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Surveillance of journalists and court orders puts Canada's press freedom at risk

February 3, 2017 4:47 PM ET

On February 6, VICE News reporter Ben Makuch is due to appear in court to appeal an order requesting that he hand over details of his communication with a source. The hearing comes ahead of a day of action...

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Transition to Trump: Reporters must be allowed to protect their sources

January 18, 2017 1:47 PM ET

As a new presidential administration prepares to take over the U.S., CPJ examines the status of press freedom, including the challenges journalists face from surveillance, harassment, limited transparency, the questioning of libel laws, and other factors....

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CPJ urges Sessions to commit to journalist protection if confirmed as attorney general

January 11, 2017 5:31 PM ET

New York, January 11, 2016--In remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for attorney general yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions said he was unsure whether he would commit to following guidelines adopted by Attorney General Eric Holder in...

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UK's Section 40 press law would curb independent, investigative journalism

January 9, 2017 3:34 PM ET

British journalists say the future of independent and investigative journalism in the U.K. is at stake, as a deadline for public consultation on press regulation ends tomorrow. If it is implemented, Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act...

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In Angola, two journalists charged over report on corruption

December 29, 2016 4:01 PM ET

New York, December 29, 2016--Angolan authorities should immediately drop charges against two journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption website Maka Angola, and Mariano Bras, of the weekly, O Crime, were...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of December 25

December 27, 2016 11:56 AM ET

Investigative reporter arrested on propaganda charges The prominent investigative journalist Ahmet Şık was arrested yesterday on allegations of spreading terrorist propaganda. Şık, who was detained in relation to his published writings and posts on social media, was also accused...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of December 18

December 19, 2016 1:42 PM ET

Court confiscates assets of 54 journalists Istanbul's 11th Court of Penal Peace court confiscated the assets of 54 journalists, media workers, and writers, saying there was a "strong suspicion" that they were followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom...

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Transition to Trump: First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams on Trump's power over libel laws

December 15, 2016 3:12 PM ET

As a new presidential administration prepares to take over the U.S., CPJ examines the status of press freedom, including the challenges journalists face from surveillance, harassment, limited transparency, the questioning of libel laws, and other factors....

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Leaders of Egypt's Journalists Syndicate sentenced to 2 years in jail

November 19, 2016 7:52 AM ET

New York, November 19, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the conviction of three leaders of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate today on charges of harboring a fugitive. A Cairo court sentenced Yehia Qallash, the chairman of the syndicate,...

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Judge orders journalist's arrest for publishing confidential documents

November 15, 2016 5:31 PM ET

New York, November 15, 2016--An Ecuadoran judge last night approved an arrest warrant for journalist Fernando Villavicencio on charges of distributing emails sent by public officials, according to the journalist's lawyer. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities...

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