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Cartoonist detained for critical tweets in Malaysia

February 11, 2015 9:20 AM ET

Bangkok, February 11, 2015--Malaysian authorities arrested a political cartoonist on Tuesday on accusations of sedition, according to news reports. Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, was detained after posting critical tweets about a court decision to imprison the...

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In India, laws that back the offended force editor into hiding

February 9, 2015 3:45 PM ET

Mumbai may be 7,000 kilometers from Paris but the debate on freedom of expression sparked by coverage of the January 7 attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is close to home for large parts of the Indian press....

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CPJ calls on Turkish government to reverse anti-press measures

February 9, 2015 12:21 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Davutoğlu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express alarm at a fresh wave of anti-press actions in Turkey and to ask that you use the power of your office to reverse the measures.

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In Uganda, mob assaults radio journalists

February 9, 2015 9:52 AM ET

A group of about 30 men with clubs attacked journalists Gerald Kankya and Simon Amanyire in the town of Fort Portal in western Uganda on January 23, 2015, Kankya told CPJ. The assailants beat the journalists, breaking one of Kankya's...

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Azerbaijan must immediately release Khadija Ismayilova

February 6, 2015 2:58 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2015--The Baku Appeals Court today upheld a lower court's decision to extend the pretrial detention of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova to March 24, according to regional press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for Ismayilova's...

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Four Bahraini journalists stripped of citizenship

February 4, 2015 6:16 PM ET

Washington D.C. February 4, 2015--Bahraini authorities revoked the nationality of at least four journalists among a total of 72 citizens, after accusing them under article 10 of the country's citizenship act of supporting terrorism, the state-run Bahrain News Agency reported....

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Turkish prosecutor indicts Dutch freelancer Fréderike Geerdink

February 3, 2015 6:05 PM ET

Istanbul, February 3, 2015--A Turkish prosecutor has indicted Dutch freelance journalist Fréderike Geerdink for "making propaganda" for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), according to news reports. If convicted, she could face up...

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Nigeria should allow international journalists entry to cover elections

February 3, 2015 1:32 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, February 3, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Nigerian authorities to ensure that international journalists are allowed access to cover the country's elections this month....

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Police raid, seize books from Malaysian cartoonist's office

February 2, 2015 9:07 AM ET

Bangkok, February 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Malaysian authorities to halt the legal harassment of a Malaysian cartoonist. Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, is a frequent contributor to the news website Malaysiakini and the author...

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Azerbaijan continues press crackdown with jail term and arrest extension

January 29, 2015 5:01 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to end their crackdown on the press after a five-year sentence was handed to reporter Seymur Hazi, according to news reports. The pre-trial detention of investigative reporter...

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