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For Zambia's press, election year brings assaults and shut down orders

November 8, 2016 4:31 PM ET

Zambia's press has come under sustained assault in this election year, with station licenses suspended, journalists harassed or arrested for critical coverage, and one of the country's largest privately owned papers, The Post, being provisionally liquidated in a move...

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Blogger detained amid escalating crackdown in Vietnam

November 4, 2016 1:51 PM ET

Bangkok, November 4, 2016--Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Ho Van Hai, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in Ho Chi Minh City's Thu Duc district arrested Hai, a medical doctor popularly known by his Facebook...

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Somalia closes newspaper, arrests editor

October 17, 2016 2:19 PM ET

Nairobi, October 17, 2016 -- Somali authorities should immediately release the editor of Xog Ogaal newspaper and allow the newspaper to resume publishing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officers from Somalia's National Intelligence Agency raided the newspaper's office...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of October 16

October 17, 2016 9:32 AM ET

Man accused of shooting at award-winning editor freed pending trial A court in Istanbul today ordered Murat Şahin--the man accused of attempting to shoot former Cumhuriyet newspaper editor Can Dündar during a break in Dündar's trial on May 6--released...

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Police arrest prominent Ethiopian blogger

October 3, 2016 1:39 PM ET

New York, October 3, 2016 - Ethiopian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Seyoum Teshome, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Teshome on October 1, according to press accounts and opposition activists....

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Kazakh journalists face years in prison on retaliatory charges

September 30, 2016 3:28 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2016-- Kazakh authorities should immediately drop all charges against Seytkazy Matayev, head of the Kazakh Journalists' Union and chair of the National Press Club of Kazakhstan, and his son Aset Matayev, director of the independent news...

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Two journalists arrested in Iran

September 22, 2016 5:57 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2016 - Iranian authorities should immediately release two reformist journalists arrested in recent days and stop jailing the media for doing their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At the time of his...

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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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CPJ testifies on Turkey's press freedom record after failed coup attempt

September 14, 2016 3:59 PM ET

CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova today testified before the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, at the hearing, "Turkey after the July Coup Attempt."...

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Freelance journalist Lindsey Snell detained in Turkey after leaving Syria

September 1, 2016 6:23 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Turkish authorities today to release Lindsey Snell, an American freelance journalist who has been detained since August 7 after traveling to Turkey from Syria, where she said she had...

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