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Scores of journalists harassed, detained amid Egypt protests

April 25, 2016 4:51 PM ET

New York, April 25, 2016--Egyptian authorities should immediately cease detaining and harassing journalists, and allow them to do their jobs, including allowing them to cover street protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 24

April 25, 2016 10:32 AM ET

Erdoğan says response to "sleaze" of EU's press-freedom criticism beneath his dignity "Providing an answer to this worthlessness and sleaze would not be very appropriate for the president of Turkey," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters in Croatia...

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Staff of Somaliland newspapers face charges

April 22, 2016 4:21 PM ET

Nairobi, April 22, 2016 - Authorities in Somaliland should immediately drop all legal charges against journalists for their work and ensure that they can do their jobs without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least...

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Australian television journalists detained for two weeks in Lebanon

April 21, 2016 12:54 PM ET

Four television journalists with the Australian broadcaster Channel Nine were released from a Lebanese prison on April 20, 2016, after two weeks in detention, Beirut's English-language Daily Star newspaper reported....

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Russian security forces raid homes of Crimean journalists

April 19, 2016 5:43 PM ET

New York, April 19, 2016 -- Russian authorities should stop harassing journalists in Crimea and should allow them to do their work without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Federal Security Service (FSB) officers raided the...

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CPJ writes to Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović on behalf of detained journalist

April 19, 2016 12:40 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Milo Đukanović, prime minister of Montenegro, to instruct authorities to charge or release detained journalist Jovo Martinović.

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Kenyan journalist held overnight at police station

April 18, 2016 1:48 PM ET

David Odongo, a journalist with the privately owned weekly Nairobian newspaper was summoned to Nairobi's Embakasi police station for questioning the evening of April 15, 2016, according to the Kenya Union of Journalists and news reports. Not long after he...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 17

April 18, 2016 9:08 AM ET

Trial resumes for journalists facing multiple life sentences The trial of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, editor and Ankara bureau chief, respectively, of Cumhuriyet newspaper resumed behind closed doors in Istanbul today. The court today denied prosecutors' request to...

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Police detain Mexican journalists covering protest

April 12, 2016 3:07 PM ET

Police on April 6, 2016, briefly detained two journalists covering a protest at the seat of government for the Múgica municipality in the central Mexican state of Michoacán....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 10

April 11, 2016 8:57 AM ET

Merkel approves prosecution of German comic for insulting Erdoğan German Chancellor Angela Merkel today told reporters the German government would allow prosecutors to act on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's request that television satirist Jan Böhmermann be prosecuted for...

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