May 2020

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Myanmar news editor sentenced to 2 years in jail over COVID-19 report

May 22, 2020 11:45 AM ET

Bangkok, May 22, 2020 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately release jailed news editor Zaw Ye Htet and stop using vague and abusive laws against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ethiopian police ignore court orders to free journalists held since March

May 22, 2020 11:08 AM ET

Nairobi, May 22, 2020 -- Ethiopian police should immediately and unconditionally free journalists Dessu Dulla and Wako Nole and media worker Ismael Abdulrzaq, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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#KeepItOn, Burundi!

May 22, 2020 10:00 AM ET

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Nepali reporters detained, threatened while reporting on COVID-19 pandemic

May 21, 2020 5:36 PM ET

Police in districts around Nepal briefly detained at least four journalists in relation to coverage of the coronavirus pandemic since the government introduced containment measures on March 23, 2020, while at least six others reported being threatened or attacked by a range of actors seeking to suppress allegations of...

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Rwandan journalist, media worker detained since mid-April

May 21, 2020 4:20 PM ET

Nairobi, May 21, 2020 -- Rwandan authorities should unconditionally release journalist Dieudonné Niyonsenga and media worker Fidèle Komezusenge, and ensure the members of press can work without interference during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Digital Safety: Protecting against targeted online attacks

Journalists reporting on misinformation, conspiracy theories, and/or false news are frequently left vulnerable to online attacks by those who originate or support these views, as well as by people with strong political leanings. People supporting the spread of this type of information online may organize coordinated attacks with the...

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NY Times reporter Davey Alba on covering COVID-19 conspiracy theories, facing online harassment

May 21, 2020 12:42 PM ET

Over the course of Davey Alba’s career as a tech reporter, her beat has transformed from covering the latest gadgets and phones to investigating the creeping influence and massive power wielded by tech companies over peoples’ everyday lives. As the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe, Alba, who...

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Bulgarian investigative journalist arrested for drug possession days after filing information request

May 21, 2020 11:45 AM ET

Berlin, May 21, 2020 -- Bulgarian authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalist Dimiter Petzov and let him work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Puerto Rico authorities subpoena Facebook for information from student media outlets

May 21, 2020 11:00 AM ET

On September 27, 2019, Denis Márquez, a member of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives, told the staff of Pulso Estudiantil, a student-run newspaper based at the University of Puerto Rico, that the island’s Justice Department had acquired information from the paper’s Facebook account, as well as from Diálogo UPR...

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Palestinian police assault and arrest journalist Anas Hawari

May 21, 2020 10:40 AM ET

On May 15, 2020, Palestinian police officers manning a checkpoint in the West Bank town of Anabta pulled over, assaulted, and arrested Anas Hawari, a reporter for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network, according to a report by his employer, a Facebook post by his lawyer, Mohannad Karajeh, and a...

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Burundi blocks social media access during presidential elections

May 20, 2020 2:20 PM ET

Nairobi, May 20, 2020 -- In response to Burundian authorities’ blocking of social media networks during today’s presidential elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Iranian journalist Nejat Bahrami begins 1-year jail term

May 20, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 20, 2020 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release journalist Nejat Bahrami from prison and cease arbitrarily jailing members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins call condemning threats against journalists in Northern Ireland

May 20, 2020 1:25 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 20 free expression groups, activist organizations, and journalists in a joint statement condemning recent threats against journalists working for the Sunday Life and Sunday World newspapers in Northern Ireland....

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CPJ joins call for reform of EU defamation law

May 20, 2020 1:20 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 25 other press freedom organizations today in sending a joint letter to the European Commission calling for reforms to European Union law on defamation....

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Algerian media websites newly censored after “false news” ban

May 20, 2020 10:30 AM ET

Three additional local news websites have been blocked on Algerian networks since April 22, 2020, bringing the number of outlets affected in April and May to at least six, according to online statements by the websites affected. The intervention came in the wake of a new law against “false...

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Mexican newspaper owner Jorge Armenta shot and killed in Sonora

May 19, 2020 4:21 PM ET

Mexico City, May 19, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Benin appeals court shortens journalist Ignace Sossou’s jail term

May 19, 2020 1:45 PM ET

New York, May 19, 2020 -- In response to today’s decision by a Beninese appeals court to shorten journalist Ignace Sossou’s sentence to six months’ imprisonment and a six-month suspended sentence, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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CPJ joins call urging Burundi to maintain internet access during elections

May 19, 2020 12:10 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday joined 30 other rights organizations in a joint letter urging the government of Burundi to ensure that the internet remains accessible before, during, and after the presidential elections scheduled for tomorrow....

