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UN reviews Kyrgyzstan's human rights, free press record

March 10, 2014 12:14 PM ET

Today, the U.N. Human Rights Committee begins its two-day review of Kyrgyzstan's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. By ratifying the treaty in October 1994, Kyrgyz authorities pledged to enforce internationally recognized provisions regarding the protection...

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CPJ welcomes dismissal of charges against Barrett Brown

March 8, 2014 9:53 AM ET

San Francisco, March 8, 2014--Following requests from both prosecutors and defense attorneys, yesterday the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismissed 11 felony counts against journalist Barrett Brown. The charges related to the reposting of a...

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Sudan judiciary protects press freedom; authorities censor

March 6, 2014 2:54 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed recent decisions by the Sudanese judiciary supporting press freedom and called on the government to stop confiscating independent newspapers. ...

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One journalist released, Al-Jazeera trial begins in Egypt

March 4, 2014 4:36 PM ET

New York, March 4, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from jail of one reporter in Egypt and calls on authorities to release all other journalists held behind bars. While the release of a second journalist is pending,...

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Vietnamese blogger sentenced on anti-state charges

March 4, 2014 11:22 AM ET

Bangkok, March 4, 2014--Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat was sentenced to prison today for online posts critical of the country's Communist Party-led government, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ruling and urges Vietnamese authorities to...

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Russian channel taken off air, accused of crossing 'red line'

February 27, 2014 12:49 PM ET

Late last month, as thousands of international journalists prepared to descend on Sochi to cover the Winter Olympics, the Kremlin resorted to using a controversy to silence a critical television station. A direct move to shut down the station...

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China slaps separatism charges on Uighur blogger

February 26, 2014 3:29 PM ET

New York, February 26, 2014--Chinese authorities should immediately release a Uighur blogger and academic who has been charged with separatism after being held incommunicado and without charge since January 15, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kazakh court shuts down another critical newspaper

February 25, 2014 3:13 PM ET

New York, February 25, 2014--The shutdown order issued by a district court in Almaty against the independent weekly newspaper Pravdivaya Gazeta is yet another example of Kazakhstan's determination to gag independent voices in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Zimbabwean journalists report being attacked, threatened

February 25, 2014 12:09 PM ET

At least two journalists reported being attacked, threatened, and obstructed in January 2014 in Zimbabwe, while a third was summoned to court a year after being charged, according to news reports....

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Prominent journalist harassed again in Azerbaijan

February 21, 2014 3:56 PM ET

New York, February 21, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by the official harassment of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who is being criminally investigated in Baku in apparent retaliation for her reporting on government corruption. Ismayilova works for...

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