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Mellissa Fung

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The Trump Effect on Global Press Freedom

Published On: May 7, 2020 03:59 PM NPT By: Mellissa Fung

LONDON – I had been captive in Afghanistan for about two weeks when the government of my home country, Canada, contacted those attempting to negotiate my release. They told negotiators to get me on the phone the next day, when the United States military would be flying a drone over where they thought I was being held, in order to determine my whereabouts.