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After Charlie Hebdo attack, vigils, protests and publishing bans

January 27, 2015 2:18 PM ET

Protests against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were held in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East and parts of Africa over the weekend, as crowds demonstrated against the magazine's portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad, according to news reports....

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Tanzania bans circulation of regional weekly

January 27, 2015 8:56 AM ET

Nairobi, January 27, 2015--Tanzanian authorities banned circulation of the privately owned regional weekly The East African on January 21, citing the newspaper's lack of registration, according to news reports. Local journalists said they believed the paper was shut because...

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Independent Crimean broadcaster raided by Russian security agents

January 26, 2015 2:24 PM ET

ATR Director Elzara Islyamova describes the raid on ATR before agents cut her short. (YouTube) New York, January 26, 2015--Authorities in Crimea should stop targeting the independent regional broadcaster ATR immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after...

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DRC halts Internet access and cellphone services amid protests

January 22, 2015 2:09 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday shut down Internet access and SMS service for mobile phones throughout the country after nationwide demonstrations led to deadly clashes with police, according to news reports....

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Classifying media and encryption as a threat is danger to press freedom

January 21, 2015 4:26 PM ET

The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country's drift toward a more restrictive environment for...

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How Sri Lanka's new president can ease decade of repressive press measures

January 12, 2015 5:55 PM ET

The stunning defeat of Sri Lanka's incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa by challenger Maithripala Sirisena on Friday has given way to questions about what changes, if any, will come for press freedom in a country that had grown deeply repressive...

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News rationed as Venezuela seeks to control newsprint imports

January 8, 2015 4:38 PM ET

Venezuelan newspapers have traditionally handed out hundreds of courtesy copies in their lobbies and at hotels. But Correo del Caroní, an independent daily in the industrial city of Ciudad Guayana, treats every edition as if it were precious and...

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Gambia radio station censored, director harassed after foiled coup

January 8, 2015 3:26 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, January 8, 2015--An independent radio station that Gambian authorities ordered to stop broadcasting from January 1 to 4 after a failed coup attempt in the country has been allowed back on air, but ordered to play only music,...

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Somali security forces arrest five journalists in two days

January 5, 2015 4:58 PM ET

Nairobi, January 5, 2015--Somali security forces arrested five journalists in two separate cases over the weekend in the capital, Mogadishu, according to news reports. Three of them are still being held....

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Venezuela's El Universal criticized for being tamed by mystery new owners

December 30, 2014 10:01 AM ET

To illustrate how the once-critical Caracas daily El Universal has cozied up to Venezuela's socialist government in the wake of its sale in July, it helps to examine the newspaper's coverage of the current oil price plunge....

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