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Protesters storm Baghdad office of Saudi broadcaster MBC

May 19, 2020 11:00 AM ET

New York, May 19, 2020 -- Iraq authorities should conduct a transparent and speedy investigation into the ransacking of the Baghdad office of the Saudi broadcaster MBC and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian journalist detained by security forces, interrogated over sources

May 19, 2020 10:35 AM ET

Abuja, May 19, 2020 -- Nigerian authorities should cease their intimidation of journalist Saint Mienpamo Onitsha and ensure that security forces permit the press to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian journalist Leonardo Pinheiro shot and killed in Araruama

May 19, 2020 10:15 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, May 19, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Leonardo Pinheiro, determine if it was related to his reporting, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cambodian journalist Sok Oudom detained on incitement charges

May 19, 2020 9:50 AM ET

Bangkok, May 19, 2020 – Cambodian authorities must immediately release journalist Sok Oudom from custody, drop any charges against him, and restore his news outlet’s operating license, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Security forces in Iraqi Kurdistan detain 8 journalists in Duhok covering protest; charge 4

May 18, 2020 4:32 PM ET

New York, May 18, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention of at least eight Kurdish Iraqi journalists covering a protest in Duhok on May 16 and called on the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan to drop all charges pending against four of them....

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Mexican newspaper Reforma receives bomb threat over López Obrador coverage

May 18, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Mexico City, May 18, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should immediately and transparently investigate a bomb threat against the Reforma newspaper and provide protective measures to guarantee the safety of its staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Zhang Zhan arrested for covering COVID-19 in Wuhan

May 18, 2020 12:45 PM ET

Taipei, May 18, 2020 -- Chinese authorities must immediately release journalist Zhang Zhan, drop any charges against her, and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus pandemic without fear of arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan tell CPJ of obstruction and opportunities covering COVID-19

May 18, 2020 11:40 AM ET

On May 10, Saman Barzinji, the health minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government, announced that the COVID-19 pandemic no longer posed a threat to the region, and that the area would gradually reopen, according to news reports....

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South African police assault, charge journalist Paul Nthoba after he photographs COVID-19 lockdown

May 18, 2020 11:15 AM ET

New York, May 18, 2020 -- Authorities in South Africa should conduct a swift investigation into the beating of journalist Paul Nthoba and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egyptian police arrest Mada Masr editor Lina Attalah outside of Tora prison

May 17, 2020 12:10 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2020— Egyptian authorities must immediately release Mada Masr editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, who was arrested outside the prison where her colleague Alaa Abdelfattah is on hunger strike protesting his detention, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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On third anniversary of his murder, Javier Valdez’s wife calls for justice in open letter

May 15, 2020 1:05 PM ET

Today, on the third anniversary of the murder of her husband, Mexican reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas, journalist Griselda Triana wrote an open letter calling for justice and describing the ordeal of her family in the wake of his killing. The letter was published in several Mexican news outlets and...

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Swazi editor flees to South Africa, wanted in false news investigation

May 15, 2020 11:00 AM ET

In the early morning of February 25, 2020, police in the Manzini region of Swaziland raided the home of Zweli Martin Dlamini, the editor of the privately owned news website Swaziland News, and arrested him, according to media reports and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app....

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Myanmar journalist Kyaw Linn attacked, threatened in Rakhine state

May 15, 2020 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, May 15, 2020 -- Myanmar authorities must conduct a swift, thorough, and impartial investigation into the assault of journalist Kyaw Linn and ensure that reporters can work in Rakhine state without fearing for their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Belarus jails 5 journalists over coverage of opposition candidate

May 15, 2020 10:25 AM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, May 15, 2020 -- Belarusian authorities should immediately release the journalists detained over their coverage of the country’s political opposition, and let the press work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kyrgyz supreme court refuses to #FreeAzimjon; U.S.-China tit-for-tat media visa war continues

May 15, 2020 10:00 AM ET

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Bolivian decree broadens criminal sanctions for disinformation on COVID-19

May 14, 2020 4:40 PM ET

Editors' Note: On May 14, after CPJ published this article, the Bolivian representative to the Organization of American States announced that the government had issued a new decree eliminating the language that CPJ objected to in Decree 4231, and two other passages that had raised freedom of expression concerns,...

