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CPJ calls for a renewed investigation in Askarov's case

June 12, 2014 1:30 PM ET

New York, June 12, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Bishkek City Court's refusal to open a new investigation into the case of Azimjon Askarov, a journalist and human rights defender who has been imprisoned in Kyrgyzstan since...

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Harsh sentence in Egypt daunting for the press

June 11, 2014 2:06 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the 15-year jail sentence given today to Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd el-Fattah, and at least 24 other defendants, on charges of attacking a police officer and protesting the...

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Time to end a five-year crackdown in Iran

June 10, 2014 3:22 PM ET

This Thursday, CPJ will launch a social media campaign calling for the end of the press crackdown that began on June 12, 2009, the day of Iran's tumultuous presidential elections....

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CPJ welcomes release of Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen in China

June 5, 2014 12:41 PM ET

New York, June 5, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of Tibetan documentary filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who was jailed in China in 2008 for shooting the film, "Leaving Fear Behind," which documents conditions faced by Tibetans under...

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Q&A: Indian journalist Sudhir Dhawale discusses his release from prison

June 3, 2014 4:00 PM ET

After languishing in jail for 40 months, Mumbai-based journalist and activist Sudhir Dhawale has walked free. Dhawale was the only journalist in jail in India in late 2013, according to CPJ's annual prison census. With his release, there are currently...

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Press freedom is now el-Sisi's choice

June 3, 2014 2:02 PM ET

Egypt's newly elected leader, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, will have to face many challenges as president, including the real crisis that confronts freedom of the press in the country. Things were never good for the press in Egypt, but they have worsened...

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Ethiopia's independent publishers may face another hurdle

May 22, 2014 3:38 PM ET

In what appears to be one of a collection of measures to silence the press ahead of 2015 elections, Ethiopian authorities in the Communications Ministry are preparing a new system to control the distribution of print media. Privately owned...

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Saudi censorship blurs lines between journalism, activism

May 20, 2014 4:59 PM ET

Since the surprise Arab uprisings of 2011, the Saudi government has worked assiduously to ensure it has all the tools of censorship it needs to control dissent. These tools--a combination of special courts, laws, and regulatory authorities--are starting to...

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Egyptian presidential candidates should support journalists, CPJ says

May 20, 2014 9:23 AM ET

To presidential candidates Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its deep concern about the state of press freedom in Egypt. Since the organization was founded in 1981, journalists in Egypt have never been under greater threat of assault, imprisonment, or even death, CPJ research shows.

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Court in Azerbaijan sentences journalist to eight years in jail

May 15, 2014 4:10 PM ET

New York, May 15, 2014--The eight-year prison term given today to a journalist in Azerbaijan is a breach of the country's declared commitments to press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Parviz Hashimli is the editor of the...

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