April 2015

CPJ calls on European Olympic Committees to engage with Azerbaijan on press freedom

April 30, 2015 9:31 AM ET

Dear President Patrick Hickey: I am writing on behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, to call your attention to the dismal climate for press freedom in Azerbaijan, which is scheduled to host the first-ever European Games on June 12.

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Burundian authorities crack down on press ahead of elections

April 29, 2015 2:46 PM ET

Nairobi, April 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of journalists and news outlets in Burundi and calls on authorities to allow them to cover protests ahead of scheduled elections in May and June. Police cut the transmission of at least three radio stations, and telecommunications companies...

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In Crimea, press freedom deteriorates at a rapid pace

April 29, 2015 1:25 PM ET

Dear President Vladimir Putin: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Crimea.

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Authorities shut TV news station in Thailand

April 29, 2015 10:53 AM ET

Bangkok, April 29, 2015--Thai authorities on Monday revoked the operating license of Peace TV, a news station aligned with the elected government ousted in last year's military coup, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the move and calls for Thai authorities to stop harassing and censoring...

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Reporter who broke LuxLeaks story faces charges in Luxembourg

April 27, 2015 5:11 PM ET

The French journalist who helped break the LuxLeaks scandal, which exposed a large-scale, state-blessed system of tax avoidance in placid Luxembourg late last year, was indicted on April 23. A statement from the Luxembourg prosecutor's office accused Edouard Perrin of "being the co-author, if not an accomplice, in the...

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Jordan jails journalist for criticizing Saudi campaign in Yemen

April 27, 2015 3:13 PM ET

A Jordanian journalist was arrested on April 23, 2015, after publishing an article the week before that criticized Operation Decisive Storm, the bombing campaign by a Saudi-led coalition including Jordan against Houthi forces in Yemen....

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Attacks on the Press

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Highly publicized murders of journalists heighten awareness of the grave dangers that reporters and photographers face around the world. Less widely known are the myriad other risks to journalists, including imprisonment, cyberattacks, harassment, frivolous lawsuits, and censorship. These threats exist to varying degrees in war zones, politically volatile regions, and...

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Foreword

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In Pakistan, an unknown gunman shoots a news anchor multiple times. No one is arrested for the crime, though arrest warrants are issued against the journalist--for his reporting....

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Going it alone: More freelancers means less support, greater danger

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Matthieu Aikins probably wouldn't saunter into Afghanistan again in the way he did six years ago....

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Covering war for the first time--in Syria

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

The small room in the back of the Monsours' house was set up for two people: two desks, two nightstands, and two beds. The beds had matching sheets and pillowcases adorned with Superman cartoon characters....

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The rules of conflict reporting are changing

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

On the icy-cold morning of February 22, 2012, Marie Colvin, a 58-year-old Irish-American reporter, was killed by the blast of a rocket in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, Syria....

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Broadcasting murder: Militants use media for deadly purpose

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

News of the August 19, 2014, murder of journalist James Foley broke not in the media but instead on Twitter. News organizations faced the agonizing questions of how to report on the killing and what portions of the video to show. If a group or individual commits an act...

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Lack of media coverage compounds violence in Libya

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Near the end of August 2014, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes against what were characterized as Islamist-allied militias fighting near Tripoli, Libya. Or maybe they didn't. The New York Times broke the story on August 25, 2014; Egypt denied it, the UAE didn't comment, and U.S....

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Reporting with bodyguards on the Paraguayan border

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Like a riveting lede to one of his stories on cocaine smugglers and crime bosses, Paraguayan journalist Cándido Figueredo makes a dramatic first impression....

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Between conflict and stability: Journalists in Pakistan and Mexico cope with everyday threats

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

By Daniel DeFraia The Pakistani journalist knew the risk, but he wrote the story about the militants anyway. Years earlier he had been shot, after reporting on another taboo subject, but for him the freelance work was thrilling, even after he had to marry his girlfriend in secret and flee...

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Conflating terrorism and journalism in Ethiopia

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

At the Lideta courthouse in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, stands a statue of a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales in her outstretched hand--a universal symbol of justice, here cast in metal of pinkish gold and wearing thick braids in her hair....

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We completely agree: Egyptian media in the era of President el-Sisi

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

If there were any doubt about who the presidential frontrunner would be in Egypt's May 2014 elections, the Egyptian media made sure to strongly suggest that then-Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was the only choice....

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Finding new ways to censor journalists in Turkey

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

The flood was foretold, and seemed inevitable. Even I, with my limited resources as a journalist and media monitor, raised the alarm years ago....

