
"It is not up to a government minister to decide whether journalists should be fired, and especially when it is because of a report he didn’t like."
"Don’t be fooled: Julian Assange is a journalist, not a hacker, and the US wants to make his work—national security journalism—a crime"
"By trying to impose a ban the government will simply make itself look foolish or ineffective."