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Musk is "dismantling everything that made Twitter valuable—making it his mission to drive out expertise, scare away celebrities, bully reporters and—on the flip side—reward the bad actors... who thrive in the opposite environment: An information vacuum." https://techcrunch.com/2023/03/28/twitter-is-dying/
The Russian authorities said on Thursday that they had detained an American journalist, Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal correspondent based in Moscow, accusing him of espionage. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/30/world/europe/russia-wsj-reporter-detained-gershkovich.html
#Bangladesh: Journalist Shamsuzzaman Shams charged over story about rising food prices
According to a local thinktank, nearly 3,000 people have been charged under the Digital Security Act since it was enacted in 2018, including about 280 journalists https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/30/bangladesh-journalist-charged-over-story-about-rising-food-prices?CMP=share_btn_tw