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Ethiopia's state of emergency cuts lines of communication and puts bloggers at risk of arrest

October 24, 2016 5:52 PM ET

On October 4, I heard that my friend Natnael Feleke had not returned home even though it was approaching midnight in Ethiopia. Family and friends were discussing where to search for the blogger, who had only been released 11...

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How Nigeria's cybercrime law is being used to try to muzzle the press

September 21, 2016 12:35 PM ET

Since Nigeria's cybercrime act was voted into law in May 2015 authorities have used the accusation of cyber stalking to harass and press charges against at least five bloggers who criticized politicians and businessmen online and through social media....

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Dangerous Pursuit

August 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET

Jagendra Singh: discredited after death By Sumit Galhotra and Raksha Kumar Covered in burns and writhing in pain, Jagendra Singh cries out, “They could have arrested me. Why did they have to beat me and set me on fire?” In...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 4

July 5, 2016 11:56 AM ET

Arrest warrant issued for TV journalist An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for the Turkish journalist Tarık Toros, according to reports. The pro-government daily, Sabah, reported that Toros was one of more than 30 people against whom arrest warrants...

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Why Telegram's security flaws may put Iran's journalists at risk

May 31, 2016 12:05 PM ET

The mobile messaging app Telegram is popular in Iran, where citizens who have limited access to uncensored news and mainstream social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, use it to share and access information. But the app's estimated...

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Why Trump's insults of journalists must be taken seriously

May 18, 2016 12:05 PM ET

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called the mainstream media "crooked" "unfair" "troublemakers" and The New York Times a failing, "SAD!" newspaper "full of boring lies." Individual reporters are "liars" and "bimbos," according to his tweets....

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CPJ concerned by climate for free expression in Nepal

May 3, 2016 5:06 PM ET

New York, May 3, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it is alarmed by Nepal's decision to expel Canadian social media user Robert Penner. Immigration authorities revoked Penner's visa because of his social media posts, which are...

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Males Preferred

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

In October 2015, when I solicited Chinese readers' views on gender issues in journalism, one comment spoke volumes about the state of the debate in China: "Women can take advantage of their looks and feminine traits to attract well-known and...

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Harassed and Jailed

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

It feels strange to be writing about friends in jail. You wonder what kind of a friend you are--free to breathe the air, to walk the streets, to continue to work, while your friends cannot. Why do you deserve this...

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Responding to Internet Abuse

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

Ana Freitas, a 26-year-old Brazilian journalist who covers pop culture, recalled how she once had trouble convincing an editor at the news outlet YouPix to publish an article she had written about women and minorities being unwelcome on comment boards...

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