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CPJ calls on Egypt to release imprisoned journalist

November 19, 2015 6:27 PM ET

New York, November 19--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egypt to release Abdelrahman Abu Ouf, deputy editor-in-chief of Al Mesryoon, who was arrested Saturday, according to reports. The ongoing crackdown on press also included the brief detention of a...

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Vietnamese bloggers held for over 18 months in pre-trial detention

November 19, 2015 12:36 PM ET

Bangkok, November 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Vietnam to immediately release Nguyen Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, who have been held in pre-trial detention since May 5, 2014 on anti-state charges over articles posted...

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CPJ joins call for UN members to push Iran on rights

November 12, 2015 3:20 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 35 other organizations in calling on member states of the U.N. General Assembly to vote in favor of a resolution for the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran. The vote...

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In Jordan, TV anchor charged under cybercrimes law for Facebook post

November 6, 2015 6:03 PM ET

Washington D.C., November 6, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Jordan to release TV anchor Tareq Abu al-Ragheb who was arrested Tuesday for posting allegedly insulting comments on Facebook, according to reports....

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Two editors at critical magazine Nokta arrested in Turkey for election coverage

November 4, 2015 5:41 PM ET

Istanbul, November 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of two editors in Istanbul Monday and calls on authorities to immediately release them. Cevheri Güven and Murat Çapan, of the privately owned weekly magazine Nokta, were arrested in...

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Iran steps up pressure on media with arrests of at least five journalists

November 4, 2015 1:24 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that Iranian authorities have recently detained at least five local journalists, including the reformist journalists Issa Saharkhiz and Ehsan Mazandarani, and reporter Saman Sarfarzaee, who were...

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In China, harsh penalties for 'false news' make it harder for reporters to work

October 30, 2015 5:29 PM ET

China's journalists and bloggers, already under threat of persecution, face new risks from November 1, when amendments to the country's criminal law come into effect. Under the amendment, passed in August by legislative body the National People's Congress, those convicted...

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Ethiopia denies imprisoned journalist visitation rights, medical treatment

October 30, 2015 3:18 PM ET

Local friends and relatives of journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who is serving a three-year jail term, said that Ethiopian prison authorities in Ziway Prison have denied him medical treatment and all prison visits....

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Journalist arrested in restive Chhattisgarh state in India

October 27, 2015 2:44 PM ET

On September 29, 2015, police in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh arrested a journalist on what his colleagues said were fabricated charges in connection with his reporting on human rights abuses by local authorities, according to news reports....

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In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears

October 27, 2015 7:00 AM ET

Hard-earned press freedom in Tunisia is under threat as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and security services sensitive to criticism in the wake of deadly terror attacks. While Islamist militants threaten the media, the government introduces restrictive legislation and...

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