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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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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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