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In Turkey, two journalists accused of creating terrorist propaganda with social media posts

November 18, 2015 6:17 PM ET

Istanbul, November 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrests of two reporters from pro-Kurdish news agencies on Friday. Idris Yılmaz, of Dicle News Agency, and Vildan Atmaca, of the women's news agency JİNHA, were detained in the Erciş...

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Amid wave of defamation cases, CPJ joins call for Morocco to drop charges against press

November 13, 2015 4:12 PM ET

New York, November 13, 2015--CPJ has joined Free Press Unlimited and seven other organizations in a statement of support for seven Moroccan journalists and human rights defenders who will face trial on November 19, on charges ranging from defamation...

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CPJ calls on Togo president to reject law that would impose jail terms for journalists

November 12, 2015 8:45 AM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, November 12, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the president of Togo to block a proposed article in the country's penal code that would threaten press freedom. Under the proposed law, journalists could face jail sentences and...

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In Zimbabwe, three journalists investigating elephant poisoning charged with slander

November 5, 2015 1:01 PM ET

Three journalists from Zimbabwe's state-owned weekly newspaper Sunday Mail were arrested in the capital, Harare, on November 2, 2015, after the paper published a report about more than 60 elephants being poisoned in Hwange National Park, according to news reports....

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Report highlights Turkey's troubled press freedom record

November 2, 2015 2:29 PM ET

Turkish authorities should end impunity for attacks against journalists, decriminalize insult and defamation, stop harassing critical news outlets, and release imprisoned journalists, according to "Press Freedom in Turkey's Inter-Election Period," a report published Saturday by the Vienna-based International Press Institute....

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In China, harsh penalties for 'false news' make it harder for reporters to work

October 30, 2015 5:29 PM ET

China's journalists and bloggers, already under threat of persecution, face new risks from November 1, when amendments to the country's criminal law come into effect. Under the amendment, passed in August by legislative body the National People's Congress, those convicted...

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In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears

October 27, 2015 7:00 AM ET

Hard-earned press freedom in Tunisia is under threat as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and security services sensitive to criticism in the wake of deadly terror attacks. While Islamist militants threaten the media, the government introduces restrictive legislation and...

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Egypt arrests three journalists in five days, whereabouts of two unknown

October 26, 2015 2:33 PM ET

New York, October 26, 2015--At least three journalists have been arrested in the past five days in Egypt, and the whereabouts of two of them are unknown, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities...

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Joint mission finds Turkish journalists under severe pressure

October 22, 2015 11:38 AM ET

Pressure on journalists in Turkey has severely escalated since parliamentary elections on June 7, restricting the media's ability to report on matters of public interest, according to press freedom groups who conducted a joint international emergency mission to the country...

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Chinese journalist accused of illegally acquiring state secrets

October 19, 2015 3:18 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2015--Chinese authorities should immediately release an award-winning journalist who has been held since October 8 and accused of illegally acquiring state secrets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Liu Wei is an investigative reporter for...

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