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Mission Journal: Fewer arrests but fear still lingers for Somaliland's press

April 17, 2015 4:18 PM ET

Conditions for the press in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland may, on the surface, appear to be improving. But without a functioning media law to lend protection, and pending legislative elections, journalists remain wary of state harassment....

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CPJ requests information about alleged detention of two journalists in Egypt

April 17, 2015 10:35 AM ET

New York, April 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists wrote to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice on Thursday requesting information about two journalists who were allegedly arrested on Tuesday while attempting to cover the bombing of two electrical pylons that...

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Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to seven years

April 17, 2015 9:36 AM ET

New York, April 17, 2015--A Beijing court today convicted Chinese journalist Gao Yu of leaking state secrets and handed her a seven-year sentence, according to news reports. Gao, a freelance journalist, has written about Chinese politics, the economy, and social...

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Malaysia extends sedition law to allow online censorship

April 13, 2015 10:32 AM ET

Bangkok, April 13, 2015--Malaysia's parliament on Friday approved amendments to the country's sedition law, giving the government broad new powers to censor online media, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legislative amendments and calls on...

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Egypt sentences three journalists to life in prison

April 11, 2015 8:15 AM ET

New York, April 11, 2015--A court in Cairo sentenced three Egyptian journalists to life in prison today, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentences and calls on authorities to stop persecuting the news...

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In Venezuela, Tal Cual under pressure but not defeated

April 9, 2015 5:13 PM ET

Tal Cual, one of the few remaining Venezuelan newspapers critical of the government, is so shorthanded there's often no receptionist on hand to let people in. Visitors must bang on the front door until someone in the newsroom notices....

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Journalist faces charges after publishing report critical of Sri Lankan police

April 9, 2015 3:01 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2015--A freelance journalist for a Tamil-language daily in Sri Lanka has been charged in connection with a story he wrote that criticized the police, according to news reports and the paper's editor, who spoke to the...

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In Zimbabwe, business news agency's offices raided

April 9, 2015 8:56 AM ET

The telecommunications company Econet Wireless and its affiliated bank, Steward Bank, obtained a court order on March 16, 2015, that compelled the Source, an independent online business news agency, to withdraw two of its stories and allowed police and technology...

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In Turkey, photographer denied entry and freelance journalist goes on trial

April 8, 2015 5:53 PM ET

Istanbul, April 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to improve conditions for international reporters after news reports said German freelance photographer Andy Spyra, who flew to Istanbul to cover the anniversary of the Armenian massacre,...

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Malaysia charges cartoonist with nine counts of sedition for critical tweets

April 3, 2015 10:56 AM ET

Bangkok, April 3, 2015--Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, was charged in court today with nine counts of sedition for critical tweets he wrote in February about a politically sensitive court decision, according to news reports. The...

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