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Turkish journalist faces 23 years in prison for insulting government officials

June 26, 2015 2:53 PM ET

Istanbul, June 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the insult charges filed against a Turkish reporter and calls on Turkish authorities to drop them immediately. The charges against Canan Coşkun, a reporter for the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, were first...

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News website convicted of defamation in Morocco

June 25, 2015 1:11 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the excessive damages imposed on Monday by a Moroccan court on a news website convicted of defamation and call on authorities to reverse the conviction on appeal....

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Egypt's imprisonment of journalists is at an all-time high

June 25, 2015 12:01 AM ET

Egyptian authorities continue to imprison critical journalists while openly pledging media freedom. Egypt has the highest number of journalists behind bars since CPJ began keeping records, most of them accused of affiliation with a banned group. A special report by...

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CPJ welcomes U.S. government's new hostage policy

June 24, 2015 12:08 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the new U.S. policy announced today which states that families of American hostages seeking to negotiate with or pay ransom to the abductors will not be threatened with criminal prosecution....

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Blogger in Singapore faces financial ruin following defamation suit

June 23, 2015 1:54 PM ET

"If we want our freedom, we have to fight for it," wrote blogger Roy Ngerng last year after he was sued for defamation by Singapore's prime minister. The case was sparked by a blog post in which Ngerng allegedly...

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Al-Jazeera journalist detained while headed to Qatar

June 21, 2015 12:33 PM ET

New York, June 21, 2015--An Al-Jazeera journalist was detained on Saturday in Berlin while headed to Qatar, according to news reports. Ahmad Mansour, a British-Egyptian TV host for the Qatar-based broadcaster, was detained in connection with an Egyptian arrest warrant...

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Turkish editor given suspended prison term for insulting Erdoğan on Twitter

June 19, 2015 2:13 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a suspended prison term given to the editor of the English-language Turkish daily Today's Zaman on Wednesday on charges of insulting then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a July 2014...

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In censored Saudi Arabia, Raif Badawi filled a journalistic void

June 17, 2015 4:34 PM ET

On the third anniversary of the arrest of liberal activist and writer Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia, his supporters all over the world are working hard to prevent what may lay ahead: the completion of a 10-year, thousand-lash sentence....

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Media freedom advocate Emin Huseynov flees Azerbaijan as Baku hosts European Games

June 13, 2015 5:20 PM ET

New York, June 13, 2015-Azerbaijani journalist Emin Huseynov was flown into exile in Switzerland on June 12, a few hours after the opening ceremony of the European Games in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, according to reports. Fearing imminent arrest during the...

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Rwandan journalist arrested in Burundi, charged with spying

June 12, 2015 3:09 PM ET

New York, June 12, 2015--A Rwandan journalist who was arrested in Burundi on Monday has been charged with espionage, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Burundian authorities to release the journalist and drop the charge...

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