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Legislation proposed by new Uruguayan president criminalizes insulting police

May 14, 2020 4:20 PM ET

Miami, May 14, 2020 -- Uruguayan lawmakers should reject a proposed regulation criminalizing insulting police, and ensure that laws do not infringe on free expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt detains journalist Haisam Mahgoub on false news, terrorism allegations

May 14, 2020 1:50 PM ET

New York, May 14, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalist Haisam Hasan Mahgoub and let him report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iranian journalist Hassan Fathi begins 1.5 year jail term over BBC interview

May 13, 2020 4:20 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 13, 2020 -- Iranian authorities should release journalist Hassan Fathi from prison and cease arbitrarily jailing members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian journalist Dhaval Patel arrested, charged with sedition

May 13, 2020 1:46 PM ET

New Delhi, May 13, 2020 -- Authorities in Gujarat must immediately release journalist Dhaval Patel and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Turkey charges 7 journalists over coverage of intelligence agent’s death

May 13, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Istanbul, May 13, 2020 – Turkish authorities must release journalists detained for their coverage of an intelligence officer and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ condemns Kyrgyz supreme court decision upholding Azimjon Askarov's life sentence

May 13, 2020 12:30 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2020 – In response to today’s decision by Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court to uphold journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov’s life sentence and deny his final appeal, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Myanmar editor in hiding, facing terrorism charges over interview

May 13, 2020 11:35 AM ET

Bangkok, May 13, 2020 – Myanmar authorities should drop the terrorism charges against editor Khaing Mrat Kyaw and stop threatening journalists covering the Arakan Army insurgent group, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Surveys seek to understand impact of COVID-19 on journalists

May 13, 2020 8:59 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has partnered with the International Center For Journalists and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University on the journalism safety and press freedom aspects of their joint Journalism and the Pandemic Project, which today launched an online survey to track the COVID-19...

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Russian court to hear appeal of Crimean journalist Nariman Memedeminov

May 13, 2020 8:30 AM ET

New York, May 13, 2020 – Russian authorities should not contest the appeal of Crimean journalist Nariman Memedeminov, ensure his safe return to Crimea, and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tajik journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov beaten by unidentified assailants

May 12, 2020 2:00 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2020 – Tajikistan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the attack on journalist Avazmad Ghurbatov and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police in Northern Ireland warn journalists of ‘imminent’ attacks by loyalist paramilitary group

May 12, 2020 9:50 AM ET

Berlin, May 12, 2020 -- Authorities in Northern Ireland must quickly and thoroughly investigate threats made against journalists covering paramilitary activity and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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First Draft’s Aimee Rinehart on fact-checking coronavirus misinformation

May 12, 2020 9:15 AM ET

While digital communication enables the public to receive critical information about the COVID-19 pandemic in real time, the same tools are enabling an “infodemic” of misinformation that “can hamper an effective public health response and create confusion and distrust,” according to the United Nations....

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Brazilian radio journalist Fábio Márcio survives shooting attempt

May 12, 2020 8:30 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, May 12, 2020 -- Brazilian authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent shooting attack against radio journalist Fábio Márcio and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzanian newspaper banned from publishing online for 6 months over COVID-19 report

May 11, 2020 1:55 PM ET

On April 16, 2020, Tanzania’s communications regulator banned the privately owned Mwananchi newspaper from publishing online for six months and fined it five million Tanzanian shillings ($2,173) for allegedly publishing false news, according to a public notice by the regulator and a report by the newspaper’s sister publication, The...

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New finance regulation threatens economic reporting in Turkey

May 11, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Istanbul, May 11, 2020 -- Turkish authorities should revise a recently passed financial regulation to ensure that it cannot be used against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong police attack and detain journalists covering protests

May 11, 2020 1:00 PM ET

Taipei, May 11, 2020 -- Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists, and should ensure their safety while covering protests in the city, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ sends letter calling on Philippine President Duterte to reopen ABS-CBN

May 11, 2020 11:36 AM ET

His Excellency Rodrigo DutertePresident of the PhilippinesMalacañang Palace CompoundJ.P. Laurel StreetSan Miguel, ManilaPhilippines Sent via email...

