June 2019

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Indian government drops advertisements from major newspaper groups in apparent retaliation for coverage

June 28, 2019 3:20 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2019 -- The Indian government has cut off advertisements to three major newspaper groups--The Times Group, ABP Group, and The Hindu--in apparent retaliation for their critical news coverage, according to news reports....

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Kashmir editor Ghulam Jeelani Qadri arrested over 1992 case

June 28, 2019 12:50 PM ET

On June 24, 2019, police in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir arrested Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, the editor of privately owned Urdu-language daily Aafaq, as part of a 27-year-old criminal complaint against him, according to news reports....

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A blow to transparency of the US government: SCOTUS imposes new limits on government records requests

June 28, 2019 8:06 AM ET

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CPJ calls for charges to be dropped against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

June 27, 2019 4:40 PM ET

New York, June 27, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Nigerian authorities to release journalist Jones Abiri and drop cybercrime, anti-sabotage, and terrorism charges against him....

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CPJ welcomes resolution demanding investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia killing

June 27, 2019 2:00 PM ET

CPJ joined other press freedom and freedom of expression organizations today in welcoming a resolution condemning the lack of progress in determining responsibility for the October 16, 2017, car bomb killing of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 23, 2019

June 27, 2019 12:15 PM ET

'Insult' trial for Free Journalists Initiative spokesperson Hakkı Boltan, a spokesperson for the Free Journalists Initiative (ÖGİ), is due to stand trial in Diyarbakır on charges of "insulting the president" and "insulting a public servant because of their duty," the news website Gazete Karınca reported. The charges are related...

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Indian journalist G. Muthuvel attacked, threatened after reporting on police officer

June 27, 2019 11:45 AM ET

New Delhi, June 27, 2019 -- Police in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu must promptly investigate and prosecute those behind the attack on journalist G. Muthuvel and protect him from further attacks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kashmir Times feels the strain of government advertising ban

June 26, 2019 5:38 PM ET

In a Q&A with CPJ, Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of Kashmir Times, talks about the impact a government advertising ban on the daily has had on the way its journalists are able to report the news....

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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group detains Syrian journalist Maan Bakour in Idlib

June 26, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Beirut, June 26, 2019 -- The militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham should immediately release Syrian journalist Maan Bakour, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Al-Tahrir newspaper threatened by insolvency as website blocked in Egypt since May

June 25, 2019 4:50 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately unblock the website of al-Tahrir newspaper and ensure that media outlets can publish online freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Soldiers block press access to Venezuelan parliament

June 25, 2019 12:55 PM ET

Since May 7, 2019, the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard has blocked journalists from accessing the National Assembly, the country's legislature, during the body's debates and activities held every Tuesday, according to news reports and local rights organizations....

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Upcoming elections could make or break Tunisia's fledgling free press

June 25, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Tunisia's progression to a freer society took center stage this month, as journalists, digital rights activists, and tech companies gathered in Tunis for RightsCon and the IFJ congress. Tunisia has secured greater press freedom than many of the Arab Spring countries, but local journalists told CPJ that with elections...

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US Supreme Court imposes new limits on government records requests

June 24, 2019 2:35 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a U.S. Supreme Court decision that restricts journalists' access to government records....

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Myanmar authorities shut down internet access in Rakhine and Chin states

June 24, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, June 24, 2019 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately restore internet access to Rakhine and Chin states and ensure that connectivity is not interrupted in the future, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ urges Tanzania lawmakers to revise proposed legislative amendments

June 21, 2019 1:25 PM ET

Nairobi, June 21, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Tanzanian lawmakers to revise a set of proposed legislative amendments, some of which would pose undue restrictions on freedom of expression....

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Press freedom situation worsening in Albania, joint mission finds

June 21, 2019 10:30 AM ET

Press freedom in Albania is deteriorating, the Committee to Protect Journalists and six other international press freedom and freedom of expression organizations said in a statement released yesterday....

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Syrian photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir killed in suspected regime missile strike

June 21, 2019 8:55 AM ET

Beirut, June 21, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Syrian photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir and urged all the parties to the ongoing Syrian conflict to guarantee the safety of civilians, including journalists....

