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After disputed Uganda election, journalists fear prolonged crackdown

February 29, 2016 5:33 PM ET

Twenty nine-year-old photographer Abubaker Lubowa was excited when he was assigned to cover the campaign of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. He told CPJ he did not anticipate that the assignment would mean he would make the news almost as...

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Uganda blocks social media and mobile phone services during voting

February 18, 2016 1:11 PM ET

Nairobi, February 18, 2016 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Ugandan authorities' restricting access to social media as voters went to the polls in today's presidential elections....

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We're live from Taipei! Please don't tell China's censors

January 19, 2016 4:33 PM ET

Typically, news organizations like to promote original reporting. When an outlet covers a breaking news event at the time and from the place where the event is happening, they want their audience to know. However, for Chinese commercial media...

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CPJ joins call for Nigeria to drop anti-social media legislation

December 16, 2015 2:24 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists alongside 19 Nigerian, African and international organisations today signed an open letter addressed to the upper chamber of Nigeria's parliament calling for the rejection of a bill which would undermine press freedom, stifle public opinion,...

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Two new initiatives will hold tech companies accountable on press freedom

November 20, 2015 3:52 PM ET

The launches of OnlineCensorship.org today and Ranking Digital Rights on November 3 will ensure technology companies serve--rather than squelch--the free flow of news online....

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In Jordan, TV anchor charged under cybercrimes law for Facebook post

November 6, 2015 6:03 PM ET

Washington D.C., November 6, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Jordan to release TV anchor Tareq Abu al-Ragheb who was arrested Tuesday for posting allegedly insulting comments on Facebook, according to reports....

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Internet gateway plan threatens online freedoms in Thailand

September 29, 2015 10:58 AM ET

Bangkok, September 29, 2015--An initiative in Thailand to create a single government-controlled gateway for international Internet traffic represents a clear danger to online freedoms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement today. CPJ calls on Prime Minister Prayuth...

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In Azerbaijan, independent journalist dies after being beaten in Baku

August 10, 2015 3:26 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2015--An independent reporter in Azerbaijan died early Sunday after being beaten viciously the day before in Baku, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Azerbaijan to conduct an efficient and...

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Turkish authorities block access to news websites

July 28, 2015 2:24 PM ET

New York, July 28, 2015--Turkish authorities blocked access to at least eight news websites in Turkey on Saturday amid what the government called a counter-terrorism operation, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to...

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Broken promises

July 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

1. How media ownership and advertising curb critical reporting Attempts to control the media in Kenya date back to at least 1929, with transmission of the first radio signal by the British East African Broadcasting Corporation, which served the interests...

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