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Journalists arrested without charge in Djibouti

January 15, 2016 11:18 AM ET

New York, January 15, 2016 - Officials in Djibouti should immediately release two journalists arrested this week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Kadar Abdi Ibrahim on Thursday, and arrested Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss on Monday, but have...

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Iran arrests journalists, bans newspaper ahead of elections

January 11, 2016 6:32 PM ET

New York, January 11, 2016--Iranian authorities should immediately release Farzad Pourmoradi, Meysam Mohammadi, and all journalists detained for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities should furthermore lift the ban on the daily newspaper Bahar, CPJ said....

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Ugandan editors arrested for refusing to reveal a source

January 8, 2016 4:16 PM ET

Ugandan police on January 8, 2016, released two Ugandan editors after holding them without contact with the outside world for 24 hours for failing to reveal the source for a photograph published in their respective publications....

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CPJ calls on Egypt to release imprisoned journalist

November 19, 2015 6:27 PM ET

New York, November 19--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egypt to release Abdelrahman Abu Ouf, deputy editor-in-chief of Al Mesryoon, who was arrested Saturday, according to reports. The ongoing crackdown on press also included the brief detention of a...

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CPJ calls on Egypt to release investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat

November 8, 2015 4:25 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities to immediately release investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat. Bahgat, who writes for Mada Masr, a progressive website that publishes news and opinion in English and Arabic, faces charges...

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Burundian journalist arrested in Democratic Republic of Congo

October 19, 2015 6:36 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of Egide Mwemero, a Burundian journalist who, according to the managing director of his radio station and local reports, was arrested in Uvira in eastern Democratic Republic of...

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Privatizing censorship in fight against extremism is risk to press freedom

October 16, 2015 10:17 AM ET

"We're stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL's propaganda, especially online," President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders' Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase...

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In Thailand, cartoonist detained and warned he could be prosecuted

October 5, 2015 11:14 AM ET

Bangkok, October 5, 2015--Authorities in Thailand briefly detained Sakda Sae Iao, a prominent editorial cartoonist with the local language Thai Rath newspaper, on Sunday and warned he could be prosecuted for his future work, according to news reports. The Committee...

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Don't Forget Rasool: In international reporting, local journalists often suffer

September 21, 2015 12:30 PM ET

When two journalists from VICE, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, were arrested with Iraqi journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool on August 28, a familiar scenario unfolded. A week later, Hanrahan and Pendlebury were released following a media flurry and worldwide attention....

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In Azerbaijan, Meydan TV reporters harassed, jailed

September 18, 2015 3:41 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of independent news outlet Meydan TV by Azerbaijani authorities. This week Shirin Abbasov, a reporter for the outlet, was imprisoned, authorities searched the home of another of its...

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