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'Credible evidence' to probe Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi's murder, UN report finds

June 21, 2019 8:47 AM ET

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Brazilian journalist Romário Barros shot and killed in Maricá

June 20, 2019 4:35 PM ET

São Paulo, June 20, 2019 -- Authorities in the Brazilian town of Maricá, in Rio de Janeiro state, must thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Romário Barros and determine whether the attack was tied to his journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroonian journalist detained on criminal defamation and false news charges

June 20, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Abidjan, June 20, 2019 -- Cameroonian authorities should immediately release journalist Paul Chouta and drop criminal defamation and false news charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In wake of Christchurch, tech regulation in EU and Australia risks restricting journalism

June 20, 2019 4:20 PM ET

Terrorism has gone viral. The livestreaming on Facebook of the March attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that news reports said left more than 50 people dead was the latest in a string of terrorist attacks designed for the digital age. More than a dozen world leaders...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 16, 2019

June 20, 2019 4:03 PM ET

Journalist turns himself in, released the same day Yavuz Selim Demirağ, a columnist for the nationalist daily Yeni Çağ who was attacked by a group of men who beat him with baseball bats in May, was released from prison under judicial control around midnight the day he turned himself...

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Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov dies six weeks after assault

June 20, 2019 2:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019 -Ukrainian investigative reporter Vadym Komarov died today as the result of an assault on May 4, local media reported. Unidentified men beat the Cherkasy-based journalist's head with a heavy object, one day after he posted on Facebook that he planned to publish news on...

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Tech journalists troubled by Assange computer intrusion charge

June 20, 2019 1:15 PM ET

The Trump administration's decision to charge Julian Assange with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act has generated significant controversy. One legal expert described it as "crossing a "constitutional Rubicon." CPJ warned that the indictment could be the opening salvo in a broader attack on First Amendment journalistic protections....

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Security forces harass, attempt to arrest Kurdish journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan

June 20, 2019 10:00 AM ET

On June 4, 2019, security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party harassed and attempted to arrest Barzan Ali Hama, a reporter for local broadcaster Kurdistan 24, in the city of Koya, in Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Hama, who spoke with CPJ, and news reports....

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Pakistani journalist Muhammad Bilal Khan stabbed to death in Islamabad

June 19, 2019 5:00 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2019 -- Pakistani authorities should swiftly investigate the killing of journalist Muhammad Bilal Khan in Islamabad to determine the motive and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Authorities in Somaliland shut down 2 TV stations for 'threatening national security'

June 19, 2019 4:45 PM ET

Nairobi, June 19, 2019 -- Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately lift an indefinite ban on two privately owned television stations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist facing incitement charges for reporting on alleged power blackouts in central India

June 19, 2019 3:15 PM ET

New Delhi, June 19, 2019 -- Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel should immediately intervene to ensure that police drop charges against journalist Dilip Sharma and direct officials in his state to respect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police arrest, assault 2 AFP journalists in Central African Republic

June 19, 2019 2:55 PM ET

Goma, Congo, June 19, 2019 -- Authorities in the Central African Republic should investigate police who allegedly assaulted two French reporters and ensure that journalists can work freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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China refuses visa application for critical American journalist

June 19, 2019 11:12 AM ET

Taipei, June 19, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' refusal to issue a journalist visa to Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, a reporter who has covered China's influence abroad....

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US, UN must probe Saudi crown prince role in "extrajudicial killing" of Jamal Khashoggi, report says

June 19, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Paris, June 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a United Nations report calling on both the head of the U.N. and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to open criminal probes into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

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Glenn Greenwald, Intercept Brasil staff threatened after publishing corruption investigation

June 18, 2019 6:52 PM ET

São Paulo, June 18, 2019--The founder, editor, and other members of the The Intercept Brasil staff said they have received threats on email and social media following their publication of politically sensitive stories this month....

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Two journalists jailed in separate cases in Azerbaijan

June 18, 2019 3:03 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release journalists Ikram Rahimov and Polad Aslanov and drop the charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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French police detain, assault reporter Taha Bouhafs during protest

June 18, 2019 12:00 PM ET

On June 11, 2019, police officers arrested Taha Bouhafs, a reporter at French news website Là-bas Si J'y Suis, allegedly assaulted him during the arrest, confiscated his mobile phone, and detained him for 24 hours, according to reports by his employer and local news outlets....

