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A Sliver of Hope Emerges for a More Independent Press in Turkey

February 12, 2014 1:27 AM ET

The Gezi Park protests force some independent-minded journalists to confront the media's unwillingness to take on the government. By Nicole Pope...

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Mexican documentary 'Presumed Guilty' finds justice

February 7, 2014 12:26 PM ET

In the three years since its theatrical premiere, the Mexican documentary "Presumed Guilty" ("Presunto Culpable") has earned enough headlines to make any film publicist envious. The movie has been banned, disparaged, acclaimed, and the subject of multiple lawsuits. Along...

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CPJ welcomes convictions in Brazilian journalist's murder

February 6, 2014 5:22 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes two convictions on Tuesday in the 2012 murder of Brazilian political journalist and blogger Décio Sá and calls on authorities to ensure everyone involved in the crime is brought to...

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Saudi Arabia convicts TV presenter for critical show

February 6, 2014 4:45 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the 12-year jail term handed to the owner of a broadcaster in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The journalist has 30 days to appeal....

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Turkish president should veto Internet bill

February 6, 2014 11:18 AM ET

San Francisco, February 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish President Abdullah Gül to veto the Internet bill passed Wednesday by the Turkish Parliament. The bill would grant the Turkish government unprecedented control over the Internet by allowing...

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Cartoonist sanctioned under Ecuador's communications law

February 3, 2014 2:47 PM ET

Bogotá, February 3, 2014- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by Ecuador's media oversight agency on Friday to use the country's communications law to sanction the leading local daily El Universo over a critical cartoon. The agency fined...

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Terror charges for Al-Jazeera in Egypt prompt outcry

January 31, 2014 10:15 AM ET

Today, the Committee to Protect Journalists joined other leading international media freedom and human rights organizations, including Article 19, Index on Censorship, and Reporters Without Borders, in calling on the European Union and United States to demand Egyptian authorities drop...

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Egypt to try Al-Jazeera journalists on terror charges

January 29, 2014 3:50 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Egyptian prosecutor general's decision to put 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial on criminal charges of incitement, distorting the country's image abroad, and fabricating news to aid the Muslim...

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More light shed on 'China's tougher tactics'

January 29, 2014 1:57 PM ET

Since CPJ blogged on Monday that tougher tactics are emerging in China toward local and foreign media--and the situation looks to get worse--a few more developments have arisen....

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South African journalist arrested, threatened

January 29, 2014 1:16 PM ET

Cape Town, South Africa, January 29, 2014--South African authorities should drop charges against a journalist who was roughed up and detained after photographing police officers allegedly involved in bribery, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ricky Dire, a journalist...

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