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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 3

April 4, 2016 9:53 AM ET

Trial of 46 journalists, media workers resumes The trial of 46 journalists and media workers arrested in December 2011 resumed in Istanbul today. CPJ attended the trial as an observer....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 27

April 1, 2016 9:35 AM ET

Erdoğan, in Washington, says not at war with press; bodyguards insult, harass journalists Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, visiting Washington, on Thursday told the American television station CNN that he and his government were "not at war with the...

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Family of Chinese blogger taken away after being questioned over critical letter

March 25, 2016 5:16 PM ET

New York, March 25, 2016--U.S.-based blogger Wen Yunchao told CPJ today he believes that government officials have detained his parents and brother after two weeks of police questioning the family about his alleged connection to an open letter calling on...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 20

March 21, 2016 9:17 AM ET

Istanbul court rules trial for journalists facing life sentences to be closed to public The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an Istanbul court's decision today to bar the public from the trial of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül,...

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Nigerian police detain publisher

March 10, 2016 6:12 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, March 10, 2016 - Nigerian authorities should immediately release magazine publisher Yomi Olomofe on bail, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police detained Olomofe early this evening in Lagos, after men he had accused of severely...

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After disputed Uganda election, journalists fear prolonged crackdown

February 29, 2016 5:33 PM ET

Twenty nine-year-old photographer Abubaker Lubowa was excited when he was assigned to cover the campaign of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. He told CPJ he did not anticipate that the assignment would mean he would make the news almost as...

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At least one Yemeni journalist taken captive by Houthi forces

February 19, 2016 4:08 PM ET

New York, February 19, 2016 - Pro-Houthi forces took journalist Abdallah al-Minefi from his home in the city of Dhamar, roughly 50 miles south of Sanaa, late on Thursday, his employer reported. His current location is unknown....

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CPJ calls for Turkey to release Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah

February 19, 2016 2:00 AM ET

New York, February 19, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to immediately release Rami Jarrah, a Syrian journalist based in Turkey, who has been held since Wednesday....

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Ugandan radio host arrested mid-broadcast

February 17, 2016 3:22 PM ET

Kampala, February 17, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should immediately drop all charges against radio journalist Richard Mungu Jakican, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Turkish police arrest journalist

February 16, 2016 5:08 PM ET

Istanbul, February 16, 2016 -- Turkish authorities should immediately release Feyyaz İmrak, a correspondent for the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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