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UK lawmakers warn journalists, activists of new extradition law

The UK government has expressed concern over a new extradition law between Hong Kong and China, as British lawmakers warned the move could see pro-democracy activists, journalists, and foreign business owners surrendered to Chinese authorities.

Georgia GOP lawmakers seek more press regulations

A group of Republicans in the Georgia state assembly unveiled a bill earlier this week that could open the door to imposing regulations on members of the free press that include fining reporters who refuse to turn over recordings to subjects of interviews.

Watchdog investigating Customs and Border Protection

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general's office has launched an investigation into the "policies and practices" of Customs and Border Protection, the agency said Thursday in response to a report that the federal government tracked activists, journalists and others related to the migrant caravan that gathered in Tijuana late last year.

Maria Ressa's arrest spells more trouble for press freedom in Asia

The arrest of Maria Ressa, a Time Person of the Year, award-winning journalist and frequent critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has renewed fears for the future of press freedom in the southeast Asian nation and around the region.