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Turkish Internet bill would deepen press freedom crisis

February 3, 2014 5:01 PM ET

The Turkish parliament is on the verge of voting on radical censorship measures that, if approved, would allow the government to block individual URLs without prior judicial review, mandate Internet data retention for periods of up to two years,...

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Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics

January 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

In the run-up to the Sochi Winter Games, official repression and self-censorship have restricted news coverage of sensitive issues related to the Olympics, such as the exploitation of migrant workers, environmental destruction, and forced evictions. The information vacuum comes...

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Journalists to be under digital surveillance at Sochi

January 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

Journalists will be central targets of the extensive surveillance program introduced by Russian authorities in Sochi in connection with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games that begin February 7....

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Thai journalists, news outlets in the line of fire

January 21, 2014 2:08 PM ET

Bangkok, January 21, 2014--The state of emergency imposed today by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwatra threatens to curb media coverage of recent anti-government protests in the national capital, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The decree was passed in the...

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Venezuelan economic controls lead to newsprint shortage

January 17, 2014 3:30 PM ET

Although nearly all Venezuelan newspapers have websites, many of their readers like to get their news the old-fashioned way: on paper. But that's getting tougher every day amid a critical shortage of newsprint....

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Thai laws on body armor put journalists at risk

January 13, 2014 12:17 PM ET

For the past several weeks journalists and media organizations in Thailand have been preparing for a fresh round of confrontation between anti-government protesters and government security forces. An attempt to paralyze the nation's capital through a protester-led, month-long shutdown...

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India's independent journalism in doubt in election year

January 6, 2014 3:31 PM ET

With the dawn of the new year, India is looking ahead to a national election in May. Recent developments raise questions about the quality and quantity of independent news coverage of the polls as local media come under greater...

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Second worst year on record for jailed journalists

December 18, 2013 12:01 AM ET

For the second consecutive year, Turkey was the world’s leading jailer of journalists, followed closely by Iran and China. The number of journalists in prison globally decreased from a year earlier but remains close to historical highs. A CPJ special...

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Uganda: Block the opposition and block the press

December 11, 2013 4:51 PM ET

Getting rid of an influential opposition figure is a simple two-step process for Uganda's ruling party, the National Resistance Movement: Dismiss the opponent and ensure the press cannot cover it....

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Press stuck in crosshairs of Thai protests

December 9, 2013 11:54 AM ET

Bangkok, December 9, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on both Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government and opposition groups to respect the role of the press in the lead-up to elections scheduled for February 2. Both sides have failed...

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