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ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of journalists

February 14, 2018 3:14 PM ET

New York, February 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed today by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately repeal its...

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Ahead of elections, Brazil's police announce plan to crackdown on 'fake news'

January 30, 2018 10:35 AM ET

In November last year, Brazilian police stopped a truck on a highway in the center of the country and, after a thorough search, discovered more than six tons of marijuana stashed in false compartments. The truck had the name...

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Ahead of March elections, Egypt extends state of emergency and tightens censorship

January 12, 2018 4:04 PM ET

The New York Times reported this week that Egypt ordered a criminal investigation into the paper over its report alleging that an intelligence officer told several TV hosts they should persuade viewers to accept President Donald Trump's decision to...

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Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

January 4, 2018 5:23 PM ET

Nairobi, January 4, 2017--Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel and owns a local radio station, City FM, the Committee to Protect...

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Somaliland journalist detained without charge over false news claim

December 20, 2017 1:43 PM ET

Police in Gabiley arrested Abdirisak Dayib Ali on December 5, 2017 for allegedly publishing a false report on the news website Gabiley News earlier that month, according to his lawyer, Guleid Ahmed Jama, and Mohamud Abdi Jama, chair of the...

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak...

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Russia's RT network says it complied with US order to register as foreign agent

November 13, 2017 12:03 PM ET

New York, November 13, 2017--The Russian government-funded international news network RT, formerly Russia Today, said that it complied today with a U.S. Department of Justice order for it to register as a foreign agent. Ordering foreign outlets to register...

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Correa's legacy leaves a long road to recovery for Ecuador's journalists

November 2, 2017 1:56 PM ET

Since taking office in May, Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno has pledged to end a decade-long battle between the government and the media. But several reporters and editors with whom CPJ spoke said that the anti-press campaign carried out by...

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Somaliland court jails journalist for 18 months

October 10, 2017 4:20 PM ET

Nairobi, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer....

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Pakistani journalist faces terrorism and defamation charges for article critical of regional government

October 4, 2017 6:17 PM ET

New York, October 4, 2017--Authorities in Pakistan should drop charges against journalist Shabbir Siham, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan region summoned Siham for a hearing on October 7 on accusations...

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