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Three Somaliland journalists detained in one week

February 22, 2017 2:36 PM ET

Somaliland security forces on February 20, 2017, arrested Mohamed Baashe Hassan, a journalist for the independent broadcaster Star TV, in Hargeisa, the capital of the semi-autonomous region....

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Ivory Coast detains six journalists for reporting on mutiny

February 21, 2017 1:00 PM ET

Police in the Ivory Coast on February 12, 2017, detained Vamara Coulibaly, the publisher of the independent Soir Info and L'Inter newspapers; Hamadou Ziao, editor-in-chief of L'Inter; Jean Bédel Gnago, a journalist with Soir info; Bamba Franck Mamadou, the...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 19

February 21, 2017 9:56 AM ET

Detention of Die Welt Turkey correspondent complicates relations with Germany The detention of Deniz Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, has complicated relations with German officials, the socialist daily Evrensel, the German news website Handelsbatt Global,...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 5

February 6, 2017 9:09 AM ET

German court upholds partial ban on poem satirizing Erdoğan A court in the German city of Hamburg today upheld a previous court's ban on comedian Jan Böhmermann's reciting 18 of 24 verses of a poem satirizing Turkish President Recep...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 29

January 30, 2017 12:44 PM ET

Columnist investigated for referendum comments Prosecutors in Istanbul opened an investigation into Bekir Coşkun, a columnist for the pro-opposition daily newspaper Sözcü, regarding remarks he made in a column about a coming referendum on whether the constitution should be...

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Videographer and blogger detained in Vietnam

January 26, 2017 11:48 AM ET

Bangkok, January 26, 2017--Vietnamese authorities should unconditionally release videographer Nguyen Van Hoa and blogger Tran Thi Nga, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Libyan TV journalist arrested without charge

January 25, 2017 5:56 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 25, 2017--Libyan security forces should charge or release Wiem Ben Zabia, a cameraman for the Libya Panorama Channel (LPC), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces detained Ben Zabia at a checkpoint near the...

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Journalists charged with rioting in Washington

January 24, 2017 5:39 PM ET

New York, January 24, 2017--Authorities in Washington D.C. should drop rioting charges against at least three journalists arrested while covering protests on the day of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Maldives journalists face prison

January 20, 2017 4:18 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2017--Authorities in the Maldives should cease pursuing all criminal charges against journalists from Raajje TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court is expected to sentence Raajje TV journalists Mohamed Wisam and Leevaan Ali...

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Greek police raid newspaper office

January 20, 2017 11:39 AM ET

Roughly 10 police officers on January 10, 2017, raided the Athens headquarters of the Greek daily newspaper Parapolitika and arrested the newspaper's director, Panagiotis Tzenos, Greek and regional media reported. The newspaper's publisher, Yiannis Kourtakis, was taken into custody later...

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