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CPJ condemns 7.5-year prison term for Khadija Ismayilova

September 1, 2015 8:32 AM ET

New York, September 1, 2015--The Baku Court of Serious Crimes today convicted Khadija Ismayilova, one of Azerbaijan's most prominent investigative reporters, of illegal business, tax evasion, abuse of power, and embezzlement, and sentenced her to seven and a half years...

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Chinese state TV airs footage of journalist saying he regrets writing stock market story

August 31, 2015 5:00 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of a Chinese journalist who has been held since Tuesday and accused of spreading false information. The Chinese state broadcaster on Monday aired footage of Wang Xiaolu appearing...

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In the Philippines, three journalists killed in two weeks

August 31, 2015 12:27 PM ET

Bangkok, August 31, 2015--A radio anchor was shot dead on Thursday in the Philippines, the third journalist to be killed in the country in unclear circumstances in two weeks. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Philippine authorities to thoroughly...

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CPJ condemns conviction, sentence in Egypt's retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists

August 29, 2015 7:10 AM ET

New York, August 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction of three Al-Jazeera journalists in their retrial in Egypt today. A Cairo court sentenced Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste to three years in prison each...

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CPJ calls for the release of VICE News reporters, fixer, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

August 28, 2015 3:14 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir to release British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury immediately. The journalists were on assignment with the U.S.-based global news channel...

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CPJ joins call for Syria to drop charges against press freedom activists

August 28, 2015 2:24 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 16 other human rights and press freedom organisations calling on Syrian authorities to drop charges against Mazen Darwish, the founder of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, who was released...

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In China, journalist reporting on stock market held by police

August 26, 2015 3:47 PM ET

New York, August 26, 2015--Chinese authorities should immediately release a journalist who has been held since Tuesday and accused of spreading false information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Wang Xiaolu is a reporter for the Beijing-based business magazine...

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Criminal defamation thwarts critical reporting in Ayacucho

August 26, 2015 11:37 AM ET

When Wilfredo Oscorima, the governor of the southern Peruvian state of Ayacucho, was sentenced in June to five years in prison for official misconduct, independent daily La Calle viewed the ruling as vindication for its vigorous investigations into his administration....

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In Hong Kong, Kevin Lau's resiliency reflected in new independent media

August 24, 2015 3:01 PM ET

A Hong Kong court on Friday sentenced two men to 19 years in prison for the attack on journalist Kevin Lau Chun-to. The brutal knifing, of which the mastermind has still not been identified, came at a time when...

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CPJ welcomes arrests in 2010 disappearance of Sri Lankan journalist Prageeth Eknelygoda

August 24, 2015 12:25 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2015--At least four Sri Lankan army officers were arrested on Monday and accused of involvement in the January 2010 disappearance of Prageeth Eknelygoda, a political cartoonist and columnist, according to news reports. Another army officer and...

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