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Mission Journal: Fewer arrests but fear still lingers for Somaliland's press

April 17, 2015 4:18 PM ET

Conditions for the press in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland may, on the surface, appear to be improving. But without a functioning media law to lend protection, and pending legislative elections, journalists remain wary of state harassment....

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Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu awaits her fate

April 15, 2015 12:46 PM ET

A verdict is expected Friday in the case of veteran journalist and staunch government critic Gao Yu. The 71-year-old freelance journalist, who writes about politics, the economy, and social trends for Chinese media in Hong Kong and overseas, was...

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Authorities arrest Shabelle Media Network journalists, close station again

April 7, 2015 4:39 PM ET

Nairobi, April 7, 2015--Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency raided the Shabelle Media Network offices on April 3, arrested staff and shuttered the privately owned stations Radio Shabelle and Sky FM, according to local journalists. The raid came after the...

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Morocco jails press freedom advocate Hicham Mansouri

April 7, 2015 4:21 PM ET

New York, April 7, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentencing of Moroccan press freedom advocate Hicham Mansouri, who was handed a 10-month prison term and $4,057 fine over adultery charges by Rabat's Court of First Instance on March...

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Media restrictions in Papua underscore Indonesia's wider problems

March 31, 2015 1:30 PM ET

With more than 50 years of restricted media access, one of the least covered armed conflicts in the world is the long-simmering struggle between Indonesia's military and the secessionist Free Papua Movement. Under Indonesia's seven successive post-independence governments--the early...

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Mission Journal: Bangladeshi press reined in as Hasina exerts authority

March 26, 2015 5:24 PM ET

Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has been the host of "Frontline," a popular Bangla-language news show, for five years. Aired live three times a week, the show gained notoriety for bringing politicians, members of civil society, and journalists together to discuss...

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India's landmark online speech ruling is step toward greater press freedom

March 26, 2015 3:18 PM ET

In an historic decision, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of a law used to silence criticism and free expression. While this marks a pivotal victory that has been welcomed in many quarters, many challenges remain for...

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Press law debate and journalist's release signal hope for Burundi's media

March 10, 2015 2:43 PM ET

Burundi journalists may have more space to report freely ahead of the country's controversial elections this year after the legislative assembly pushed for amendments to a draconian press law and a radio director was released on bail....

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Press apathy over Macedonia wiretaps is symptom of failing democracy

March 9, 2015 5:45 PM ET

Journalists and professional press organizations were given just one day's warning on February 25 that Zoran Zaev, leader of Macedonia's opposition party the Social Democrats, would be revealing what he described as a "bomb"--conversations of journalists allegedly wiretapped by...

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Turkish journalist charged over secret documents from Sledgehammer case

March 4, 2015 6:09 PM ET

New York, March 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to release Mehmet Baransu, a columnist and correspondent for the privately-owned daily newspaper Taraf, who has been charged with obtaining secret documents and held in custody since...

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