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Turkish journalist arrested for posts on social media

February 8, 2016 3:07 PM ET

Istanbul, February 8, 2016--Turkish authorities should immediately release Hayri Tunç, a reporter for the independent news website Jiyan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ urges full, independent investigation into killing of journalists in Yemen

February 2, 2016 5:42 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2016 - Investigations into the killing in Yemen of journalists and other civilians in airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition should be thorough and impartial, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Growing fears as more Afghan journalists and media workers come under the gun

February 1, 2016 2:22 PM ET

New York, February 1, 2016 -- The fatal shooting of senior Afghan broadcast journalist Mohammad Zubair Khaksar on Friday and the beating of freelance reporter Yahya Jawahari on Sunday further raise concerns for the safety of Afghan journalists, the...

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Burundi arrests two foreign correspondents in wider crackdown

January 29, 2016 4:49 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Burundi to stop harassing journalists and allow them to freely report on events in the country. At least three journalists have been briefly detained in...

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Uganda forces radio station off the air ahead of elections

January 28, 2016 10:21 AM ET

New York, January 28, 2016 -- Ugandan regulators should immediately allow the privately owned radio station Endigyito FM to resume broadcasts, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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As editor-informant Li Xin disappears, journalists share their experiences with China's security services

January 25, 2016 5:39 PM ET

The case of Li Xin, a journalist who disappeared in Thailand in January after telling the international press in November he had fled China after being forced to work for years as a government informant, has shed light on...

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Kenya detains blogger for two days

January 25, 2016 12:55 PM ET

Kenyan police arrested freelance journalist and blogger Yassin Juma on January 23, after he used social media to post photos of the aftermath of a deadly, January 15, Al-Shabaab attack on an African Union military base in Somalia, according to...

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Press trying to cover politics in Uganda face restrictions, attacks

January 15, 2016 4:37 PM ET

January 15, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that journalists in Uganda are being prevented from freely covering Parliament and campaigning for next month's presidential elections. The government announced this week that journalists without a university qualification will be...

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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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Kenyan journalist arrested

January 12, 2016 3:06 PM ET

Kenyan police arrested journalist Elijah Kinyanjui Maina in the town of Nakuru, roughly 160 kilometres (99 miles) northwest of Nairobi, on January 12, 2016, and released him that evening, according to news reports. Maina is managing editor of the website...

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