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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Jailed newspaper distributor beaten in custody, father says
Prison guards are beating and otherwise mistreating Salih Elitaş--a distributor of the pro-Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat jailed since March pending trial on terrorism charges--his father, Ramazan Elitaş, said in remarks reported by the daily newspaper Evrensel. Ramazan Elitaş told the newspaper his son and other prisoners are frequently beaten and are not allowed to get medical assistance afterward.
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The Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations and UNESCO
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SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS AND ENDING IMPUNITY IN CONFLICT SITUATIONS
THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2016
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