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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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In India, laws that back the offended force editor into hiding

February 9, 2015 3:45 PM ET

Mumbai may be 7,000 kilometers from Paris but the debate on freedom of expression sparked by coverage of the January 7 attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is close to home for large parts of the Indian press....

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Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary

February 5, 2015 5:31 PM ET

The Sudanese government has boasted that its freedom of information law, passed by parliament at the end of January, will increase transparency by giving citizens the right to access and publish public information. But with a long history of...

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In South Korea, deportation and defamation cases mark slide in press freedom

January 16, 2015 11:56 AM ET

South Korea has been hailed by many as a bastion for democracy and press freedom, especially in comparison to its twin to the north, which for years has been featured on the Committee to Protect Journalists' most censored list....

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Gambia radio station censored, director harassed after foiled coup

January 8, 2015 3:26 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, January 8, 2015--An independent radio station that Gambian authorities ordered to stop broadcasting from January 1 to 4 after a failed coup attempt in the country has been allowed back on air, but ordered to play only music,...

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