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Turkey frees 2 VICE News reporters but third remains in custody

September 3, 2015 12:32 PM ET

New York, September 3, 2015--A Turkish court early today ordered the release of VICE News' British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, according to their outlet. A third journalist, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, an Iraqi who is based in Turkey, is...

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Case will test Bangladesh and its commitment to justice for bloggers

September 2, 2015 4:21 PM ET

Murder charges filed this week against five suspected Islamist militants in the killing of a Bangladesh blogger give the government a chance to prove it's serious about protecting the nation's bloggers. The formal charges, filed in connection with the...

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Turkey should drop terrorism charges against detained VICE crew

September 1, 2015 1:52 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Davutoğlu: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about recent charges leveled against two British journalists and a local fixer who were detained while reporting from the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir.

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CPJ welcomes acquittal of journalists charged with defamation in Thailand

September 1, 2015 9:18 AM ET

Bangkok, September 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's court decision in Thailand to acquit two journalists of criminal defamation and cybercrime charges. Phuketwan journalists Alan Morison, an Australian national, and Chutima Sidasathian, a Thai citizen, had each faced...

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CPJ condemns 7.5-year prison term for Khadija Ismayilova

September 1, 2015 8:32 AM ET

New York, September 1, 2015--The Baku Court of Serious Crimes today convicted Khadija Ismayilova, one of Azerbaijan's most prominent investigative reporters, of illegal business, tax evasion, abuse of power, and embezzlement, and sentenced her to seven and a half years...

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Chinese state TV airs footage of journalist saying he regrets writing stock market story

August 31, 2015 5:00 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of a Chinese journalist who has been held since Tuesday and accused of spreading false information. The Chinese state broadcaster on Monday aired footage of Wang Xiaolu appearing...

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In the Philippines, three journalists killed in two weeks

August 31, 2015 12:27 PM ET

Bangkok, August 31, 2015--A radio anchor was shot dead on Thursday in the Philippines, the third journalist to be killed in the country in unclear circumstances in two weeks. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Philippine authorities to thoroughly...

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CPJ condemns conviction, sentence in Egypt's retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists

August 29, 2015 7:10 AM ET

New York, August 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction of three Al-Jazeera journalists in their retrial in Egypt today. A Cairo court sentenced Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste to three years in prison each...

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CPJ calls for the release of VICE News reporters, fixer, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

August 28, 2015 3:14 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir to release British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury immediately. The journalists were on assignment with the U.S.-based global news channel...

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CPJ joins call for Syria to drop charges against press freedom activists

August 28, 2015 2:24 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 16 other human rights and press freedom organisations calling on Syrian authorities to drop charges against Mazen Darwish, the founder of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, who was released...

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