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Serbian journalist denied entry to United Arab Emirates

January 10, 2020 8:30 AM ET

On December 17, 2019, authorities at Abu Dhabi International Airport denied entry to Stevan Dojčinović, a Serbian national and editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, an investigative news outlet, according to Dojčinović, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app, and news reports....

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Tanzanian authorities ban online TV station, fine 2 others

January 8, 2020 12:57 PM ET

On September 27, 2019, Tanzania’s broadcasting regulator suspended the privately owned internet-based broadcaster Kwanza Online TV for six months and fined two other online stations, Watetezi TV and Ayo TV, according to statements by Kwanza Online TV and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition, a network of local nongovernmental...

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Bangladesh blocks Sweden-based news website Netra News

January 3, 2020 3:11 PM ET

Beginning on December 28, 2019, Bangladeshi authorities have blocked domestic connections to Netra News, a recently launched news website based in Sweden, according to a report by Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera and Netra News editor-in-chief Tasneem Khalil, who wrote to CPJ via email....

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Assailants attack Rave Television journalist, break camera during Nigeria protest

December 23, 2019 6:14 PM ET

On November 9, 2019, a group of people attacked Jimoh Ogirima, a journalist with the privately owned broadcaster Rave Television, in Nigeria’s southern Edo State, and damaged his camera while he filmed a protest, according to the news website Newspad, the Ghana-based press freedom organization Media Foundation for West...

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Headquarters of Chilean daily El Líder damaged in arson attack by protesters

December 20, 2019 1:15 PM ET

On November 26, 2019, at around 8 p.m., unidentified demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Chilean newspaper El Líder, in the commune of San Antonio, Valparaíso, started fires, and vandalized the newspaper’s offices, according to news reports and a statement from the National Press Association, an independent association of...

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Fullerton journalists sued for “hacking” city’s open Dropbox folder

December 20, 2019 12:55 PM ET

In a complaint filed in the California Superior Court of Orange County on October 24, 2019, the City of Fullerton, California accused a community blog and two contributors of violating anti-hacking laws for accessing confidential files city employees posted online, according to their lawyer Kelly Aviles and court documents...

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Journalist extradited from Turkey and sentenced to 10 years in Iran

December 18, 2019 11:09 AM ET

Turkish intelligence agents arrested Arash Shoa-Shargh, an Iranian journalist living in exile in Turkey, on January 5, 2018, in Van, a city near Iran’s border, a friend of the journalist, who asked not to be named to protect their safety, told CPJ on December 16, 2019....

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

December 2, 2019 1:34 PM ET

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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Assyrian journalist detained in Iraq for 13 days after reporting trip to Syria

November 13, 2019 2:54 PM ET

Kurdish Asayish security forces detained William Bnyameen Adam, an Assyrian journalist, for 13 days after the contributor to the California-based broadcaster Assyrian National Broadcasting (ANB) returned from a two-week assignment in northern Syria, the journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that security forces confiscated his equipment, beat him, and...

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Iranian court sentences 2 journalists to jail on propaganda charges

November 12, 2019 3:34 PM ET

In October 2019, the Tehran Appeals Court sentenced Pouria Alami, a political columnist and satirist with the reformist Shargh Daily, to one year in prison and Tahereh Riahi, the former social affairs editor of the government-funded Borna News Agency, to two and a half years in prison, according to...

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