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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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India threatens to suspend TV news channels

August 24, 2015 10:54 AM ET

India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on August 7, 2015, issued legal notices to three privately owned TV news channels, accusing them of violating broadcast regulations in coverage that was "disrespectful" to the country's president and "tended to denigrate" the...

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Hong Kong journalist faces charges in Thailand

August 24, 2015 9:56 AM ET

Bangkok, August 23, 2015--A Hong Kong journalist faces up to five years in prison in Thailand for carrying protective body armor without a license, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legal harassment of Hok Chun...

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Azerbaijani prosecutor requests nine-year jail term for Khadija Ismayilova

August 21, 2015 1:56 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2015--A state prosecutor today called for Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova to be sentenced to nine years in prison, according to pro-government news agency Trend. The request was made during a hearing in the Baku Court...

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Ivory Coast authorities suspend a critical daily for one month

August 21, 2015 1:48 PM ET

The government-run National Press Council on August 10, 2015, suspended for one month the privately owned daily Aujourd'hui, according to news reports. The council said the suspension was in connection with a series of articles the paper published between July...

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Egypt's new anti-terrorism law deepens crackdown on the press

August 17, 2015 4:40 PM ET

New York, August 17, 2015--An anti-terrorism law approved by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi criminalizes basic reporting and gives a broad definition of terrorist crimes that can be used to threaten and imprison journalists. El-Sisi signed the measure into law...

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Moroccan court orders news website to shut for three months, fines editor

August 14, 2015 9:15 AM ET

New York, August 14, 2105--A Moroccan criminal court on Monday ordered the independent news website Badil to suspend operations for three months and handed a harsh fine to its editor-in-chief, according to news reports and the journalist who spoke to...

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Saudi Arabia announces more restrictions on online media

August 13, 2015 2:44 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns new restrictions that Saudi authorities said on Tuesday they would be imposing on news websites....

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