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Journalist arrested in Nepal while covering protest

May 25, 2016 4:53 PM ET

New York, May 25, 2016--Police in Nepal arrested the journalist Shesh Narayan Jha on Monday while he was photographing a protester splashing paint on the walls of a government complex in Kathmandu, according to the Federation of Nepali Journalists and...

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Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova ordered released on suspended sentence

May 25, 2016 8:52 AM ET

New York, May 25, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved at the Azerbaijani Supreme Court's decision today to free investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who had been imprisoned on trumped-up charges since December 2014. The court converted Ismayilova's...

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Global Magnitsky Act could be powerful weapon against impunity in journalist murders

May 24, 2016 1:41 PM ET

Last week, the proposed Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act emerged from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee with approval. The bill was passed by the Senate last year. If passed by the full House of Representatives and signed...

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Kazakhstan court sentences journalist to jail over reports on bank

May 23, 2016 6:25 PM ET

New York, May 23, 2016--A Kazakhstan court today convicted and sentenced Guzyal Baydalinova, the editor of the independent news website Nakanune, to a year and a half in prison for deliberately distributing false information, according to news reports. The Committee...

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CPJ urges U.S. President Barack Obama to prioritize press freedom in Vietnam meetings

May 19, 2016 1:28 PM ET

Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's May 23-25, 2016, visit to Vietnam, CPJ urges him to make respect for press freedom a condition for closer diplomatic and economic ties.

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Turkish High Court denies journalist's petition for release from pretrial detention

May 18, 2016 4:36 PM ET

Istanbul, May 18, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision made Tuesday by Turkey's Constitutional Court to reject a petition for release by journalist Mehmet Baransu, who has been held in pretrial detention since March 2015 on charges...

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Journalist covering protests in Egypt jailed for two years

May 16, 2016 4:56 PM ET

Washington, May 16, 2016--A criminal court in Cairo sentenced Ali Abdeen, a photographer for the news website El-Fagr, to two years in jail, according to his outlet. Abdeen, who was sentenced on May 14 alongside 50 others, was convicted of...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 15

May 16, 2016 10:20 AM ET

Veteran columnist pleads 'not guilty' to charges of insulting Erdoğan Veteran journalist Hasan Cemal, a columnist for the news website T24 and a founder of the news website P24, today pleaded not guilty to charges of insulting Turkish President...

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Sudanese journalist held without charge for a month after covering protests

May 12, 2016 10:45 AM ET

New York, May 12, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Sudanese authorities to release Ahmed Zuheir Daoud, a journalist who has been detained for nearly a month without charge. Daoud was arrested on April 13 while reporting on student...

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CPJ writes to Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding imprisoned Tibetan blogger

May 11, 2016 10:59 AM ET

May 11, 2016 Xi Jinping President of the People's Republic of China Zhongnanhai, Xichengqu Beijing The People's Republic of China Dear President Xi: We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, international press-freedom advocacy organization, write to express our...

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