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Treating the Internet as the enemy in the Middle East

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

The snow and freezing temperatures that struck Saudi Arabia unexpectedly in December 2013 were newsworthy in a desert kingdom better known for its extreme heat. But the fact that the ensuing power outages at a regional prison left prisoners without power or heat for nearly a week was apparently...

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Overzealous British media prompt overzealous backlash

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In 2010, Andrew Norfolk was driving to an appointment when he heard a radio news report about a gang of men who had been convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of a teenager....

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Outdated secrecy laws stifle the press in South Africa

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Nelson Mandela regularly harangued the media once he'd been freed after 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa's apartheid government. He would call individual journalists when he liked or disliked something they had written or when he wanted to advance a political lobby....

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Amid Ebola outbreak, West African governments try to isolate media

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

On the first Saturday of November 2014, when media owner and broadcaster David Tam Baryoh switched on the mic for his weekly "Monologue" show on independent Citizen FM in Freetown, Sierra Leone, he had no idea that criticizing the government's handling of Ebola would mean 11 days in jail....

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For clues to censorship in Hong Kong, look to Singapore, not Beijing

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

When journalists covering pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014, got word that protesters were having problems with cell phone service, it appeared to be a familiar response from governments across the world to dissent....

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Surveillance forces journalists to think and act like spies

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Once upon a time, a journalist never gave up a confidential source. When someone comes forward, anonymously, to inform the public, it's better to risk time incarcerated than give them up. This ethical responsibility was also a practical and professional necessity. If you promise anonymity, you're obliged to deliver....

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Two continents, two courts, two approaches to privacy

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

At 3:20 a.m. on August 24, 2014, the strongest earthquake in a quarter-century rocked the San Francisco Bay Area, causing damage widely estimated at between $300 million and $1 billion....

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Journalists grapple with increasing power of European extremists

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Athens, May 6, 2012. Journalists attending Golden Dawn's triumphal election night news conference are ordered to stand up when the group's leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, enters the room. "Rise up! Rise up! Show your respect!" barks the master of ceremonies, an agitated black-clad, bald-headed toughie. The journalists who refuse the...

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Indian businesses exert financial muscle to control press

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In the late summer of 2014, Indian freelance journalist Keya Acharya found herself embroiled in her own version of the War of the Roses. That August, Acharya was forced to respond to a nine-page legal notice demanding that she pay a staggering 1 billion rupees ($16.3 million) to a...

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The death of glasnost: How Russia's attempt at openness failed

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Before Maidan, before Tahrir Square, before the "color revolutions" that overthrew entrenched autocrats, there was the Soviet revolution of the late 1980s....

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Media wars create information vacuum in Ukraine

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

More than a year after the December 2013 mass attack against journalists at Kiev's Maidan Square, which coincided with the Ukrainian police's violent dispersal of protesters rallying against the policies of then-President Viktor Yanukovych, the press in the beleaguered nation continue the battle for survival. The biggest problem remains...

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Journalists overcome obstacles through crowdfunding and determination

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

During South Africa's Boer War, at the turn of the 20th century, a determined news organization relocated reporters, copy editors, and printing presses to the front line to ensure accurate reporting. In the Warsaw Ghetto, during World War II, a literal underground press, established to counter Nazi propaganda, required...

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Libyan journalist shot dead in Benghazi TV office

April 23, 2015 5:55 PM ET

New York April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of a Libyan television journalist in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday. Muftah al-Qatrani, 33, was shot dead in his office at Al-Anwar, the privately owned television production company he was director of, according to news reports....

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Five-day ban for Al-Jazeera in India, one year after map error

April 23, 2015 4:48 PM ET

On Wednesday, Al-Jazeera was forced off the air in India after the government demanded the Qatar-based news broadcaster be suspended for five days for broadcasting images of maps between 2013 and 2014 that did not display Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as separate territory....

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CPJ condemns murder of Congolese journalist in Equateur province

April 23, 2015 2:52 PM ET

New York, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Soleil Balanga, a journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and calls on Congolese authorities to ensure that they conduct a thorough investigation and that the perpetrator is brought to justice....

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One year after arrest Zone 9 bloggers remain imprisoned as trial drags on

April 23, 2015 10:29 AM ET

It will be one year this weekend since six bloggers were arrested in Addis Ababa, just days after the group announced on Facebook that their Zone 9 blog would resume publishing after seven months of inactivity. As the anniversary of the arrests approaches on Saturday, Soleyana S. Gebremichale, one of...