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Two news websites inaccessible in Algeria amid protests, social media shutdowns

June 17, 2019 4:06 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2019 -- Independent news websites Tout Sur l'Algérie and Algérie Part have been widely inaccessible within Algeria since June 12, according to local journalists and news reports. The apparently targeted disruption took place amid anti-government protests that have been ongoing for nearly four months, and...

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Journalists assaulted in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka states in India

June 17, 2019 12:58 PM ET

Three journalists were assaulted in two Indian states on June 11 and 12, 2019, according to news reports....

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CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to prioritize press freedom

June 17, 2019 12:49 PM ET

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon writes to Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urging him to prioritize and promote press freedom in the country.

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Ugandan editor charged with criminal libel and 'offensive communication'

June 14, 2019 4:24 PM ET

Nairobi, June 14, 2019 -- Authorities in Uganda should end the criminal proceedings against Pidson Kareire, managing editor of privately owned news website The Drone Media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong police attack journalists with batons, tear gas amid protests

June 14, 2019 3:41 PM ET

Taipei, June 14, 2019 -- Hong Kong authorities should immediately and thoroughly investigate police use of tear gas on journalists and allegations that officers hit and pushed journalists with batons during protests on June 12, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio journalist Libardo Montenegro killed in Nariño, Colombia

June 14, 2019 3:41 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 14, 2019--Colombian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of radio journalist Libardo Montenegro and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Turkey charges Bloomberg reporters with undermining the economy

June 14, 2019 2:38 PM ET

New York, June 14, 2019 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the decision by Turkey's judiciary to charge two Bloomberg reporters over their coverage of the Turkish economy....

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Editor Abdulmumin Gadzhiev detained in Russia on terrorism charges

June 14, 2019 1:44 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2019--Authorities in the Russian republic of Dagestan should immediately drop the charges against Makhachkala-based journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiev and release him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists released in Nicaragua and Russia; Mexican journalist killed, another kidnapped

June 14, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Radio Sans Fin host Pétion Rospide killed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

June 13, 2019 5:40 PM ET

Miami, June 13, 2019 -- Haitian authorities should conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of journalist Pétion Rospide and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uttar Pradesh police arrest third Nation Live journalist on accusations of 'defaming' chief minister

June 13, 2019 3:55 PM ET

New Delhi, June 13, 2019--Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should immediately intervene and instruct state police to cease arresting journalists under defamation accusations after news reports of a new arrest earlier this week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran charges Telegram news channel Gam reporters over labor coverage

June 13, 2019 3:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release three reporters for Gam (Step), a Telegram app news channel covering labor issues, and drop all charges against them and one other reporter for the channel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 9, 2019

June 13, 2019 2:19 PM ET

Journalist in jail for insulting presidentOn June 13, Yavuz Selim Demirağ, a columnist for the nationalist daily Yeni Çağ, started an 11-month and 20-day prison sentence for "insulting the president," according to his column published the same day. The column featured an update from the newspaper that said that...

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Romanian investigative journalist Diana Oncioiu receives anonymous death threat

June 13, 2019 2:04 PM ET

Berlin, June 13, 2019 -- Romanian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the death threat against investigative journalist Diana Oncioiu and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the European Games in Belarus

June 13, 2019 12:45 PM ET

The second European Games is scheduled to take place in Minsk, Belarus, from June 21 to June 30. Local and international journalists covering the Games should be aware of media regulations, the potential for data theft, and the risk of a digital security breach....

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Mexican reporter Norma Sarabia killed in Tabasco; another journalist kidnapped in Veracruz

June 12, 2019 4:45 PM ET

Mexico City, June 12, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of reporter Norma Sarabia and do everything in their power to ensure the safe recovery of journalist Marcos Miranda Cogco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Austrian politician Strache sues German newspapers over 'Ibiza video'

June 12, 2019 1:38 PM ET

Berlin, June 12, 2019 -- German authorities should reject criminal complaints filed by former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache against news outlets that published a video that led to his resignation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Algerian state broadcaster suspends two journalists amid reporters' sit-ins

June 12, 2019 10:16 AM ET

In April and May 2019, Algeria's Public Establishment of Television, the state broadcaster, suspended at least two television journalists who sought to cover protests in the country, according to journalists who spoke to CPJ and news reports....

