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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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Four American journalists arrested in Bahrain

February 15, 2016 3:23 PM ET

New York, February 15, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of four American journalists arrested in Bahrain yesterday while reporting on the anniversary of the launch of mass opposition protests on February 14, 2011....

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Turkish journalist arrested for posts on social media

February 8, 2016 3:07 PM ET

Istanbul, February 8, 2016--Turkish authorities should immediately release Hayri Tunç, a reporter for the independent news website Jiyan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Burundi arrests two foreign correspondents in wider crackdown

January 29, 2016 4:49 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Burundi to stop harassing journalists and allow them to freely report on events in the country. At least three journalists have been briefly detained in...

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Kenya detains blogger for two days

January 25, 2016 12:55 PM ET

Kenyan police arrested freelance journalist and blogger Yassin Juma on January 23, after he used social media to post photos of the aftermath of a deadly, January 15, Al-Shabaab attack on an African Union military base in Somalia, according to...

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