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Lebanon charges journalists with defamation, false news

July 12, 2018 4:13 PM ET

Beirut's Publication Court, headed by Judge Raffoul Bustani, on July 5, 2018, convicted and fined five Lebanese journalists for offenses including criminal defamation and spreading false news, according to news reports and the regional press freedom group Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom. The court, which deals with...

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Houthis detain at least three more journalists in late June and early July

July 10, 2018 5:51 PM ET

The Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, detained at least three current and former Yemeni journalists--Iyad al-Wasmani, Abdulsalam al-Doaiss, and Abed al-Jaradi--between June 27 and July 7, 2018, according to news reports and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate....

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Syrian militia detains reporter in western Idlib

July 5, 2018 4:55 PM ET

Members of the militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on June 24, 2018, detained Syrian journalist Mohammed Fadl al-Janoudi (also known as Mohammad al-Shami), a correspondent for the pro-opposition Qasioun News Agency in western Idlib and northern Lattakia, at his home in a displaced persons camp in the town of...

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Free Syrian Army group detains 3 journalists in northern Syria

July 5, 2018 3:22 PM ET

Members of the Northern Brigade of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on June 22, 2018, detained Kaniwar Khalef and Essam al-Abbas, camerapersons for the Dubai-based news agency Arab 24, and Hassan Khalef, their camera assistant, in northeastern Syria near the village of Chath, according to the Syrian Journalists...

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Russia charges independent journalist with terrorism offenses

June 26, 2018 4:57 PM ET

Russian journalist Viktor Korb on May 16 was charged by authorities in the Russian town of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, for transcribing and publishing a 2015 speech that a Kremlin critic gave at his trial. Korb on June 26 told the Committee to Protect Journalists that he remains unable...

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Serbian government accuses journalist of false reporting abduction

June 25, 2018 6:08 PM ET

On June 15, 2018--Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić announced on June 15 that freelance journalist Stefan Cvetković was found unharmed. Local news outlets had reported, citing police and witnesses, that he went missing on the evening of June 13 in the town of Bela Crkva, some 100 kilometers east of...

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Armed attackers rob, threaten Nicaraguan reporter in his home

June 15, 2018 6:00 PM ET

Two armed men broke into the home of newspaper reporter Josué Garay in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua early on June 10, 2018, beat him and stole his phone and identification documents, the journalist told CPJ by phone. Garay told CPJ he believes the attack was an attempt to...

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HuffPost journalist and colleagues receive online threats

June 12, 2018 10:20 AM ET

At least 11 journalists at HuffPost, their families and others were harassed and threatened online in late May and early June 2018, Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief at HuffPost, told CPJ. The harassment came after the outlet published a piece written by reporter Luke O'Brien that identified the person...

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Journalist's car set on fire in Romania

June 7, 2018 2:31 PM ET

Berlin, June 5, 2018--The car of Dragoş Boţa, the editor-in-chief of local news website Pressalert, was set on fire by unknown assailants the night of June 2, 2018, in Romania's southwestern city of Timişoara, the Romanian news agency Mediafax reported. No one was injured, according to the report....

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Russian Supreme Court upholds travel ban on Norwegian journalist

June 1, 2018 4:08 PM ET

Russia's Supreme Court on May 25, 2018, upheld a December 4, 2017, decision of a Moscow city court to bar Norwegian journalist Thomas Nilsen from traveling to Russia for five years, according to media reports....

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