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Turkish parliament passes restrictive Internet bill

March 20, 2015 2:43 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed at the passage of a bill late Thursday by Turkish Parliament. The bill will allow Turkish cabinet members to ban websites deemed harmful to national security without a court...

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In blocking websites, France abandons role as guardian of free speech

March 19, 2015 10:32 AM ET

Attempts by the French government this week to use vague legislation to block five websites for "condoning terrorism" would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech...

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Investigative journalist Carmen Aristegui fired from Mexican radio station

March 17, 2015 10:22 AM ET

She exposed government corruption with investigative reporting that made international headlines, helped launch the Mexicoleaks whistleblower website, and was voted second most powerful woman in the country last year by Forbes Mexico, but Carmen Aristegui, one of the country's...

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How CPJ is working to ensure journalists can protect themselves

March 11, 2015 6:14 PM ET

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists' Internet Advocacy team was in Valencia, Spain, for the first Circumvention Tech Festival: a mashup of journalists, activists, technologists, and human rights defenders united by a desire to fight censorship and surveillance....

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Je suis Charlie sentiment fades amid calls to tame free speech

March 9, 2015 5:48 PM ET

Je suis Charlie. Two months after that phrase was used around the world to show solidarity with the victims of the January 7 attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, flowers are still left at the site of the...

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Ban of India's Daughter and other films silences debate on key issues

March 6, 2015 4:01 PM ET

What do Delhi, Beijing, and Villiers-sur-Marne have in common, but Ouagadougou does not? The first three recently banned access to films their governments deemed inappropriate. But a film festival in the fourth, the capital of Burkina Faso in West...

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CPJ calls on Sri Lanka to improve press freedom

March 3, 2015 10:34 AM ET

Dear President Sirisena, As your government's post-election 100-day agenda nears completion the Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, recognizes your early endeavors in keeping promises to ensure media freedom. CPJ would like to request a meeting with you and your government to discuss the problems that persist for the country's media.

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Kuwait shuts down two outlets after revoking CEO's citizenship

February 23, 2015 2:41 PM ET

Kuwaiti authorities withdrew the licenses of a TV station and daily newspaper in July 2014 after revoking the citizenship of the outlets' CEO, according to news reports. The paper and TV station were not operating....

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In fight against extremism, press freedom must not be compromised

February 20, 2015 5:59 PM ET

In an effort to counter extremists and militant groups who use a mix of violence and social media to spread their message, a summit was held in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss how to counter violent extremism. While...

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Kuwaiti court upholds government shutdown of Al-Watan newspaper

February 19, 2015 3:13 PM ET

Washington, February 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the official harassment of the Kuwaiti independent daily Al-Watan and calls on authorities to allow the paper to resume publishing its print edition. In the latest legal twist, a Kuwaiti court...

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