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CPJ welcomes release of Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda

June 11, 2019 12:46 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2019---The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda Ubau, the director and news director of independent digital and cable news channel 100% Noticias; the two journalists had been imprisoned since a police raid on their Managua newsroom on...

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CPJ joins call for UN to continue scrutinizing human rights situation in Eritrea

June 11, 2019 11:15 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 29 other civil society organizations today sent a letter to members of the United Nations Human Rights Council urging them to continue to scrutinize the human rights situation in Eritrea. The letter was sent ahead of the 41st session of the Human Rights...

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Police arrest journalists for airing 'defamatory content' against Uttar Pradesh chief minister

June 9, 2019 12:55 PM ET

New Delhi, June 9, 2019 -- Authorities in Uttar Pradesh must immediately release Nation Live journalists Anuj Shukla and Ishita Singh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Liberian authorities to ensure access to internet and social media services

June 7, 2019 5:27 PM ET

Abidjan, June 7, 2019--Starting this morning, social media services including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp were disrupted throughout Liberia, according to data from the internet advocacy group NetBlocks and local journalists who spoke with the Committee to Protect Journalists. NetBlocks also reported disruptions to the Associated Press website...

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Police detain, allegedly beat Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov

June 7, 2019 1:40 PM ET

New York, June 7, 2019 -- Russian authorities should immediately drop all charges against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, release him, and investigate allegations that he was beaten in police custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police open criminal investigation into Indian journalist Vishweshwar Bhat

June 7, 2019 11:40 AM ET

On May 26, 2019, Bengaluru police opened a criminal investigation into Vishweshwar Bhat, the editor-in-chief of privately owned Kannada-language newspaper Vishwavani, after a complaint was filed against him by a member of the state's ruling Janata Dal (Secular) party, according to Indian news portal The News Minute....

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CPJ calls on Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists are respected

June 7, 2019 11:35 AM ET

CPJ thanks Yemeni Ambassador Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak for his May 2019 letter expressing concern for the welfare of journalists in areas under Houthi control, and calls on the Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists in the country are respected.

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Croatian journalist Danijel Majić assaulted, harassed in Austria

June 7, 2019 11:17 AM ET

Danijel Majić, a Croatian journalist working for German daily Frankfurter Rundschau, said he was physically and verbally assaulted by a Croatian TV presenter and members of the crowd in the Austrian city of Bleiburg on May 18, 2019, according to Majić's newspaper. A Croatian publication later published photographs of...

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Venezuela's Supreme Court orders La Patilla to pay US$5m in damages to Cabello

June 7, 2019 10:27 AM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by the Venezuelan Supreme Court, which according to news reports ordered the independent news site La Patilla to pay US$5 million damages to a former vice-president as part of a civil defamation lawsuit....

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German draft legislation would enable intelligence agencies to spy on journalists

June 7, 2019 8:30 AM ET

Berlin, June 7, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the German Ministry of the Interior to drop draft legislation that would make it easier for intelligence services to surveil journalists and their sources....

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Troubling police raids on Australian journalists

June 7, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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South African court rules Malema, EFF violated Electoral Code of Conduct in Karima Brown doxxing incident

June 6, 2019 4:00 PM ET

Johannesburg, June 6, 2019--The Johannesburg High Court ruled today that opposition politician Julius Malema and his political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, had breached the country's Electoral Code of Conduct by doxxing veteran journalist Karima Brown, according to a copy of the judgment seen by the Committee to Protect...

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Nigerian journalist Kofi Bartels says police beat him, threatened him with sexual assault

June 6, 2019 3:50 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2019 -- Nigerian authorities must investigate and hold accountable the police officers responsible for allegedly assaulting and threatening journalist Kofi Bartels, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Presidential hopeful Soro should drop complaint against Ivory Coast journalist

June 6, 2019 3:14 PM ET

Abidjan, June 6, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ivory Coast politician Guillaume Soro to withdraw a criminal complaint against Sidi Tehra, director of the privately owned weekly L'Essor Ivoirien, and champion the reform of the country's penal code to ensure that journalists are not imprisoned for...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 2, 2019

June 6, 2019 2:01 PM ET

German journalist accused of insulting president A prosecutor in Ankara has started an investigation into German journalist Süheyla Kaplan who is accused of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and terrorism propaganda, Deutsche Welle reported. Evidence cited against the journalist includes a political cartoon of the Turkey's president that she...

