Legal Action

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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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Journalists under fire covering protests in Venezuela

February 20, 2014 5:19 PM ET

New York, February 20, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the wave of violence against and harassment and detentions of journalists covering protests in Venezuela in recent days and calls on authorities to ensure the press can work safely. The...

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Press under threat on anniversary of Libyan revolution

February 19, 2014 6:36 PM ET

New York, February 19, 2014--A recent wave of anti-press violations, including repressive legislation, abductions, and physical attacks, threatens to set back the steps Libya has taken toward democracy since the revolution that removed the late Muammar Qaddafi from power, the...

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Miranda ruling could set bad precedent for press freedom

February 19, 2014 2:20 PM ET

New York, February 19, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by today's ruling by the U.K. High Court that said David Miranda was lawfully detained under antiterrorism legislation at Heathrow airport last summer....

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Appeal court upholds Vietnamese blogger's conviction

February 18, 2014 12:34 PM ET

Bangkok, February 18, 2014--A Vietnamese court today rejected the appeal of blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan, who was sentenced in October to 30 months in prison on tax evasion charges, according to news reports. The Committee...

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Cameron must consider UK press freedom's global example

February 18, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Each year, members of the Global Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations gather to discuss threats to journalists around the world and plan action. Usually, we focus on frontline countries where journalists face life and death issues. But as...

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