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CPJ urges Egypt to adopt more open press climate

March 9, 2015 2:11 PM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about the climate for press freedom in Egypt and to follow up on meetings we had last month with several high-level officials in your administration.

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Radio journalists given hefty fines in Somalia, one still detained

March 3, 2015 11:20 AM ET

Nairobi, March 3, 2015--A Somali court in Mogadishu on Sunday convicted one journalist of public incitement and two others of publishing false news and imposed harsh fines on them, according to news reports. The journalists are out of prison,...

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In fight against extremism, press freedom must not be compromised

February 20, 2015 5:59 PM ET

In an effort to counter extremists and militant groups who use a mix of violence and social media to spread their message, a summit was held in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss how to counter violent extremism. While...

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CPJ joins call for Syria to release three press freedom defenders from jail

February 17, 2015 2:20 PM ET

Three years ago Syrian Air Force Intelligence agents raided the office of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression in Damascus, arresting all who were present. While some of those arrested were later released, Mazen Darwish, Hani al-Zitani,...

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Mission Journal: In Egypt, glimmer of hope in bleak press environment

February 13, 2015 3:58 PM ET

After a series of high-level meetings to discuss press freedom concerns with Egyptian officials in Cairo this week, it was heartening to hear that journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been granted bail after more than 400...

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Khadija Ismayilova slammed with new charges in Azerbaijan

February 13, 2015 1:05 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2015--The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office today charged Khadija Ismayilova, an award-winning investigative journalist, with embezzlement, illegal business, tax evasion, and abuse of power, regional and international press reported. The new charges came the same week that...

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CPJ calls on Egypt to free Al-Jazeera journalists

February 11, 2015 2:17 PM ET

New York, February 11, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, whose retrial is scheduled to begin on Thursday. A court said it had...

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Cartoonist detained for critical tweets in Malaysia

February 11, 2015 9:20 AM ET

Bangkok, February 11, 2015--Malaysian authorities arrested a political cartoonist on Tuesday on accusations of sedition, according to news reports. Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, was detained after posting critical tweets about a court decision to imprison the...

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Azerbaijan must immediately release Khadija Ismayilova

February 6, 2015 2:58 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2015--The Baku Appeals Court today upheld a lower court's decision to extend the pretrial detention of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova to March 24, according to regional press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for Ismayilova's...

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CPJ welcomes release of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

February 1, 2015 10:42 AM ET

February 1, 2015--Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was serving a seven-year prison sentence in Egypt for "conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood," was deported today, according to Egypt's state-run news agency. Greste, who is Australian, was arrested in December 2013 with...

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