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Kurdish security forces detain reporter Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir in northern Syria

June 6, 2019 1:28 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2019 -- Kurdish security forces in the northern Syrian city of al-Hasakah should immediately release journalist Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hamas attorney general calls for Gaza ban of pro-Fatah weekly

June 5, 2019 3:01 PM ET

Beirut, June 5, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the attorney general in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to drop his recommendation that a court ban distribution of the pro-Fatah daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida....

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Journalists assaulted, news vehicle burned at Kenyan high school

June 5, 2019 12:45 PM ET

Nairobi, June 5, 2019 -- Kenyan authorities should thoroughly investigate the attack on a Kenya Television Network news team at a Machakos county high school and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police raid Australian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters, seize documents over Afghanistan reports

June 5, 2019 12:29 PM ET

New York, June 5, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the Australian Federal Police raid on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters in Sydney today and called on authorities to immediately return any documents or other property seized. In a statement, police said the raid was related...

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Russian video blogger Vadim Kharchenko attacked, injured in Krasnodar

June 4, 2019 5:57 PM ET

New York, June 4, 2019--Russian authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the brutal attack on video blogger Vadim Kharchenko in the southwestern city of Krasnodar and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ Insider: June edition

June 4, 2019 4:31 PM ET

In Congress, bipartisan condolences for Khashoggi fiancée and calls for action For a moment, polarized politics took a back seat. Democratic and Republican congressional leaders gathered at an evening reception and lined up to offer condolences to Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who...

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Indian journalist Pratap Patra attacked over sand mining investigation

June 4, 2019 4:20 PM ET

New Delhi, June 4, 2019 -- Indian authorities should swiftly investigate the attack on journalist Pratap Patra and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Polish court bans reporter Anna Wilk from journalism for 3 years in criminal libel suit

June 4, 2019 12:30 PM ET

Berlin, June 4, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction and sentence of journalist Anna Wilk in a criminal libel lawsuit in which she was sentenced on first instance for a fine and a three-year ban on practicing journalism....

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Australian police raid home of Sunday Telegraph journalist Annika Smethurst

June 4, 2019 11:55 AM ET

New York, June 4, 2019--Australian Federal Police today raided the Canberra home of Annika Smethurst, a politics editor for the Sunday Telegraph, and searched her property, computer, and cellphone, according to news reports. In a statement, police said the search warrant was part of an investigation into the alleged...

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CPJ joins call for UN Security Council to act on Cameroon crisis

June 3, 2019 6:30 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and eight other civil society organizations sent a letter to members of the United Nations Security Council about the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights situation in Cameroon. The letter was sent ahead of the U.N. Regional Office for Central Africa briefing to the Security...

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Revolutionary court in Iran sentences journalist Masoud Kazemi to 4.5 years in prison

June 3, 2019 3:37 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the sentencing today of Masoud Kazemi, the editor-in-chief of the monthly Sedaye Parsi political magazine. Judge Mohammad Moghiseh of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Branch 28 court found Kazemi guilty on national security charges of spreading misinformation...

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Bulgarian reporter Hristo Geshov says he was briefly abducted; news outlets attack him

June 3, 2019 10:40 AM ET

The Bulgarian freelance investigative journalist Hristo Geshov said he received threats and at least two news outlets published articles attacking him and shared explicit videos and photos of him after he reported on an allegedly illegal water supply and sewage system at the Chiflika resort complex in Troyan, central...

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Harsh conditions for Askarov, the Kyrgyz journalist UN says should be freed

June 3, 2019 10:00 AM ET

On a recent morning in Bazar-Korgon, southern Kyrgyzstan, Khadicha Askarova was giving hasty instructions to her daughter about what needed to be packed. They were about to set off: first for the capital Bishkek, some 600km from where they live, and then another 70km to a prison colony where...

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