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Lee Kuan Yew's legacy

March 22, 2015 5:18 PM ET

What to make of Singapore's first and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday morning in the city-state? Under the banner of the People's Action Party, Lee held government power for three decades. After stepping away from the...

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Turkish parliament passes restrictive Internet bill

March 20, 2015 2:43 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed at the passage of a bill late Thursday by Turkish Parliament. The bill will allow Turkish cabinet members to ban websites deemed harmful to national security without a court...

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Myanmar convicts two journalists on defamation charges

March 19, 2015 1:14 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2015--Two journalists in Myanmar were convicted of defamation on Wednesday and sentenced to two months in jail, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and calls on authorities in Myanmar to...

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In blocking websites, France abandons role as guardian of free speech

March 19, 2015 10:32 AM ET

Attempts by the French government this week to use vague legislation to block five websites for "condoning terrorism" would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech...

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In Algeria, editor sentenced to three years on blasphemy charges

March 16, 2015 3:36 PM ET

On February 24, 2015, a court in the city of Oran sentenced Mohamed Sharki in absentia to three years and a fine of 200,000 Algerian dinars (US$2,000) on charges of blasphemy, according to news reports and the regional human rights...

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In Russia, last key suspect charged in 2000 murder of Igor Domnikov

March 11, 2015 3:55 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2015--Moscow investigators today charged former regional governor Sergei Dorovskoi in the 2000 attack on Novaya Gazeta journalist Igor Domnikov that led to the journalist's death, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the...

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Nigeria police detain, charge journalists for reporting on oil tycoon

March 11, 2015 10:57 AM ET

Nigerian police arrested Emmanuel Fateman, assistant editor of the Abuja-based National Waves magazine, and Joseph Jolayemi, a graphics editor for the magazine, on December 16, 2014, and held them without charge for more than two months, according to news reports....

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CPJ urges Egypt to adopt more open press climate

March 9, 2015 2:11 PM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about the climate for press freedom in Egypt and to follow up on meetings we had last month with several high-level officials in your administration.

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Radio journalists given hefty fines in Somalia, one still detained

March 3, 2015 11:20 AM ET

Nairobi, March 3, 2015--A Somali court in Mogadishu on Sunday convicted one journalist of public incitement and two others of publishing false news and imposed harsh fines on them, according to news reports. The journalists are out of prison,...

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Journalist detained over Facebook post in Myanmar

March 2, 2015 9:06 AM ET

Bangkok, March 2, 2015--A journalist in Myanmar was detained by police on Friday in connection with a satirical image he posted on Facebook about renewed hostilities between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the country's northeastern Shan State,...

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