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López Obrador's anti-press rhetoric leaves Mexico's journalists feeling exposed

May 6, 2019 11:30 AM ET

During his daily press conference on April 15, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told reporters, "If you go too far, you know what will happen." López Obrador clarified his remarks the following day, saying he meant that the...

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Challenges facing journalists trying to cover latest violence in Venezuela

May 2, 2019 6:07 PM ET

The long-running political crisis in Venezuela escalated on April 30, 2019, after a civilian and military uprising was thwarted by the government of Nicolás Maduro, according to news reports. Opposition leaders Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo Lopez, accompanied by members...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 7, 2019

April 11, 2019 1:05 PM ET

14 trials in one week for Özgür Gündem publisher Over the course of one week, Turkish courts agreed to proceed with 14 cases involving Ziya Çiçekçi, a former publisher of the shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, the Mezopotamya News...

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Nazarbayev's long rule leaves toxic legacy for Kazakhstan's media

April 9, 2019 2:38 PM ET

In 2011, I observed an astonishing spectacle in the Respublika newspaper offices in Almaty, Kazakhstan's financial capital. Journalists were putting a modern-day twist on samizdat, a practice in the Soviet Union whereby dissidents laboriously copied illicit material to circumvent...

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Sudan arrests six critical journalists as protests continue

January 28, 2019 5:40 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to release at least six journalists who have been detained in recent days after covering widespread antigovernment protests calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the political crisis in Venezuela

January 25, 2019 5:24 PM ET

UPDATED: This safety advisory was updated on February 20, 2019. In response to disputed election results, Venezuelans from both sides have taken to the streets in recent weeks, according to news reports. The crisis began following the inauguration of...

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Libyan photojournalist killed by shelling during Tripoli clashes

January 23, 2019 12:46 PM ET

New York, January 23, 2019--The killing of freelancer Mohamed Ben Khalifa in Libya underscores the dangers for photojournalists working in conflict zones, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ben Khalifa, a photographer who contributed to outlets including The...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than...

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Militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham threatens to execute Syrian journalist Amjed al-Maleh

December 11, 2018 4:32 PM ET

Beirut, December 11, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed grave concern about the fate of Syrian journalist Amjed al-Maleh. According to news reports, Syrian militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham threatened to execute al-Maleh, a Syrian freelance journalist and...

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CPJ alarmed by detention of German freelance reporter in Venezuela

November 29, 2018 2:17 PM ET

Miami, November 29, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the detention in Venezuela of German freelance journalist Billy Six. Venezuelan counterintelligence agents detained Six in the northwestern state of Falcón on November 17, according to his...

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