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Mastermind convicted in 2009 murder of Nepali journalist Uma Singh

April 23, 2015 10:19 AM ET

Kathmandu, April 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the conviction and sentencing on Wednesday of the mastermind in the 2009 murder of journalist Uma Singh. A court in the district of Dhanusha convicted Umesh Yadav of ordering Singh's murder and sentenced him to life in prison, according to local...

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CPJ condemns harassment of journalists in Brazil

April 22, 2015 4:16 PM ET

São Paulo, April 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of journalists reporting on corruption in the Brazilian state of Paraná and calls on authorities to ensure their safety. A Brazilian journalist has gone into hiding after receiving death threats, while at least four others from a daily...

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China's Great Cannon: New weapon to suppress free speech online

April 21, 2015 6:12 PM ET

China, rated as the eighth most censored country in the world, in a report released by CPJ today, has long had a strong line of defense against free speech online. Its Golden Shield Project, launched by the Ministry of Public Security in 1998, relies on a combination of technology...

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Journalist, media workers killed in air strike in Yemen

April 21, 2015 3:13 PM ET

New York, April 21, 2015--A TV journalist and three staff members of the satellite TV station Yemen Today were killed in an air strike in Sana'a on Monday, while at least 10 staff members were injured, according to news reports and the station. The air strike was one of many...

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International coalition calls on European Court to prioritize Azerbaijani press cases

April 21, 2015 1:53 PM ET

Azerbaijan, one of the 10 Most Censored Countries in the world, according to new research by the Committee to Protect Journalists, is to host the first-ever European Games this June. As Baku prepares to bask in the spotlight by hosting an international mega-event yet again, eight of the country's independent...

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10 Most Censored Countries

April 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET

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Kenyan police assault journalists investigating corruption

April 20, 2015 4:06 PM ET

Nairobi, April, 20, 2015--Two journalists were beaten by officers from Kenya's paramilitary police wing, the General Service Unit (GSU), at a cattle ranch in southeastern Kenya on April 18, according to news reports. Nehemiah Okwembah, from the privately owned daily Nation, and Reuben Ogachi, a cameraman for the privately owned...

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CPJ condemns Iran's espionage charges against Jason Rezaian

April 20, 2015 12:53 PM ET

New York, April 20, 2015--CPJ is alarmed by reports of official charges levied against Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian. The charges included espionage, "collaborating with hostile governments," "propaganda against the establishment," and allegations that he gathered information "about internal and foreign policy," the Post reported today. His case...

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CPJ to Mexican president: case of jailed journalist violates free expression

April 20, 2015 12:24 PM ET

Dear President Peña Nieto: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its concern at the continued detention of an independent journalist and Mayan activist in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Pedro Celestino Canché Herrera has been imprisoned since August 30, 2014, when he was arrested by state security forces and charged with sabotage.

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Mission Journal: Challenges for India's press increase as Modi marks first year in office

April 20, 2015 11:22 AM ET

"Modi has tightened the screws on information." This statement from Bangalore-based journalist Subir Ghosh underscores a common challenge repeated to me by several of India's journalists, who say the space for criticism is shrinking under Narendra Modi's rule. Since a landslide victory made him leader of the world's largest...

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Jailed journalist Gao Yu saw what was coming. So should the IOC

April 17, 2015 5:08 PM ET

Gao Yu was right, I was wrong. Gao, who was handed a seven-year prison sentence in a Beijing court on Friday, and I met at a conference organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers in Paris in April 2008, a few months before the Beijing Olympic...

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Mission Journal: Fewer arrests but fear still lingers for Somaliland's press

April 17, 2015 4:18 PM ET

Conditions for the press in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland may, on the surface, appear to be improving. But without a functioning media law to lend protection, and pending legislative elections, journalists remain wary of state harassment....

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TV journalist wounded in eastern Ukraine

April 17, 2015 11:54 AM ET

On April 14, 2015, in Shyrokyne, a village in eastern Ukraine, local journalist Andrei Lunyov was wounded after accidentally triggering a trip wire that led to an explosion, regional and international press reported....

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CPJ requests information about alleged detention of two journalists in Egypt

April 17, 2015 10:35 AM ET

New York, April 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists wrote to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice on Thursday requesting information about two journalists who were allegedly arrested on Tuesday while attempting to cover the bombing of two electrical pylons that transmit power to the Media Production City in Cairo....

