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South African police repeatedly force journalists to delete photos

March 20, 2015 5:19 PM ET

South Africa is synonymous with crime in the eyes of many--as evidenced by the recent mugging of a TV crew live on camera--but for the press, a more sinister threat to freedom lies in the growing number of cases...

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Nigerian journalist threatened, rebuffed by police

March 20, 2015 4:48 PM ET

Lagos, Nigeria, March 20, 2015--A Nigerian journalist told the Committee to Protect Journalists he received threats on Sunday and reported them to the police but had been rebuffed. CPJ condemns the threats and calls on Nigerian authorities to ensure the...

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Russian media regulator denies registration to Crimean news outlets

March 19, 2015 3:53 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the deteriorating media climate in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that was annexed by Russia last year. On April 1, a news agency and a media company face being...

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Journalists detained, beaten in Democratic Republic of Congo

March 17, 2015 2:30 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the right of journalists to do their work without fear of arrest or harm....

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Investigative journalist Carmen Aristegui fired from Mexican radio station

March 17, 2015 10:22 AM ET

She exposed government corruption with investigative reporting that made international headlines, helped launch the Mexicoleaks whistleblower website, and was voted second most powerful woman in the country last year by Forbes Mexico, but Carmen Aristegui, one of the country's...

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Algerian minister threatens to revoke accreditation of foreign press

March 16, 2015 3:37 PM ET

On March 12, 2015, Algerian Communications Minister Hamid Grine said in a press conference that authorities had the right to revoke the accreditation of foreign correspondents if the journalists engaged in insult or defamation, according to news reports....

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Ethiopia denies Temesghen Desalegn access to medical care in jail

March 16, 2015 2:31 PM ET

Nairobi, March 16, 2015--Authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the journalist. Temesghen Desalegn, owner of the now-defunct newsmagazine Feteh (Justice), is serving...

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Russian FSB agents in Crimea charge journalist, interrogate another

March 13, 2015 12:55 PM ET

New York, March 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's repressive actions by Russian security services, the FSB, against two journalists affiliated with an investigative journalism center....

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Journalists assaulted, detained in Myanmar crackdown

March 12, 2015 11:28 AM ET

Bangkok, March 12, 2015--Journalists covering a security force clampdown on a student protest in central Myanmar on Tuesday were harassed, attacked, and detained by police, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the assault on and...

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Press law debate and journalist's release signal hope for Burundi's media

March 10, 2015 2:43 PM ET

Burundi journalists may have more space to report freely ahead of the country's controversial elections this year after the legislative assembly pushed for amendments to a draconian press law and a radio director was released on bail....

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