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Press threatened and detained as Egypt marks uprising anniversary

January 26, 2015 8:14 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the harassment and detention of journalists in Egypt on Sunday during mass demonstrations to mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011....

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Imprisoned Russian journalist sentenced to new three-year jail term

January 22, 2015 5:44 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction and three-year sentence handed to critical reporter Sergei Reznik in Russia today and calls on authorities to overturn the verdict on appeal....

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Classifying media and encryption as a threat is danger to press freedom

January 21, 2015 4:26 PM ET

The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country's drift toward a more restrictive environment for...

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How Ecuador's plans to make communications a public service is threat to free press

January 20, 2015 5:57 PM ET

Attempts to amend Ecuador's constitution to categorize communications as a "public service" has sparked a fierce debate, with one critic drawing comparisons to the way dictators such as Stalin and Hitler used the press as a propaganda tool, and...

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In South Korea, deportation and defamation cases mark slide in press freedom

January 16, 2015 11:56 AM ET

South Korea has been hailed by many as a bastion for democracy and press freedom, especially in comparison to its twin to the north, which for years has been featured on the Committee to Protect Journalists' most censored list....

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How Sri Lanka's new president can ease decade of repressive press measures

January 12, 2015 5:55 PM ET

The stunning defeat of Sri Lanka's incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa by challenger Maithripala Sirisena on Friday has given way to questions about what changes, if any, will come for press freedom in a country that had grown deeply repressive...

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News rationed as Venezuela seeks to control newsprint imports

January 8, 2015 4:38 PM ET

Venezuelan newspapers have traditionally handed out hundreds of courtesy copies in their lobbies and at hotels. But Correo del Caroní, an independent daily in the industrial city of Ciudad Guayana, treats every edition as if it were precious and...

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Gambia radio station censored, director harassed after foiled coup

January 8, 2015 3:26 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, January 8, 2015--An independent radio station that Gambian authorities ordered to stop broadcasting from January 1 to 4 after a failed coup attempt in the country has been allowed back on air, but ordered to play only music,...

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China's long-distance tactic to suppress Uighur coverage

January 7, 2015 7:00 AM ET

When we conduct the research for our annual list of jailed journalists, we rely on a range of sources. And we come across a lot of information that doesn't always make it on to our list. With China once again...

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In Cuba, case for harassing press has collapsed

December 22, 2014 12:06 PM ET

Throughout the years, the Cuban government has justified the imprisonment of independent journalists on charges that they were acting against the State's sovereignty at the behest of the United States. During the so-called Black Spring in March 2003, when...

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