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Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to seven years

April 17, 2015 9:36 AM ET

New York, April 17, 2015--A Beijing court today convicted Chinese journalist Gao Yu of leaking state secrets and handed her a seven-year sentence, according to news reports. Gao, a freelance journalist, has written about Chinese politics, the economy, and social trends for Chinese media in Hong Kong and overseas. She...

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Journalists assaulted, chased covering protest in Nigeria

April 16, 2015 5:01 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, April 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attacks on journalists covering a government workers' strike in Nigeria and calls on Nigerian authorities to ensure police launch a thorough and efficient investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice....

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Cyberattacks rattle French, Belgian media outlets

April 16, 2015 2:50 PM ET

The headquarters of Le Soir in the center of Brussels, two blocks away from the Parliament, look serene in the spring sunshine. No sign of violence scars the glass and stone facade. But the leading Belgian francophone daily, the flagship of the Rossel media group, has suffered a concussion....

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Glitz of Formula One must not divert attention from Bahrain's jailed journalists

April 16, 2015 1:59 PM ET

When the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosted Formula One for the first time in 2004, it was nearly a false start for the $150 million facility. Drivers told the BBC they feared desert sand would damage their racecars. So track employees began a perpetual fight against nature, even spraying...

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Pro-Russia journalist shot dead in Ukraine

April 16, 2015 12:46 PM ET

New York, April 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ukrainian authorities to identify the motive in the murder of Oles Buzina, former editor of the independent news website Segodnya, in Kiev early today. Buzina was gunned down outside of his home by two masked men who fled the...

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Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu awaits her fate

April 15, 2015 12:46 PM ET

A verdict is expected Friday in the case of veteran journalist and staunch government critic Gao Yu. The 71-year-old freelance journalist, who writes about politics, the economy, and social trends for Chinese media in Hong Kong and overseas, was tried in November for disclosing state secrets....

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One year later: Hamid Mir on the attempt to kill him and what came next

April 15, 2015 10:52 AM ET

Hamid Mir and I last saw each other in Islamabad in late January at a meeting of the Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety. Mir, a senior anchor for Geo News, seemed as if he was on the road to recovery, but he was obviously still in pain from injuries...

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Somali journalist shot by gunmen in Mogadishu

April 14, 2015 5:01 PM ET

Nairobi, April 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting attack on a Somali photographer in Mogadishu and calls on authorities to thoroughly investigate the case and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice. Farhan Suleiman Dahir works for the state-run Radio Mogadishu, whose journalists have been targeted several...

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In Iraq, Islamic State exacts heavy toll on journalists and their families

April 13, 2015 3:41 PM ET

The militant group Islamic State swept through Iraq last summer, taking over city after city and leaving a wave of destruction of a scale only just being discovered. Even now it is difficult to understand how much damage was inflicted, including on the Iraqi journalist community, where rumors of...

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Iraq should investigate death threats against Reuters Baghdad bureau chief

April 13, 2015 2:42 PM ET

Beirut, April 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to investigate death threats against Reuters' bureau chief in Baghdad and ensure that journalists are able to work in Iraq without fear of reprisal. Ned Parker was forced to flee Iraq following death threats, Reuters reported on...

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Malaysia extends sedition law to allow online censorship

April 13, 2015 10:32 AM ET

Bangkok, April 13, 2015--Malaysia's parliament on Friday approved amendments to the country's sedition law, giving the government broad new powers to censor online media, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legislative amendments and calls on the government to stop using the law to threaten and...

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Egypt sentences three journalists to life in prison

April 11, 2015 8:15 AM ET

New York, April 11, 2015--A court in Cairo sentenced three Egyptian journalists to life in prison today, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentences and calls on authorities to stop persecuting the news media....

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Egyptian journalist Shawkan on his 600 days in prison

April 10, 2015 3:13 PM ET

"Photography is not just a hobby for me. It is an actual way of life. It's not just how you hold a camera and snap a picture. It's the way that you see life and everything around you."...

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In Venezuela, Tal Cual under pressure but not defeated

April 9, 2015 5:13 PM ET

Tal Cual, one of the few remaining Venezuelan newspapers critical of the government, is so shorthanded there's often no receptionist on hand to let people in. Visitors must bang on the front door until someone in the newsroom notices. That can take a while because there are hardly any...

