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Sri Lankan army restricts access to newspaper offices

May 19, 2014 4:19 PM ET

On May 18, 2014, dozens of Sri Lankan army officers in the city of Jaffna surrounded the offices of Uthayan, a critical Tamil-language newspaper, blocked roads near the newspaper, and denied employees access to the premises, news reports said. The...

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Venezuela shuts down radio program indefinitely

May 19, 2014 12:37 PM ET

On May 7, 2014, the Venezuelan telecommunications regulator CONATEL ordered the suspension of "Plomo Parejo," a news and opinion radio program that had been extremely critical of the country's socialist government, according to news reports. ...

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Pakistan should renew visas for journalists facing expulsion

May 15, 2014 4:25 PM ET

New York, May 15, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the impending expulsion of two foreign journalists from Pakistan. Meena Menon, a correspondent for The Hindu, and Snehesh Alex Philip, a correspondent for the Press Trust of...

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Court in Azerbaijan sentences journalist to eight years in jail

May 15, 2014 4:10 PM ET

New York, May 15, 2014--The eight-year prison term given today to a journalist in Azerbaijan is a breach of the country's declared commitments to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Parviz Hashimli is the editor of the...

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Journalists convicted of criminal defamation in Brazil

May 13, 2014 2:27 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction of two Brazilian journalists on charges of criminal defamation and calls on authorities to reverse the decisions on appeal. ...

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Press freedom at low as Azerbaijan takes Council of Europe chairmanship

May 12, 2014 5:22 PM ET

On Wednesday, Azerbaijan will assume chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. The chairmanship process is automatic; the position is rotated every six months among all of the council's members, in alphabetical order. But Azerbaijan's chairmanship has proven...

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Somaliland authorities arrest two journalists

May 12, 2014 2:29 PM ET

Nairobi, May 12, 2014--A regional court in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland remanded two journalists into custody on Saturday after charging them with libel, false publication, and anti-state propaganda, according to news reports and the local Somaliland Journalists' Association....

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Turkey releases five more journalists

May 12, 2014 1:27 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from jail today of five Turkish journalists--Nurettin Fırat, Yüksel Genç, Turabi Kişin, Ertuş Bozkurt, and Ramazan Pekgöz. The journalists were arrested in December 2011 as part of the...

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Journalists released from Turkish jails pending appeal

May 9, 2014 4:05 PM ET

New York, May 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from jail on Thursday of Fusün Erdoğan, former general manager of Özgür Radyo, and Bayram Namaz, a columnist for the weekly Atılım, and urges Turkish authorities to...

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Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for leaking secrets

May 8, 2014 2:50 PM ET

Hong Kong, May 8, 2014--A Chinese journalist missing since April 24 was detained by authorities and has been accused of leaking a confidential Communist Party document, according to news reports. Gao Yu's arrest comes amid the detention of several...

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