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In Russia, media regulator uses warnings to restrict the press

February 19, 2015 12:52 PM ET

In January, Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadzor issued warnings to six news outlets that published cartoons from French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Roskomnadzor said the cartoons were "insulting the religious feelings of Muslims and inciting religious hatred," and that the...

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Sudan security agents confiscate print runs of 14 newspapers

February 18, 2015 6:01 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the confiscation by Sudanese security agents of editions from at least 14 newspapers on Monday, in what the country's National Council for Press and Publications described as an "unprecedented" action....

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TrollBusters app takes on those seeking to silence women writers

February 10, 2015 6:23 PM ET

Eight years ago Michelle Ferrier was forced to quit her job as a newspaper columnist and move to a different state after being targeted by racist hate mail. But Ferrier has managed to turn a traumatic experience into an empowering...

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South Sudan daily Nation Mirror ordered to stop publishing

February 10, 2015 11:31 AM ET

Nairobi, February 10, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ban on independent newspaper Nation Mirror, which was ordered to stop publishing by National Security Service agents in South Sudan's capital Juba, and calls on authorities to immediately reverse the...

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In Uganda, mob assaults radio journalists

February 9, 2015 9:52 AM ET

A group of about 30 men with clubs attacked journalists Gerald Kankya and Simon Amanyire in the town of Fort Portal in western Uganda on January 23, 2015, Kankya told CPJ. The assailants beat the journalists, breaking one of Kankya's...

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Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary

February 5, 2015 5:31 PM ET

The Sudanese government has boasted that its freedom of information law, passed by parliament at the end of January, will increase transparency by giving citizens the right to access and publish public information. But with a long history of...

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Mission Journal: Finding a legal solution to siege of Pakistan's media

February 5, 2015 5:06 PM ET

Pakistan's media, long under siege, face new challenges. "We had managed to get the genie out of the lamp," was the way one Pakistani journalist explained it to me during a trip there last month. "But now, the military has...

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Police raid, seize books from Malaysian cartoonist's office

February 2, 2015 9:07 AM ET

Bangkok, February 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Malaysian authorities to halt the legal harassment of a Malaysian cartoonist. Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, is a frequent contributor to the news website Malaysiakini and the author...

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Jordan arrests two journalists on aiding terrorism charges

January 29, 2015 2:46 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2015--Jordanian authorities arrested the owner of a local news website and the site's editor-in-chief on Wednesday, accusing the two of aiding terrorism and spreading false news in a report stating that an imprisoned Iraqi militant would...

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China doubles down on counterproductive censorship

January 28, 2015 5:15 PM ET

In a move unlikely to surprise those who access the Internet from mainland China, the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently blocked several popular tools used to bypass the "Great Firewall" national Internet censorship system. Citing the need...

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