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Blasphemy charges, threats loom for outspoken journalist in Pakistan

August 1, 2014 12:16 PM ET

Forty-nine year-old magazine editor and publisher Shoaib Adil fled his home in the eastern city of Lahore last month and went into hiding with his wife and children. Adil faces threats and possible charges of blasphemy--a crime punishable by life...

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Iran must explain journalist arrests

July 28, 2014 5:04 PM ET

It has now been six days since the Washington Post's Jason Rezaian, The National's Yeganeh Salehi and two others were arrested in Iran, but we are no closer to understanding who detained them or why. Even the number of...

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Zimbabwe court strikes down criminal defamation; implementation to be seen

July 28, 2014 11:51 AM ET

In a landmark ruling, the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court on July 22 declared unconstitutional a section of the draconian Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act that criminalizes defamation....

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CPJ condemns Swaziland editor's prison sentence

July 25, 2014 12:33 PM ET

Cape Town, July 25, 2014--CPJ is appalled by the two-year prison sentence, without the option of a fine, imposed today on editor of The Nation Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko by the Swaziland High Court in Mbabane....

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CPJ calls on Ethiopian government to release imprisoned journalists

July 24, 2014 4:40 PM ET

CPJ is among a group of more than 40 regional and international press freedom and civil society organizations that have signed a joint letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn expressing concern over the recent imprisonment of Ethiopian journalists under...

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Four journalists, including three U.S. citizens, detained in Iran

July 24, 2014 3:12 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a Washington Post report today that says Iran has detained four journalists--three of whom are U.S. citizens--and calls on authorities to release them immediately. Jason Rezaian, a U.S....

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Harsh defamation ruling in Cambodia has broader implications

July 24, 2014 1:48 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the hefty financial damages imposed on a blogger in a defamation case in Cambodia. The ruling could have a detrimental effect on online commentary in the country....

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Critical Chinese blogger given six-year prison term

July 23, 2014 6:14 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2014--Chinese authorities today sentenced a blogger to more than six years in prison, according to news reports. Dong Rubin, a businessman who has criticized the ruling Communist Party in his blogs, has been in prison since...

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In a growing clampdown, three editors detained in Burma

July 23, 2014 12:49 PM ET

Bangkok, July 23, 2014--Burmese authorities should drop national security-related charges brought against journalists and staff members of the Bi Mon Te Nay (Bi-Midday Sun) news journal, and release them from pre-trial detention immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chinese journalist dismissed after writing on Hong Kong news website

July 22, 2014 4:13 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a monthly magazine after he wrote for a Hong Kong website. Song Zhibiao's dismissal marks the first publicized case of...

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