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Journalist attacked while covering student protest in Kinshasa

November 20, 2015 1:04 PM ET

Francine Bishti, a reporter for the privately owned station Radio Télévision par Satellite 1 was attacked on November 16, 2015 while covering student protests in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to reports. Bishti was filming...

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Gunmen open fire on house of journalist covering land disputes in Brazil

November 13, 2015 5:09 PM ET

São Paulo, November 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Brazil to thoroughly investigate an attack on the house of a local journalist in the state of Paraná. João Muniz told CPJ his house was shot at...

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In India, politics of beef and rising intolerance threaten press freedom

November 3, 2015 4:07 PM ET

The violence over the tightening of laws banning the consumption of beef in parts of India and debate over the reach of a right-wing Hindu agenda are having an impact on press freedom. An editor who wrote about the...

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In Bangladesh, publisher stabbed to death and three injured in attacks

November 2, 2015 6:15 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns two separate attacks in Dhaka on Saturday that, according to reports, killed and injured, respectively, two publishers who had produced books by the murdered Bangladeshi-American publisher Avijit Roy. Two writers...

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Report highlights Turkey's troubled press freedom record

November 2, 2015 2:29 PM ET

Turkish authorities should end impunity for attacks against journalists, decriminalize insult and defamation, stop harassing critical news outlets, and release imprisoned journalists, according to "Press Freedom in Turkey's Inter-Election Period," a report published Saturday by the Vienna-based International Press Institute....

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CPJ condemns Turkish raids, takeover of critical Koza İpek news outlets

October 28, 2015 6:11 PM ET

Istanbul, October 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns this week's raids on several pro-opposition media outlets belonging to the Koza İpek Group. Police broke into the company's building in Istanbul today and shut down live television broadcasts, two...

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In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears

October 27, 2015 7:00 AM ET

Hard-earned press freedom in Tunisia is under threat as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and security services sensitive to criticism in the wake of deadly terror attacks. While Islamist militants threaten the media, the government introduces restrictive legislation and...

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Chasing ghosts: Tracking Iraq's missing journalists in Islamic State stranglehold of Mosul

October 22, 2015 3:24 PM ET

Amar hasn't left his house in five days. Every evening he fears a knock on the door will bring militants who have been searching for him. He hasn't earned a salary in more than a year and relies on...

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Joint mission finds Turkish journalists under severe pressure

October 22, 2015 11:38 AM ET

Pressure on journalists in Turkey has severely escalated since parliamentary elections on June 7, restricting the media's ability to report on matters of public interest, according to press freedom groups who conducted a joint international emergency mission to the country...

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Resistance over the airwaves: Pirate station's vital role during Burkina Faso coup

October 6, 2015 3:45 PM ET

Radio Resistance was a pirate radio station born out of necessity. During Burkina Faso's short-lived military coup last month, in which many local radio stations were forced off air, it kept citizens informed and gave them the courage to...

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