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Four journalists arrested in Egypt

September 30, 2016 12:51 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2016 - Egyptian authorities should immediately drop all charges against four journalists arrested in Cairo this week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The three journalists still in detention told their lawyer security forces...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 25

September 27, 2016 10:11 AM ET

Reporter arraigned on terrorism charges for having app on phone A court in the southern Turkish city of Isparta on September 24 arraigned Ramazan Alkan, a reporter for the pro-government, Islamist daily Yeni Akit on terrorism charges for having...

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Oman sentences three journalists to prison

September 26, 2016 4:16 PM ET

New York, September 26, 2016 - An Omani court today sentenced three journalists from the independent newspaper Azamn to prison and ordered the newspaper closed after it published allegations of judicial corruption, according to human rights groups and news reports....

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Appeals court upholds anti-state prison sentences for Vietnamese bloggers

September 23, 2016 11:25 AM ET

Bangkok, September 23, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned a Vietnamese appellate court ruling yesterday to uphold the convictions on anti-state charges of two independent bloggers....

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CPJ joins call for Montenegro to free imprisoned journalist Jovo Martinović

September 19, 2016 11:51 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with the Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders, today wrote a joint letter to Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović protesting the 11-month pretrial detention of freelance journalist Jovo Martinović, who has been...

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Why proposed bill could mean the end of independent journalism in Iran

September 12, 2016 4:45 PM ET

The Iranian government will address the United Nation's General Assembly this month for the last time before President Hassan Rouhani seeks re-election next year. The international appearance would be a good chance for Rouhani's administration to discuss its record...

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Ethiopian journalist Yusuf Getachew released from jail

September 10, 2016 12:32 PM ET

New York, September 10, 2016--Ethiopian authorities today released Yusuf Getachew, editor-in-chief of Ye Muslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs), who has been imprisoned since his arrest in July 2012, a relative of the journalist told CPJ. Yusuf was freed on the day...

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Journalist detained over criminal defamation complaint in Bangladesh

September 6, 2016 1:48 PM ET

Bangkok, September 6, 2016--Bangladeshi journalist Siddiqur Rahman Khan has been detained since September 1 after a criminal defamation complaint was filed against him under Article 57 of the 2006 Information and Communication Technology Act, according to news reports. The Committee...

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Proposed cyber-security bill threatens media freedom in Bangladesh

August 24, 2016 3:20 PM ET

Bangkok, August 24, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Bangladesh's legislature to scrap proposed cyber-security legislation that would impose severe penalties for disseminating online material deemed to be anti-state or a threat to national security or public order....

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CPJ joins call for Sultan of Oman to end persecution of Azamn journalists

August 24, 2016 9:00 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders today sent a letter to Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, to draw his attention to the prosecution of three journalists from the independent daily newspaper, Azamn....

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