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India's landmark online speech ruling is step toward greater press freedom

March 26, 2015 3:18 PM ET

In an historic decision, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of a law used to silence criticism and free expression. While this marks a pivotal victory that has been welcomed in many quarters, many challenges remain for...

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Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi detained for more than a month

March 26, 2015 2:02 PM ET

New York, March 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the welfare of Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi, who was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman. Alrawahi, who has criticized Omani authorities...

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CPJ welcomes Indian Supreme Court decision protecting online speech

March 24, 2015 9:08 AM ET

Manila, March 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the judgment by the Indian Supreme Court today that struck down as unconstitutional Section 66A of the country's Information Technology Act. Section 66A criminalized, among other types of speech, the transmission...

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Lee Kuan Yew's legacy

March 22, 2015 5:18 PM ET

What to make of Singapore's first and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday morning in the city-state? Under the banner of the People's Action Party, Lee held government power for three decades. After stepping away from the...

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Turkish parliament passes restrictive Internet bill

March 20, 2015 2:43 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed at the passage of a bill late Thursday by Turkish Parliament. The bill will allow Turkish cabinet members to ban websites deemed harmful to national security without a court...

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In blocking websites, France abandons role as guardian of free speech

March 19, 2015 10:32 AM ET

Attempts by the French government this week to use vague legislation to block five websites for "condoning terrorism" would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech...

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How CPJ is working to ensure journalists can protect themselves

March 11, 2015 6:14 PM ET

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists' Internet Advocacy team was in Valencia, Spain, for the first Circumvention Tech Festival: a mashup of journalists, activists, technologists, and human rights defenders united by a desire to fight censorship and surveillance....

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Ethiopia suspected of spying on independent TV network ESAT

March 10, 2015 2:21 PM ET

New York, March 10, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by research that indicates the Ethiopian government used spyware to monitor journalists at U.S.-based Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) in what appears to be a continuation of surveillance first reported...

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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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CPJ calls on Sri Lanka to improve press freedom

March 3, 2015 10:34 AM ET

Dear President Sirisena, As your government's post-election 100-day agenda nears completion the Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, recognizes your early endeavors in keeping promises to ensure media freedom. CPJ would like to request a meeting with you and your government to discuss the problems that persist for the country's media.

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