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South Sudan daily Nation Mirror ordered to stop publishing

February 10, 2015 11:31 AM ET

Nairobi, February 10, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ban on independent newspaper Nation Mirror, which was ordered to stop publishing by National Security Service agents in South Sudan's capital Juba, and calls on authorities to immediately reverse the...

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Why García Márquez's work to improve press protection in Colombia is still vital

February 9, 2015 6:10 PM ET

To coincide with Colombia's national day for journalists the Colombian organization Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP) has published its annual report on press freedom conditions. The review of challenges faced by the media in 2014 comes as...

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In India, laws that back the offended force editor into hiding

February 9, 2015 3:45 PM ET

Mumbai may be 7,000 kilometers from Paris but the debate on freedom of expression sparked by coverage of the January 7 attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is close to home for large parts of the Indian press....

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Mexican editor flees after gunmen abduct and beat him

February 6, 2015 4:19 PM ET

Mexico City, February 6, 2015--The editor of a Mexican daily in Matamoros has fled the city after gunmen abducted him from his office on Wednesday and beat him, prompting the paper to say it will stop covering violence. The abduction...

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Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary

February 5, 2015 5:31 PM ET

The Sudanese government has boasted that its freedom of information law, passed by parliament at the end of January, will increase transparency by giving citizens the right to access and publish public information. But with a long history of...

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Police raid, seize books from Malaysian cartoonist's office

February 2, 2015 9:07 AM ET

Bangkok, February 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Malaysian authorities to halt the legal harassment of a Malaysian cartoonist. Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, is a frequent contributor to the news website Malaysiakini and the author...

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Azerbaijan continues press crackdown with jail term and arrest extension

January 29, 2015 5:01 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to end their crackdown on the press after a five-year sentence was handed to reporter Seymur Hazi, according to news reports. The pre-trial detention of investigative reporter...

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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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