One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – February 2021

This month’s focus is on reporter Mohamad Mosaed, an outspoken critic of the Iranian government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing its 24th monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases demand justice. This iteration focuses on elections and protests as a catalyst for violence against journalists.

Countries in which the number of jailed journalists rose significantly in 2020 include Belarus, where mass protests

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