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Frank Langfitt, now NPR's London correspondent, was inspired to offer his Shanghai ride service after working in the 1980s as a taxi driver in the U.S. Courtesy of Kuan Yang hide caption

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An image from surveillance camera video shows the encounter with police at the home of journalist Bryan Carmody in May. A judge this week quashed a search warrant used by the San Francisco Police Department. Bryan Carmody/AP hide caption

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ABC editorial director Craig McMurtrie speaks to the media as Australian police raided the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. in Sydney on Wednesday. ABC executives said police executed a search warrant targeting three journalists involved in a two-year investigative report. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The photos of five people slain in the Capital Gazette newsroom adorn candles at a vigil in June. The attack was mentioned in the analysis of Reporters Without Borders' annual World Press Freedom Index. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Students hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest at the state university in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday in support of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, who was arrested a day earlier. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korean journalist and former North Korean defector Kim Myong Song speaks at a cafe in Seoul. The government's decision to ban him from covering an inter-Korean meeting raised concerns about press freedom. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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For A North Korean Defector Turned Journalist, Warming Ties Are Cause For Worry

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CNN's Jim Acosta walks into federal court in Washington on Wednesday to attend a hearing on a legal challenge against the Trump administration. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Decision Delayed To Friday In CNN Suit Over White House Revoking Acosta's Press Pass

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All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly (right) records a standup with producer Becky Sullivan at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang ahead of a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. David Guttenfelder for NPR hide caption

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A woman holds up a Nicaraguan newspaper that published images of some of the people who have died in recent protests there, interrupting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega at the opening of a dialogue between the government and opposition and civic groups in Managua, on May 16. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Nicaragua's Embattled Government Tries To Silence Independent Media

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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga holds up a Bible as he swears himself in as the "people's president" on Tuesday in Nairobi. Authorities shut the top three independent TV channels ahead of the event. They remain closed. Patrick Meinhardt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Government Ignores Court Order, Kenya's Media Blackout Continues

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College students protest to defend press freedom in Manila on Wednesday, after the government cracked down on Rappler, an independent online news site. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan policemen stand guard near an entrance gate at the Shamshad TV Network after gunmen who were reportedly disguised as policemen stormed the media outlet in Kabul on Tuesday. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks to garment workers during a visit to a factory outside Phnom Penh on Aug. 30. His government has slapped the English-language Cambodia Daily with a $6.3 million tax bill and ordered it to pay by Sept. 4. If it doesn't, Hun Sen said, it should "pack up and go." Heng Sinith/AP hide caption

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Former New York Times journalist Judith Miller along with her legal team including Robert Bennett, right, leaves U.S. District Court in Washington in 2007. Miller was jailed for nearly three months after refusing to testify in a CIA leak investigation. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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President Trump, shown here in an ad for a Chinese magazine in Shanghai, continues to attack the integrity of reporters who challenge him — even as he keeps making false claims. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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