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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 24

July 25, 2016 11:37 AM ET

At least 48 journalists detained in one week Police in Turkey detained at least 48 journalists in the past week, according to the independent news website P24 and the Twitter account of Ben Gazeteciyim, a volunteer association of Turkish...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 17

July 18, 2016 11:26 AM ET

Police raid and seal Meydan offices Istanbul police raided the offices of the pro-Hizmet daily Meydan at about 5 p.m. yesterday, local press reported. Police searched the offices in the Şirinevler district for three hours and confiscated documents, before...

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Thailand harasses critical website ahead of constitutional vote

July 12, 2016 5:56 PM ET

New York, July 12, 2016 - Thai authorities should cease harassing independent news website Prachatai and drop all charges against one of its journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Reporters Without Borders representative, two others jailed in Turkey

June 20, 2016 2:59 PM ET

New York, June 20, 2016--Authorities should immediately release and drop all charges against two human rights defenders and a journalist arrested in Istanbul, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Istanbul today ordered Erol Önderoğlu, the...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 19

June 20, 2016 11:22 AM ET

Court indicts TV journalist on terrorism charges for tweets The Bakırköy Second Court of Serious Crimes in Istanbul indicted Hamza Aktan, news editor at the pro-Kurdish television station IMC TV, on charges of "making propaganda for a [terrorist] organization"...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 12

June 13, 2016 12:06 PM ET

Constitutional Court rejects journalist's appeal Turkey's Constitutional Court today ruled that journalist Mehmet Baransu's constitutional right to freedom of expression and the constitution's guarantees of press freedom were not contravened in the journalist's March 2015 arrest in connection with...

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In Mexico, covering state elections brings risk of threats and violence

June 10, 2016 5:27 PM ET

As the June 5 elections approached, the anonymous phone calls to Mexican journalist Pedro Canché became more frequent and more ominous. "The Caribbean is a big sea, you'll never be found," one said. "I hope you've written a will,"...

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Leaders of Egypt's Journalists' Syndicate referred to trial

May 31, 2016 5:35 PM ET

Washington, May 31, 2016 -- Egyptian prosecutors should drop all charges against leaders of the country's Journalists' Syndicate and cease harassing them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police detained syndicate chair Yehia Qallash and board members Khaled...

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Chinese blogger detained for 'provoking trouble'

May 23, 2016 4:28 PM ET

New York, May 23, 2016 - Chinese authorities should immediately release blogger and commentator Wei Manyi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police have detained the blogger for almost a week on suspicion of "provoking trouble."...

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Nigerian journalists detained for investigating alleged water theft

May 23, 2016 1:18 PM ET

Police and officials from the Benue State Water Board detained Pius Iroja Angbo, a correspondent with the independent Channels Television, and cameraman Mike Umele, for roughly four hours on May 18, 2016, Angbo told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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