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Jordan arrests two journalists on aiding terrorism charges

January 29, 2015 2:46 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2015--Jordanian authorities arrested the owner of a local news website and the site's editor-in-chief on Wednesday, accusing the two of aiding terrorism and spreading false news in a report stating that an imprisoned Iraqi militant would...

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Tanzania bans circulation of regional weekly

January 27, 2015 8:56 AM ET

Nairobi, January 27, 2015--Tanzanian authorities banned circulation of the privately owned regional weekly The East African on January 21, citing the newspaper's lack of registration, according to news reports. Local journalists said they believed the paper was shut because...

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Independent Crimean broadcaster raided by Russian security agents

January 26, 2015 2:24 PM ET

ATR Director Elzara Islyamova describes the raid on ATR before agents cut her short. (YouTube) New York, January 26, 2015--Authorities in Crimea should stop targeting the independent regional broadcaster ATR immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after...

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Singapore blogger convicted of contempt of court

January 23, 2015 3:21 PM ET

New York, January 23, 2015--A Singapore court on Thursday convicted a blogger on contempt of court charges in connection with an article he wrote that was critical of the judiciary, news reports said....

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Imprisoned Russian journalist sentenced to new three-year jail term

January 22, 2015 5:44 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction and three-year sentence handed to critical reporter Sergei Reznik in Russia today and calls on authorities to overturn the verdict on appeal....

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Appeals court orders imprisonment of Macedonian reporter

January 22, 2015 9:18 AM ET

The Skopje Court of Appeals in the capital, Skopje, on January 15, 2015, reduced Tomislav Kezarovski's prison term from four and a half years to two years, but ordered the journalist to serve the remaining time--four and a half months--in...

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Burundian journalist arrested, charged after not revealing source

January 21, 2015 2:53 PM ET

Nairobi, January 21, 2015--Burundian authorities imprisoned the director of the privately owned Radio Publique Africaine on Tuesday and charged him with complicity in murder, according to news reports. The arrest followed the station's broadcast of an interview in which...

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CPJ welcomes Risen decision, calls on Holder to ensure journalists are not forced to reveal sources

January 13, 2015 4:24 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision on Monday by the United States Department of Justice to withdraw its subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen and calls on the Department of Justice...

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With new round of journalist detentions, prosecutions, Iran continues to silence press

January 9, 2015 3:22 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2015--A new wave of arrests and prosecutions has been carried out by Iranian authorities in the past month, cementing the country's status as one of the world's leading jailers of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Owner of news channel arrested in Bangladesh

January 6, 2015 2:48 PM ET

New York, January 6, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of the owner of a Bangladeshi TV channel, which was unavailable in several parts of the country a day after airing a speech by an exiled opposition leader....

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