2019

  
Protesters wave national flags as they gather for a demonstration against the government and the ruling class in Algiers on November 29, 2019. Algerians are due to vote in a presidential election on December 12. (AFP/Ryad Kramdi)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering unrest and elections in Algeria

Protests are taking place across Algeria ahead of a presidential election that is scheduled to take place on December 12, according to reports. The December vote comes after the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who stepped down from power after 20 years of rule amid widespread protests at the start of the year, according to…

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An inmate is seen in a prison in Porto Velho, Rondônia state, Brazil, on August 28, 2015. A Rondônia court recently sentenced two journalists to suspended jail terms for defamation. (Reuters/Nacho Doce)

Brazilian electoral court sentences 2 journalists to suspended jail time for defamation

On November 21, 2019, Brazilian regional news website Planeta Folha published a report uncovering a previously unreported criminal defamation lawsuit against journalists Donizete Bernardo dos Santos and Josias Brito da Silva.

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CPJ Insider, December: A record-breaking IPFA and a meeting with VP Pence

Support press freedom on #GivingTuesday This #GivingTuesday, on December 3, we’re asking for your help. We all have a stake in ensuring that press freedom is defended all over the world. Join our fight and make a gift today in support of CPJ. Every $1 we raise will be matched by the Central Valley Foundation,…

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CPJ launches 2019 #FreeThePress campaign

Instagram campaign to focus on jailed journalists in Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Eritrea, Vietnam, and elsewhere New York, December 2, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual #FreeThePress campaign to raise awareness of jailed journalists globally. The campaign will highlight the plight of several journalists via CPJ’s Instagram account.

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