A police officer is seen in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 26, 2019. Police recently arrested journalist Pham Chi Dung on anti-state charges. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Journalist Pham Chi Dung detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam

Bangkok, November 22, 2019 — Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Pham Chi Dung and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ gala recognizes courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom

The 2019 International Press Freedom Awards go to Brazilian reporter, Indian freelancer, Nicaraguan broadcast journalists, and Tanzanian champion of online freedom of expression New York, November 22, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists and press freedom supporters from around the world celebrated journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania last night at the 29th annual International…

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Israeli police are seen in Jerusalem's Old City on May 31, 2019. Israeli police recently raided the offices of Palestine TV and a local production company in Jerusalem. (AP/Mahmoud Illean)

Israeli forces raid Palestine TV and production company, order 6-month closure

Beirut, November 21, 2019 — Israeli authorities should allow Palestine TV and the Al-Arz Media Services Company to reopen their offices and resume their work, and cease conducting raids of media organizations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Smoke rises during a protest in Isfahan, Iran, on November 16, 2019. Iranian authorities have cut internet access nationwide amid the protests. (AP Photo)

Iranian government cuts internet access nationwide amid protests

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2019 — Iranian authorities should immediately restore internet access throughout the country and allow information to flow freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A demonstrator distributes a newspaper in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 17, 2019. A journalist was recently abducted and a broadcaster's office attacked amid the demonstrations. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)

Journalist temporarily abducted, TV office attacked amid protests in Iraq

Beirut, November 20, 2019 — Iraqi authorities should conduct swift and transparent investigations into the temporary abduction of journalist Mohammad Qahtan al-Shamari and the attack on the Al-Arabi TV offices in Baghdad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Telangana police have accused Nellutla Venugopal, editor of Telugu monthly Veekshanam, of being part of a Maoist conspiracy against the state. (Image via Venugopal)

Indian police accuse journalist Nellutla Venugopal of being part of a Maoist conspiracy

New Delhi, November 20, 2019 — Police in India’s Telangana state should immediately drop their allegations against journalist Nellutla Venugopal and stop harassing journalists for their political leanings, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen near Lagos, Nigeria, on September 3, 2019. Journalists in Kogi and Bayelsa states reported being harassed and threatened during recent elections. (Reuters/Temilade Adelaja)

Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened while covering Bayelsa and Kogi state elections

Abuja, November 19, 2019 — Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the harassment of journalists working to cover the November 16 gubernatorial and federal assembly elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today

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People take part in a parade to mark the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway region of Somaliland in the capital Hargeisa on May 18, 2015. On November 18, 2019, Somaliland police shut down a TV station and arrested its editor. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

Somaliland police shut down Horn Cable TV, arrest its editor

Nairobi, November 19, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to immediately allow the privately owned Horn Cable TV to operate freely and to unconditionally release its chief editor, Abdiqaadir Saleban Aseyr, also known as Coday.

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Freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, left, is seen with his attorney, Thomas Burke, at a panel event held by the Society of Professional Journalists in San Francisco on August 13, 2019. Police raided Carmody's home and office in May while investigating the leak of a report on the death of a San Francisco public defender. (AP/Juliet Williams)

Carmody case shows grave police overreach, say lawyers

Bryan Carmody, a breaking news stringer who frequently worked the police beat in San Francisco, woke on May 10 to the sound of a sledgehammer at the metal gate securing his front door. Law enforcement agents investigating the leak of internal police documents were attempting to discover his source, CPJ reported at the time.

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CPJ raises press freedom concerns in meeting with U.S. Vice President Pence

Washington, D.C., November 18, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists met today at the White House with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, along with the 2019 International Press Freedom Award recipients, to raise concerns about threats to press freedom around the globe.

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