The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Egypt, El Salvador, India, and Turkey with its 2016 International Press Freedom Awards. Mahmoud "Shawkan" Abou Zeid, Óscar Martínez, Malini Subramaniam, and Can Dündar face threats, legal action, or imprisonment. CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour will be recognized for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.
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Police raid newspaper offices, detain at least 23 employees
Police in the southeastern Turkish city Diyarbakır yesterday raided the main office of the Kurdish-language daily newspaper Azadiya Welat, according to news reports. According to the independent news website Bianet, police detained at least 23 employees of the newspaper, beating many of them in the process:
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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) invite you to a panel discussion to raise awareness on the killings of journalists and the #ProtectJournalists campaign to appoint a Special Representative to the UNSG for the Safety of Journalists, endorsed by a large coalition of supporters. The event will take place on September 16, 2016 at the United Nations Correspondents (UNCA) press room in New York.
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1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
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