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Egyptian journalist Shawkan on his 600 days in prison

April 10, 2015 3:13 PM ET

"Photography is not just a hobby for me. It is an actual way of life. It's not just how you hold a camera and snap a picture. It's the way that you see life and everything around you."...

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CPJ concerned by arrest of Bangladeshi journalist and his treatment in custody

April 1, 2015 2:35 PM ET

New York, April 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on Bangladeshi authorities to release a detained journalist and probe allegations that he was mistreated in custody. Mizanur Rahman has been in jail since March 17, according to news...

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Three journalists arrested in Maldives while covering protests

March 26, 2015 2:36 PM ET

March 26, 2015, New York--Authorities in the Maldives should immediately release three journalists detained this week while covering political demonstrations in the archipelago nation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar convicts two journalists on defamation charges

March 19, 2015 1:14 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2015--Two journalists in Myanmar were convicted of defamation on Wednesday and sentenced to two months in jail, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and calls on authorities in Myanmar to...

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Journalists detained, beaten in Democratic Republic of Congo

March 17, 2015 2:30 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the right of journalists to do their work without fear of arrest or harm....

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Ethiopia denies Temesghen Desalegn access to medical care in jail

March 16, 2015 2:31 PM ET

Nairobi, March 16, 2015--Authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the journalist. Temesghen Desalegn, owner of the now-defunct newsmagazine Feteh (Justice), is serving...

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How many more? CPJ remembers journalists killed covering Syria

March 13, 2015 10:34 AM ET

On March 15 the fourth anniversary of the start of the Syrian uprising will be marked. No one knew in the early days of unrest how events would escalate, let alone how the entire region and the journalists covering...

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CPJ joins call to renew mandate of human rights rapporteur in Iran

March 12, 2015 12:27 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 35 human rights groups, today joined a call for member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran...

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Journalists assaulted, detained in Myanmar crackdown

March 12, 2015 11:28 AM ET

Bangkok, March 12, 2015--Journalists covering a security force clampdown on a student protest in central Myanmar on Tuesday were harassed, attacked, and detained by police, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the assault on and...

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Nigeria police detain, charge journalists for reporting on oil tycoon

March 11, 2015 10:57 AM ET

Nigerian police arrested Emmanuel Fateman, assistant editor of the Abuja-based National Waves magazine, and Joseph Jolayemi, a graphics editor for the magazine, on December 16, 2014, and held them without charge for more than two months, according to news reports....

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