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Manipur's ex-journalist chief minister pursues Imphal Free Press for defamation

February 20, 2020 7:05 AM ET

On the morning of February 1, instead of working on her usual assignments for the Imphal Free Press, journalist Babie Shirin drove with the newspaper’s publisher Mayengbam Satyajit Singh to a court on the other side of town. On...

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Arrest warrant issued for Colombian journalist Edison Lucio Torres

February 19, 2020 3:35 PM ET

Bogotá, February 19, 2020 -- Colombian authorities should drop their arrest warrant against journalist Edison Lucio Torres and allow him to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo jailed since January on defamation charges

February 18, 2020 2:30 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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NYPD subpoenaed journalist’s Twitter data, citing anti-terrorism law

February 14, 2020 1:05 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 14, 2020 -- The New York Police Department should not use anti-terror laws in an attempt to access journalists’ data, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan government secretly passes strict social media regulations

February 13, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2020 -- The Pakistan government should immediately roll back a set of social media regulatory measures that were passed in secret, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver charged with cybercrime for corruption report

February 13, 2020 1:07 PM ET

Fejiro Oliver, the publisher of the privately owned Secret Reporters news site, is scheduled to appear in court in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos city on May 28, 2020, after years of adjourned legal proceedings, he told CPJ. Department of State...

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Nigerian police detain News Digest web developer, charge journalists

February 13, 2020 12:37 PM ET

Nigerian police charged Gidado Yushau, the publisher of the privately owned News Digest news website, and freelance journalist Alfred Olufemi with criminal conspiracy and defamation on November 12, 2019, according to a copy of the charge sheet seen by...

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How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists

February 13, 2020 12:24 PM ET

As reporters for Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of...

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Pakistan threatens journalist Gul Bukhari with terrorism charges, extradition from UK

February 12, 2020 11:29 AM ET

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2020 -- Pakistani authorities should withdraw their threats to bring terrorism charges against journalist Gul Bukhari, and should stop harassing journalists at home and abroad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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New laws obstruct work of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico

February 11, 2020 2:01 PM ET

In July 2019, anti-government protesters gathered on the streets of Puerto Rico, motivated in part by the work of investigative journalists who had obtained and published over 900 messages exchanged by then Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his allies that...

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