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Egyptian journalist alleges torture, whereabouts unknown

March 3, 2016 8:42 AM ET

New York, March 3, 2016 - Egyptian authorities should immediately charge or release journalist Sabry Anwar and order an independent and thorough investigation into claims he has been tortured, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces arrested Anwar,...

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The business of censorship: Documents show how Weibo filters sensitive news in China

March 3, 2016 8:00 AM ET

When journalists at the Guangdong-based Southern Weekly found that their 2013 new year editorial had been changed, without their knowledge, to exalt the virtues of the Communist Party, they took their outrage to the Chinese microblogging site Weibo....

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'Prison is the equivalent of a death sentence for him,' son of journalist jailed in Iran says

March 2, 2016 12:34 PM ET

The son of imprisoned Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz says his father's health has deteriorated and he has lost a worrying amount of weight since being sent to Evin prison last November. In an interview with CPJ, Mehdi Saharkhiz said...

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Press freedom crisis in India's Chhattisgarh state deepens as two journalists flee Bastar

February 29, 2016 6:15 PM ET

New York, February 29, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the deteriorating climate for the press in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh and calls on authorities to ensure that journalists can work there without fear of...

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CPJ asks European Union to prioritize press freedom in talks with Azerbaijan

February 26, 2016 3:44 PM ET

CPJ writes to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini to ask her to make press freedom a priority in her February 29, 2016, talks in Baku.

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CPJ calls on Turkey to drop charges against Cumhuriyet journalists

February 26, 2016 11:43 AM ET

Istanbul, February 26, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the conditional release today of Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, and calls on authorities to drop all charges against them. The two, who...

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Tibetan blogger jailed for three years for 'inciting separatism'

February 22, 2016 3:27 PM ET

New York, February 22, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the sentencing of Tibetan blogger Druklo to three years in prison on charges including inciting separatism....

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Jordanian journalist held incommunicado in Abu Dhabi for two months

February 12, 2016 4:19 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that Abu Dhabi has detained Jordanian journalist Tayseer al-Najjar for two months without disclosing any charges against him or allowing him contact with the outside world....

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Bahrain upholds prison sentence against photographer

February 9, 2016 3:29 PM ET

Washington, February 9, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Bahrain's imprisonment of photographer Ahmed al-Fardan. A Bahraini appeals court on February 3 upheld the photojournalist's three-month prison sentence on charges of participating in an unlicensed protest, according to...

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Justice delayed for Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan

February 5, 2016 3:05 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the prolonged trial of photographer Mahmoud Abou Zeid, who has been in jail for more than 900 days. Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, was...

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