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Egyptian authorities detain blogger Wael Abbas
Statements
Military court in Egypt sentences journalist to 10 years in jail
Statements
Lesotho Constitutional Court declares criminal defamation unconstitutional
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Saudi blogger Eman Al Nafjan detained
U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

CPJ and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, in collaboration with other press freedom groups, lead this nonpartisan website on the number of press freedom violations in the United States.

A Saudi woman gestures as she sits in a car during a driving class at a university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on March 7, 2018. Saudi security forces detained blogger Eman Al Nafjan alongside six other people associated with the women's rights movement who have campaigned for an end to the ban on women driving, according to reports. (Reuters/Faisal Al Nasser)
Saudi blogger Eman Al Nafjan detained
People bow as they pay their respects before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang on April 15, 2018. Eight South Korean journalists were denied entry visas into North Korea to cover the dismantling of a nuclear test site in North Korea, according to news reports. (AFP/Ed Jones)
Eight South Korean journalists denied entry into North Korea
Journalists work during a demonstration on May 3, 2018, to mark World Press Freedom Day in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Faisal Mahmood/Reuters)
Pakistani authorities disrupt distribution of Dawn newspaper
People attend the YouTube Fanfest in Jakarta, Indonesia, in October 2016. Google released its first YouTube-specific transparency report in May. (Reuters/Beawiharta)
Greater transparency welcome but social media sites should allow independent audits of content takedowns
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens via an interpreter as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint press conference in London on May 15, 2018. During the press conference Erdogan said that Turkey's jailed journalists are not, in fact, journalists, according to reports. (AFP/Matt Dunham)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 14, 2018
A demonstration calling for LGBT rights in Trinidad and Tobago on April 12. Journalists covering LGBTQ issues say they often face retaliation for their work. (Reuters/Andrea de Silva)
Covering LGBTQ issues brings risk of threats and retaliation for journalists and their sources
Journalists and protesters hold placards outside an Istanbul court on October 31, 2017, calling for the release of jailed colleagues, including Turkish reporter Ahmet Şık. Turkey is the worst jailer of journalists in 2017. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression
A vigil in Sliema, Malta, for Daphne Caruana Galizia, a critical blogger killed in a car bombing in October 2017. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)
Getting Away with Murder
Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent

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CPJ expresses concerns to Ethiopia's PM about lack of media freedom in the country

CPJ writes to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urging him to call for reforms that will encourage a diverse and free press in Ethiopia and uphold the public's access to information.

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