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Outlets banned in Bahrain and Syria over allegations of false news

August 7, 2015 3:39 PM ET

New York, August 7, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Bahrain and the Kurdish-run territory of Syria to rescind two separate decisions this week to suspend the operations of three news outlets that fill a critical journalistic...

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South Sudanese authorities silence three media outlets

August 5, 2015 2:12 PM ET

Nairobi, August 5, 2015--Authorities in South Sudan have shut down three independent media outlets in the past five days, according to news reports and the outlets' editors. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the closures, which come as international...

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Militia in central Somalia detains six journalists for four days

August 4, 2015 1:04 PM ET

Ahlu Sunna Waljama, a formerly government-aligned religious militia based in central Somalia, detained six journalists from July 31, 2015, to August 3, 2015, in the central town of Dhusamareb, according to news reports and local journalists....

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Five Myanmar journalists freed from prison as part of mass amnesty

July 31, 2015 10:01 AM ET

Bangkok, July 31, 2015--Five journalists jailed on anti-state charges in Myanmar were released on Thursday in a presidential amnesty of nearly 7,000 prisoners, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the journalists' release but calls on Myanmar...

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CPJ calls on IOC to ensure press freedom at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

July 31, 2015 6:54 AM ET

New York, July 31, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision to award the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to Beijing and calls on the International Olympic Committee to ensure that journalists are able to freely cover all...

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Freelance reporter arrested in Turkmenistan

July 30, 2015 3:24 PM ET

New York, July 30, 2015--Authorities in Turkmenistan should release Saparmamed Nepeskuliyev, a freelance journalist who has been in police custody since July 7 on bogus charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Turkish authorities block access to news websites

July 28, 2015 2:24 PM ET

New York, July 28, 2015--Turkish authorities blocked access to at least eight news websites in Turkey on Saturday amid what the government called a counter-terrorism operation, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to...

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Dogged by fraud allegations, Malaysia targets media

July 27, 2015 3:10 PM ET

Investigative reporting on alleged mismanagement of a Malaysian state investment fund has triggered a backlash against muckraking media. On Friday, the Home Ministry ordered the suspension of two local news publications, The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily,...

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Tunisia charges editor with complicity in terrorist attack

July 23, 2015 3:19 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2015--Tunisian authorities should drop charges against an editor accused of complicity in the June 27 terrorist attack on Sousse beach that killed at least 39 people, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Noureddine Mbarki was...

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CPJ calls on Azerbaijan to free jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova

July 23, 2015 1:09 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately release Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist who has been imprisoned since December on charges of embezzlement, tax evasion, and abuse of power, among others. Ismayilova's...

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