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Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu awaits her fate

April 15, 2015 12:46 PM ET

A verdict is expected Friday in the case of veteran journalist and staunch government critic Gao Yu. The 71-year-old freelance journalist, who writes about politics, the economy, and social trends for Chinese media in Hong Kong and overseas, was...

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In Turkey, photographer denied entry and freelance journalist goes on trial

April 8, 2015 5:53 PM ET

Istanbul, April 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to improve conditions for international reporters after news reports said German freelance photographer Andy Spyra, who flew to Istanbul to cover the anniversary of the Armenian massacre,...

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In Kyrgyzstan, U.S. journalist deported, his sources harassed

March 30, 2015 6:15 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces the deportation from Kyrgyzstan on Saturday of American freelancer Umar Farooq, who was detained and interrogated by Kyrgyz security services last week, according to news reports....

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Turkish prosecutor indicts Dutch freelancer Fréderike Geerdink

February 3, 2015 6:05 PM ET

Istanbul, February 3, 2015--A Turkish prosecutor has indicted Dutch freelance journalist Fréderike Geerdink for "making propaganda" for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), according to news reports. If convicted, she could face up...

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In China, mainstream media as well as dissidents under increasing pressure

December 17, 2014 12:01 AM ET

In 2014, a record number of journalists imprisoned in China was documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The 44 in prison this year is an increase from 32 in 2013, and is the largest figure for China since...

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Freelancer Luke Somers killed in hostage rescue attempt in Yemen

December 6, 2014 9:25 AM ET

New York, December 6, 2014--Luke Somers, an American freelance journalist held hostage by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed along with fellow hostage Pierre Korkie, a South African teacher, during a failed rescue attempt by U.S. special forces on...

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Threats and attacks against press amid political crisis in Pakistan

September 2, 2014 5:13 PM ET

The ongoing political crisis in Pakistan turned deadly over the weekend with three protesters dead and at least 500 wounded in the capital, Islamabad. As is often the case, the press was not spared from violence, with dozens of...

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Death threats sent to Pakistani journalist Kamran Shafi and his family

August 27, 2014 4:51 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to immediately investigate threats made against Pakistani journalist Kamran Shafi and his family, and to ensure their security....

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Solidarity in wake of Foley's murder inspires jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy

August 26, 2014 5:59 PM ET

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy has been languishing in an Egyptian prison since December. He is waiting for an appeal hearing on his seven-year sentence for "conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood," but it is the murder of American freelancer James...

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Public outcry can make big difference for Washington Post journalist jailed in Iran

August 26, 2014 12:32 PM ET

I met Jason Rezaian in 2003, at Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. We were among the handful of Iranian-American journalists then freelancing in the country, and we were both motivated by the desire to help improve the...

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