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U.S. imposes new visa restrictions on Chinese journalists in retaliatory measure

May 11, 2020 11:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., May 11, 2020 -- In response to new visa restrictions imposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security against Chinese nationals working as journalists in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Regional authorities in northeast Syria suspend Rudaw TV reporter’s credentials for 2 months

May 11, 2020 10:25 AM ET

New York, May 11, 2020 -- Authorities in northeastern Syria should reverse their suspension of reporter Vivian Fatah’s press credentials and allow all journalists to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong police arrest 2 reporters for alleged ‘loitering’

May 8, 2020 12:00 PM ET

On April 28, 2020, Hong Kong police arrested two Next Magazine reporters at Pik Shui Sun Tsuen, in Clear Water Bay, on allegations of loitering, according to news reports....

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Belarus cancels 2 journalists’ accreditations after covering COVID-19 deaths

May 8, 2020 10:40 AM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, May 8, 2020 – Belarusian authorities should reinstate the accreditations of journalists Aleksey Kruchinin and Sergey Panasyuk and allow them to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Leading Philippines broadcaster taken off air; Colombian military spied on dozens of journalists

May 8, 2020 10:21 AM ET

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Liberia’s journalists wary as authorities announce new press passes, threaten shutdowns

May 7, 2020 4:29 PM ET

When the coronavirus arrived in Liberia, local journalists knew what it meant to report on a deadly, infectious disease; six years earlier they had donned personal protective equipment (PPE) to report on the Ebola crisis, Musa Kenneh, the Press Union of Liberia’s secretary general, told CPJ. But this time,...

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COVID-19 lockdowns pose challenges for imprisoned journalists observing Ramadan

May 7, 2020 3:30 PM ET

This year, the Islamic month of Ramadan, which started on April 24 and will continue through May 23, is particularly challenging for Muslim journalists in jail to observe safely, their family members and friends told CPJ....

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Bolivian cartoonist Abel Bellido Córdoba receives death threats

May 7, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Since April 5, 2020, multiple Facebook users have sent death threats to Bolivian cartoonist Abel Bellido Córdoba, he told CPJ in a phone interview....

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Unidentified attackers open fire on Italian journalist Mario De Michele’s home

May 7, 2020 10:20 AM ET

Berlin, May 7, 2020 -- Italian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the shooting attack at the home of journalist Mario De Michele and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hackers steal information from 2 journalists covering COVID-19 and corruption in Paraguay

May 6, 2020 3:15 PM ET

Miami, May 6, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today commended the swift actions by Paraguayan authorities to investigate the hacking of journalists Juan Clari Arias and Jorge Torres’ phones, and urged them to see the investigation to its conclusion and hold those responsible to account....

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YouTube censors independent Nicaraguan news outlets after copyright complaints from Ortega-owned media

May 6, 2020 2:03 PM ET

Miguel Mora, director of the independent Nicaraguan news outlet 100% Noticias, oversaw its move online after its television broadcast license was revoked by the government in April 2018. He and his colleagues transferred their archives onto two YouTube accounts and used them to continue documenting the government’s repressive response...

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CPJ joins letter calling on UN Human Rights Council to maintain pressure on Eritrea

May 6, 2020 1:25 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 23 other free speech and human rights organizations in a letter sent yesterday urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to extend the mandate of the special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea....

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CPJ joins letter expressing concern about Kyrgyzstan media restrictions during pandemic

May 6, 2020 1:05 PM ET

CPJ and 23 other members of IFEX, a global network of free expression organizations, sent a letter yesterday expressing concern over the press freedom implications of Kyrgyzstan’s COVID-19 state of emergency, which has been in place since March 22....

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CPJ joins letter calling on Colombia to strengthen protections for journalists

May 6, 2020 12:10 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists on May 4 joined more than 100 civil society organizations in an open letter calling on Colombia’s National Protection Unit to adopt measures to ensure the safety of journalists and other human rights defenders under increased threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Radio reporter Rex Cornelio Pepino shot and killed in the Philippines

May 6, 2020 9:40 AM ET

Bangkok, May 6, 2020 -- Philippine authorities should conduct a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of reporter Rex Cornelio Pepino, determine if the attack was related to his journalism, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Halifax Examiner’s Tim Bousquet on covering a mass shooting in a pandemic

May 6, 2020 8:57 AM ET

When news broke that a gunman had killed at least 22 people in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, the Halifax Examiner, a small independent local news website, began piecing together how the deadliest mass shooting in Canada’s history had occurred....

