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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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Kuwait shuts down two outlets after revoking CEO's citizenship

February 23, 2015 2:41 PM ET

Kuwaiti authorities withdrew the licenses of a TV station and daily newspaper in July 2014 after revoking the citizenship of the outlets' CEO, according to news reports. The paper and TV station were not operating....

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In fight against extremism, press freedom must not be compromised

February 20, 2015 5:59 PM ET

In an effort to counter extremists and militant groups who use a mix of violence and social media to spread their message, a summit was held in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss how to counter violent extremism. While...

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Mozambique charges journalists investigating rhino poaching

February 20, 2015 4:24 PM ET

New York, February 20, 2015--Mozambican authorities have charged two international journalists with trespassing and invasion of privacy in connection with their investigation of rhino poaching, according to news reports and one of the journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls...

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Kuwaiti court upholds government shutdown of Al-Watan newspaper

February 19, 2015 3:13 PM ET

Washington, February 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the official harassment of the Kuwaiti independent daily Al-Watan and calls on authorities to allow the paper to resume publishing its print edition. In the latest legal twist, a Kuwaiti court...

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Sudan security agents confiscate print runs of 14 newspapers

February 18, 2015 6:01 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the confiscation by Sudanese security agents of editions from at least 14 newspapers on Monday, in what the country's National Council for Press and Publications described as an "unprecedented" action....

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Malaysian authorities seize another book by political cartoonist

February 17, 2015 8:59 AM ET

Bangkok, February 17, 2015--In an escalating campaign of harassment, Malaysian authorities seized copies of a new volume of political cartoons by Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, on Saturday, according to news reports. In the past three weeks,...

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