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Nigeria detains 13 journalists, bloggers, and media workers

September 29, 2016 2:21 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, September 29, 2016 -- Nigerian authorities should immediately release at least 11 journalists, bloggers, and media support staff detained in recent days across the country and stop harassing the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ welcomes UN Human Rights resolution on releasing jailed journalists, right to encryption

September 29, 2016 11:23 AM ET

Washington, September 29, 2016--The United Nations Human Rights Council's annual resolution on journalist safety for the first time urges all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists. The resolution, co-sponsored by 87 countries and adopted today in Geneva, raises new concerns...

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Russian journalist to be tried for alleging election irregularities

September 27, 2016 10:10 PM ET

New York, September 27, 2016―Russian authorities should drop all charges against investigative journalist Denis Korotkov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Korotkov, a correspondent for the independent news website Fontanka, is scheduled to appear before a Saint Petersburg court...

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How Nigeria's cybercrime law is being used to try to muzzle the press

September 21, 2016 12:35 PM ET

Since Nigeria's cybercrime act was voted into law in May 2015 authorities have used the accusation of cyber stalking to harass and press charges against at least five bloggers who criticized politicians and businessmen online and through social media....

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Mission Journal: Gag orders make Jordan's journalists skeptical of reform

August 31, 2016 12:52 PM ET

Sitting uncomfortably in her chair because of a soccer injury, the Jordanian radio host Diala Dabbas said, "I know we are banned from talking about the king, his family, and the divine, but now I am also afraid to...

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Two Congolese journalists held by police for critical reporting on military

July 15, 2016 6:06 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arbitrary detention of two radio journalists in the Ituri district of Oriental Province in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and calls on Congolese officials to...

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Ugandan minister warns media not to cover protests

May 9, 2016 4:37 PM ET

Nairobi, May 9, 2016 - Ugandan authorities should cease attempting to intimidate journalists in an effort to keep them from covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Djibouti expels BBC journalists ahead of elections

April 6, 2016 2:18 PM ET

Nairobi, April 6, 2016-Djibouti should ensure that journalists can report on presidential elections without harassment or fear of expulsion, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, condemning Djiboutian authorities' recent expulsion of a team of BBC journalists from the country....

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Congo imposes total communications blackout during election

March 22, 2016 4:15 PM ET

New York, March 22, 2016 -The government of the Republic of Congo should immediately lift the total communications blackout it imposed before the March 20 presidential elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzanian journalist abducted, beaten for Zanzibar election coverage

March 22, 2016 3:44 PM ET

Unknown assailants abducted Salma Said, a reporter with the Kiswahili-language Mwananchi ("Citizen") newspaper and a correspondent for Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, shortly after the journalist arrived at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport on March 18, 2016, according...

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