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Journalist faces charges after publishing report critical of Sri Lankan police

April 9, 2015 3:01 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2015--A freelance journalist for a Tamil-language daily in Sri Lanka has been charged in connection with a story he wrote that criticized the police, according to news reports and the paper's editor, who spoke to the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Norwegian freelance journalist held in Yemen

April 9, 2015 1:27 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of Raymond Lidal, a Norwegian freelance journalist who has been detained in Yemen for nearly two weeks, according to his friend and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lidal's case was not publicly reported until Wednesday...

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David Laventhol: Dedicated and generous press freedom advocate

April 9, 2015 12:48 PM ET

David Laventhol, the former publisher of Newsday and the Los Angeles Times passed away on Wednesday, aged 81. Dave served as chairman of CPJ from 2002 to 2005, using his low-key approach and savvy news sense to help guide the organization's response to the unprecedented turmoil of the Iraq War....

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French-language global TV network TV5Monde hacked

April 9, 2015 10:55 AM ET

New York, April 9, 2015--The French-language global TV network TV5Monde was disrupted for three hours on Wednesday night by hackers claiming to belong to the militant group Islamic State, according to news reports. The hackers seized control of 11 channels as well as the network's website and social media accounts,...

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In Zimbabwe, business news agency's offices raided

April 9, 2015 8:56 AM ET

The telecommunications company Econet Wireless and its affiliated bank, Steward Bank, obtained a court order on March 16, 2015, that compelled the Source, an independent online business news agency, to withdraw two of its stories and allowed police and technology experts to search the premises, news reports said....

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In Turkey, photographer denied entry and freelance journalist goes on trial

April 8, 2015 5:53 PM ET

Istanbul, April 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to improve conditions for international reporters after news reports said German freelance photographer Andy Spyra, who flew to Istanbul to cover the anniversary of the Armenian massacre, was denied entry to the country. Separately, the trial of...

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Russian blogger beaten and warned to leave Dagestan

April 8, 2015 5:26 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2015--A Russian blogger is under police guard in hospital after being abducted and attacked by at least three masked men in Derbent, in the southern republic of Dagestan, on Sunday, according to news reports citing his account. Vyacheslav Starodubets was forced into a car and taken...

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When it comes to Great Firewall attacks, HTTPS is greatest defense

April 8, 2015 2:03 PM ET

The power of HTTPS to protect has been brought into sharp focus by a series of attacks against software collaboration site GitHub. These attacks consistently failed because of the site's universal use of HTTPS. Most recently, GitHub reported a blistering series of distributed denial of service attacks in March,...

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Authorities arrest Shabelle Media Network journalists, close station again

April 7, 2015 4:39 PM ET

Nairobi, April 7, 2015--Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency raided the Shabelle Media Network offices on April 3, arrested staff and shuttered the privately owned stations Radio Shabelle and Sky FM, according to local journalists. The raid came after the network aired a clip of the militant group Al-Shabab claiming...

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Morocco jails press freedom advocate Hicham Mansouri

April 7, 2015 4:21 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentencing of Moroccan press freedom advocate Hicham Mansouri, who was handed a 10-month prison term and $4,057 fine over adultery charges by Rabat's Court of First Instance on March 30, according to local and international news reports....

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Malaysia charges cartoonist with nine counts of sedition for critical tweets

April 3, 2015 10:56 AM ET

Bangkok, April 3, 2015--Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, was charged in court today with nine counts of sedition for critical tweets he wrote in February about a politically sensitive court decision, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Malaysian authorities to drop...

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UPDATE: Google, Mozilla revoke authority of CNNIC after breach of trust

April 2, 2015 1:23 PM ET

San Francisco, April 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Google's plan to revoke the authority of root certificates belonging to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) following CNNIC's major breach of the trust placed in them to underpin global Internet security. Mozilla also said it will not trust any...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, March 2015

April 1, 2015 3:59 PM ET

Press Uncuffed: Free the Press On March 26, CPJ partnered with students at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism and Knight chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest to launch the Press Uncuffed: Free the Press campaign at the Newseum in Washington. The campaign aimed...

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CPJ concerned by arrest of Bangladeshi journalist and his treatment in custody

April 1, 2015 2:35 PM ET

New York, April 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on Bangladeshi authorities to release a detained journalist and probe allegations that he was mistreated in custody. Mizanur Rahman has been in jail since March 17, according to news reports and Rahman's coworker....

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Evolution of Pakistan's proposed cybercrime law

April 1, 2015 2:30 PM ET

A pointer to our colleagues at Bolo Bhi, Pakistan's independent Internet freedom and electronic privacy watchdog (it's involved in gender issues too). The watchdog has been tracking the evolution of Pakistan's attempts at cybercrime legislation since 2007....

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