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Bangladesh arrests three journalists, raids news outlet

January 17, 2014 1:57 PM ET

New York, January 17, 2014--Police in Bangladesh arrested three journalists on Thursday during a raid on the Dhaka offices of the newspaper Daily Inqilab, according to news reports....

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Correa steps up fight; hacking alleged on both sides

January 17, 2014 12:10 PM ET

Seven months after Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa flirted with the idea of offering asylum to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, intercepted communications and leaked emails are again making headlines in the Andean country. This time, the story...

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Tunisia constitution needs stronger free press guarantees

January 16, 2014 4:55 PM ET

Human rights groups and legislators are praising the third and final draft of Tunisia's new constitution as one of the most liberal charters in the Arab world--and for being arrived at by a remarkably consensual process among political parties, especially...

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Gambian journalists charged with giving false information

January 14, 2014 5:52 PM ET

Lagos, Nigeria, January 14, 2014--Gambian authorities should drop the charges against two journalists who have been held since Monday on accusations of giving false information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ condemns ban of U.S. journalist from Russia

January 14, 2014 2:09 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports that veteran U.S. journalist David Satter has been banned from Russia for five years. Satter, adviser to the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and former Moscow correspondent...

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On Internet freedom, India's perilous trajectory

January 13, 2014 2:18 PM ET

By the time the first story based on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's disclosures splashed across the front pages of the world's newspapers, India had reportedly begun deployment of its own major surveillance architecture, the Central Management System (CMS). The...

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Bangladeshi editor jailed for seven years for critical writing

January 10, 2014 4:36 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2014--A Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced an editor to seven years in prison in connection with his articles about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh that allegedly showed the country in a critical light....

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Guatemalan government targets elPeriódico editor

January 8, 2014 4:51 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns legal efforts in the past weeks by the president and vice president of Guatemala that are designed to stifle critical reporting by elPeriódico and its editor, José Rubén Zamora Marroquín....

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In Somalia, three journalists detained in Kismayo

January 2, 2014 11:55 AM ET

The Interim Jubba Administration in southern Somalia detained three journalists without charge in the span of a week in late December 2013. All were released after a few days....

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Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalists, seizes equipment

December 30, 2013 2:45 PM ET

New York, December 30, 2013--Egyptian authorities arrested four journalists affiliated with Al-Jazeera English on Saturday, accusing them of broadcasting without permission, according to Al-Jazeera and news reports....

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