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China's information and internet controls will only tighten under Xu Lin

July 11, 2016 5:33 PM ET

When the new director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, Xu Lin, issued on July 3 a warning that websites not report unverified content drawn from social media without facing possible punishment, it was clear that Beijing would move...

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Ethiopian police arrest Somaliland journalist

July 1, 2016 4:24 PM ET

Nairobi, July 1, 2016 - Ethiopian authorities should immediately release a television journalist from the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland, Muktar Nuh Ibrahim, who has been held since June 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police raid, close independent radio station in Puntland

June 30, 2016 1:30 PM ET

Nairobi, June 30 2016 -- Authorities in the Puntland region of Somalia should immediately reopen an independent radio station closed in a police raid and ensure its journalists' safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mongolian election unlikely to advance press freedom

June 28, 2016 11:18 AM ET

During a visit to Mongolia this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the country as "an oasis of democracy." Mongolia, sandwiched between powerful autocratic neighbors Russia and China, underwent democratic transition in 1990 when it broke away...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 26

June 27, 2016 10:11 AM ET

Columnist freed pending trial Istanbul's 14th Court of Serious Crimes today ordered Cumhuriyet columnist Ahmet Nesin released, pending trial, the pro-Kurdish daily newspaper Özgür Gündem reported. Police on June 20 arrested Nesin, Erol Önderoğlu, Turkey representative for the press...

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Iran suspends license of reformist newspaper

June 24, 2016 4:47 PM ET

An Iranian court prosecutor suspended the Iranian reformist newspaper Ghanoon's license following a legal complaint from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IGRC), the newspaper announced on June 20, 2016....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 12

June 13, 2016 12:06 PM ET

Constitutional Court rejects journalist's appeal Turkey's Constitutional Court today ruled that journalist Mehmet Baransu's constitutional right to freedom of expression and the constitution's guarantees of press freedom were not contravened in the journalist's March 2015 arrest in connection with...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 5

June 7, 2016 9:41 AM ET

Provincial officials ask journalists to submit to prior censorship: report Top officials in southeastern Turkey's Gaziantep province, near the Syrian border, on June 1 convened local journalists to ask them not to report on "the bad things happening in...

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In China, more journalists--even former ones--vulnerable to government wrath

June 1, 2016 2:12 PM ET

Most of the journalists imprisoned in China reported or commented on issues that the Chinese government finds threatening to its rule. They were likely aware that their work could invoke the wrath of the Chinese Communist Party at any...

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Why Telegram's security flaws may put Iran's journalists at risk

May 31, 2016 12:05 PM ET

The mobile messaging app Telegram is popular in Iran, where citizens who have limited access to uncensored news and mainstream social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, use it to share and access information. But the app's estimated...

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