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CPJ sends letter calling on Puerto Rico governor to respect press freedom

May 5, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Governor Wanda Vázquez GarcedGovernor of Puerto Rico63 Calle de la FortalezaSan Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901 Sent via email...

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Mexican government threatens outlets over COVID-19 coverage

May 5, 2020 12:50 PM ET

On two occasions in April 2020, the Mexican federal Interior Secretariat issued warnings to news outlets over their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and threatened to file administrative sanctions against them....

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In Brazil, Rio’s community journalists face daily challenges informing favela residents about COVID-19

May 5, 2020 11:46 AM ET

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Gizele Martins and Raull Santiago—community journalists from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas—worked to bring accurate news and information to the local population and to give visibility to their struggles. Their organizations are among dozens of media groups founded by residents of Rio’s favelas and other...

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CPJ, 192 partner organizations urge UN Secretary General to take action to secure release of jailed journalists amid COVID-19

May 5, 2020 10:31 AM ET

The #FreeThePress campaign, made up of 193 press freedom and human rights organizations and the more than 11,337 concerned citizens who signed the petition, urges the UN secretary general to take immediate action to secure the release of journalists jailed around the world whose lives are risk due to the spread of COVID-19.

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Philippines orders ABS-CBN news network off the air

May 5, 2020 10:25 AM ET

Bangkok, May 5, 2020 -- Philippine authorities should allow the ABS-CBN network to resume broadcasting and should not let political considerations affect administrative decisions regarding media outlets’ licenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Malaysian journalist faces six years in prison over COVID-19 Facebook posts

May 5, 2020 10:15 AM ET

When Malaysian journalist Wan Noor Hayati Wan Alias criticized a government decision to allow a cruise ship with Chinese tourists to dock and disembark at the coastal city of Penang in late January, a time when China was at the epicenter of the COVID-19 global pandemic, she was criminally...

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CPJ leads call to Maltese Attorney General asking for Europol support for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

May 5, 2020 12:00 AM ET

CPJ leads a joint call to Peter Grech, the Maltese Attorney General, asking for increased Europol support in the legal proceedings of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Journalist in Rohingya refugee camp describes bracing for coronavirus without access to internet

May 4, 2020 4:55 PM ET

Ro Sawyeddollah has lived in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, since he fled Myanmar along with thousands of other ethnic Rohingya in 2017, where the U.N. found that Rohingya live under threat of genocide....

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CPJ calls on Burundi to release 4 Iwacu journalists on appeal

May 4, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Nairobi, May 4, 2020 -- In advance of an upcoming appeal hearing for four journalists at Burundian news website Iwacu, who were sentenced to 2.5 years in prison in January, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Network shutdowns restrict reporting during COVID-19 crisis

May 4, 2020 1:15 PM ET

The Global Network Initiative, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations of which CPJ is a member, issued a statement yesterday calling on governments to refrain from shutting down internet access amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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CPJ joins letters calling on US Senate to increase Magnitsky Act funding

May 4, 2020 12:00 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists recently joined 50 democracy, human rights, and anti-corruption organizations and experts in three letters urging U.S. Congressional leaders to retain and increase funding and capacity for the enforcement of the Global Magnitsky Act....

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Missing Bangladeshi journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol arrested after being found near Indian border

May 3, 2020 12:49 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2020--Police in Jessore, Bangladesh, should immediately release journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol from custody and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ, Amnesty International, Article 19 urge Cuban President Díaz-Canel to release jailed journalist Roberto Quiñones

May 2, 2020 9:30 AM ET

CPJ, Amnesty International, and Article 19's Mexico and Central America office write to Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez to call for the immediate release of jailed journalist Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces amid the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl files to uphold convictions in 2002 murder

May 2, 2020 7:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2020 -- The parents of murdered Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl today filed an appeal to the Pakistani Supreme Court to reverse the April 2 decision of the Sindh High Court that overturned convictions of four men in Pearl’s 2002 kidnapping and murder case,...

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Colombian military monitored local, international journalists, Semana reports

May 1, 2020 9:53 PM ET

New York, May 1, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at a new report alleging that Colombian military intelligence officials carried out an extensive monitoring operation targeting more than 130 individuals including more than 30 national and international journalists, and called on authorities to immediately...

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World Press Freedom Day: Imprisoned journalists’ lives at risk due to COVID-19

May 1, 2020 10:50 AM ET

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