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Tunisia charges editor with complicity in terrorist attack

July 23, 2015 3:19 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2015--Tunisian authorities should drop charges against an editor accused of complicity in the June 27 terrorist attack on Sousse beach that killed at least 39 people, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Noureddine Mbarki was...

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CPJ calls on Azerbaijan to free jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova

July 23, 2015 1:09 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately release Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist who has been imprisoned since December on charges of embezzlement, tax evasion, and abuse of power, among others. Ismayilova's...

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Journalists arrested in Zambia for publishing allegedly classified documents

July 16, 2015 3:53 PM ET

New York, July 16, 2015--Zambian authorities have arrested two journalists and accused them of publishing classified documents, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrests and calls on Zambian authorities to release them immediately....

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Broken promises

July 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

Introduction On April 18, two journalists arrived near a state-owned ranch in Tana River County in southeast Kenya to investigate residents’ claims that local paramilitary police had impounded a large herd of cattle for allegedly trespassing and were demanding bribes...

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Broken promises

July 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

2. Media contend with lawsuits, restrictive bills, legal limbo Instead of passing new legislation in keeping with the new constitution’s guarantees for freedom of the press, the government has introduced a series of laws that undermine self-regulation and allow...

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Broken promises

July 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

Conclusion The late political scientist Joel D. Barkan wrote in 2013: “Kenya is the anchor of eastern Africa and the region’s geopolitical and economic hub; conditions there determine the region’s stability, security, and prosperity.” Though Kenya’s 2010 constitution sought to...

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Broken promises

July 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

Corruption, the government, and press freedom are frequent subjects for Godfrey "Gado" Mwampembwa, a political cartoonist in East and Central Africa. Gado, whose work appears in The Nation and other Kenyan and international newspapers, shares a selection of cartoons on...

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Chinese journalist released from prison

July 10, 2015 1:09 PM ET

Zhang Miao, a reporter for the German weekly Die Zeit, was released on July 9, 2015, after being imprisoned for more than nine months, according to news reports....

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CPJ concerned about trial of journalists on defamation charges in Thailand

July 10, 2015 11:34 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Prayuth: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the trial on Tuesday of two journalists who face up to seven years in prison if convicted on defamation and computer crime charges.

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Jordanian court orders arrest of journalist over terrorism reporting

July 9, 2015 4:16 PM ET

New York, July 9, 2015--A Jordanian journalist has been given 15 days in jail after being accused of breaking a recent ban on coverage of a terror plot, according to the journalist's employer and other news reports. The Committee to...

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