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Egypt arrests three journalists in five days, whereabouts of two unknown

October 26, 2015 2:33 PM ET

New York, October 26, 2015--At least three journalists have been arrested in the past five days in Egypt, and the whereabouts of two of them are unknown, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities...

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Two British filmmakers on trial in Indonesia over visa regulations

October 22, 2015 3:52 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the continued detention and trial of two British filmmakers who have been held in Indonesia since May 28. They are being held with the general prison population...

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CPJ and VICE News call on Turkey to #FreeRasool

October 21, 2015 2:26 PM ET

It has been more than seven weeks since Iraqi journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool was arrested in Turkey alongside Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, two British journalists from VICE News. But whereas Hanrahan and Pendlebury were released a week later, Rasool...

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Chinese journalist accused of illegally acquiring state secrets

October 19, 2015 3:18 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2015--Chinese authorities should immediately release an award-winning journalist who has been held since October 8 and accused of illegally acquiring state secrets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Liu Wei is an investigative reporter for...

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Privatizing censorship in fight against extremism is risk to press freedom

October 16, 2015 10:17 AM ET

"We're stepping up our efforts to discredit ISIL's propaganda, especially online," President Barack Obama told delegates at the Leaders' Summit on Countering Violent Extremism last month. The social media counter-offensive comes amid U.N. reports of a 70 percent increase...

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In Ethiopia, Zone 9 bloggers acquitted of terrorism charges

October 16, 2015 9:46 AM ET

Nairobi, October 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the acquittal by an Ethiopian court today of four Zone 9 bloggers charged with terrorism. Abel Wabella, Atnaf Berhane, and Natnail Feleke, jailed since April 2014, are scheduled to be released...

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In Ethiopia, drawn out Zone 9 trial serves to further punish bloggers

October 14, 2015 6:42 PM ET

On Friday the Zone 9 bloggers are due to appear in court in Ethiopia for the 39th time since their arrest in April 2014. Endalk Chala, a co-founder of the group which is being honored with an International Press...

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CPJ calls for charges to be dropped against Turkish editor

October 14, 2015 2:27 PM ET

New York, October 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison of Bülent Keneş, editor-in-chief of the English-language daily Today's Zaman, who was arrested on Friday on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter....

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Poor trade-off: Jailed journalists released into exile as Vietnam pushes for weapons deal

October 6, 2015 12:24 PM ET

In September, Vietnamese blogger Ta Phong Tan was released after serving three years of a 10-year prison term and was immediately flown to Los Angeles. In October 2014 Tan's colleague Nguyen Van Hai, whom she co-founded the Free Journalists...

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Beyond the pardons, press freedom still under threat in Egypt

September 29, 2015 6:09 PM ET

Today the Committee to Protect Journalists hosted a press conference for three Al-Jazeera journalists who have been convicted in absentia in Egypt. The journalists expressed solidarity with other members of the press who have been charged by the Egyptian...

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