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CPJ testifies on Turkey's press freedom record before House Foreign Affairs Committee

July 13, 2016 4:55 PM ET

CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova today provided written testimony at a hearing titled "Turkey's Democratic Decline," given before the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee....

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Closure of news outlets signals further erosion of media freedom in the Maldives

July 12, 2016 11:40 AM ET

News outlets in the Maldives are closing down, one after another. The story at each publication is different, sometimes complicated, but the outcome is the same: journalists are facing a tougher time doing their jobs....

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Georgia journalist arrested over open records request related to court

July 6, 2016 5:20 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on prosecutors today to drop all charges against Mark Thomason, the publisher of local weekly newspaper Fannin Focus, in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Thomason, who was arrested June 24, faces felony...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 4

July 5, 2016 11:56 AM ET

Arrest warrant issued for TV journalist An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for the Turkish journalist Tarık Toros, according to reports. The pro-government daily, Sabah, reported that Toros was one of more than 30 people against whom arrest warrants...

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Zambian editors arrested trying to enter newspaper's offices amid tax dispute

June 28, 2016 5:34 PM ET

Nairobi, June 28, 2016--The editor-in-chief of independent Zambian newspaper The Post was arrested trying to enter his newspaper's offices today, after authorities closed it in a dispute over allegedly unpaid taxes. Fred M'membe, his wife Mutinta, and his deputy managing...

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Mongolian election unlikely to advance press freedom

June 28, 2016 11:18 AM ET

During a visit to Mongolia this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the country as "an oasis of democracy." Mongolia, sandwiched between powerful autocratic neighbors Russia and China, underwent democratic transition in 1990 when it broke away...

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Global Magnitsky Act could be powerful weapon against impunity in journalist murders

May 24, 2016 1:41 PM ET

Last week, the proposed Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act emerged from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee with approval. The bill was passed by the Senate last year. If passed by the full House of Representatives and signed...

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Turkish High Court denies journalist's petition for release from pretrial detention

May 18, 2016 4:36 PM ET

Istanbul, May 18, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision made Tuesday by Turkey's Constitutional Court to reject a petition for release by journalist Mehmet Baransu, who has been held in pretrial detention since March 2015 on charges...

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Turkey responds to CPJ letter on Zaman takeover, denying move is politically motivated

May 2, 2016 1:40 PM ET

When riot police stormed the Istanbul offices of Turkey's largest newspaper, the daily Zaman, on March 4 following a court-ordered takeover, the Committee to Protect Journalists sent a public letter to Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, expressing dismay at the...

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Reporters at Spain's ABC face trial for allegedly revealing investigation secrets

May 2, 2016 12:50 PM ET

Brussels, May 2, 2016--A Madrid court has ruled that Cruz Morcillo and Pablo Muñoz, two journalists at the Spanish daily ABC, should face trial for their reporting on a police wiretap investigation into suspected members of the Italian Camorra crime...

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