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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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Chinese journalist accused of illegally acquiring state secrets

October 19, 2015 3:18 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2015--Chinese authorities should immediately release an award-winning journalist who has been held since October 8 and accused of illegally acquiring state secrets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Liu Wei is an investigative reporter for...

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Privatizing censorship in fight against extremism is risk to press freedom

October 16, 2015 10:17 AM ET

"We're stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL's propaganda, especially online," President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders' Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase...

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In Ethiopia, Zone 9 bloggers acquitted of terrorism charges

October 16, 2015 9:46 AM ET

Nairobi, October 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the acquittal by an Ethiopian court today of four Zone 9 bloggers charged with terrorism. Abel Wabella, Atnaf Berhane, and Natnail Feleke, jailed since April 2014, are scheduled to be released...

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Kenyan parliament passes repressive media bill

October 15, 2015 1:16 PM ET

New York, October 15, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the passage late Wednesday by Kenya's national assembly of a bill that would impose a harsh fine or two years in jail, or both, for a journalist who is found...

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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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Poor trade-off: Jailed journalists released into exile as Vietnam pushes for weapons deal

October 6, 2015 12:24 PM ET

In September, Vietnamese blogger Ta Phong Tan was released after serving three years of a 10-year prison term and was immediately flown to Los Angeles. In October 2014 Tan's colleague Nguyen Van Hai, whom she co-founded the Free Journalists...

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Internet gateway plan threatens online freedoms in Thailand

September 29, 2015 10:58 AM ET

Bangkok, September 29, 2015--An initiative in Thailand to create a single government-controlled gateway for international Internet traffic represents a clear danger to online freedoms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement today. CPJ calls on Prime Minister Prayuth...

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