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DRC halts Internet access and cellphone services amid protests

January 22, 2015 2:09 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday shut down Internet access and SMS service for mobile phones throughout the country after nationwide demonstrations led to deadly clashes with police, according to news reports....

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Classifying media and encryption as a threat is danger to press freedom

January 21, 2015 4:26 PM ET

The U.K. prides itself on its commitment to free expression, but the latest revelations of surveillance of journalists and calls by Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ban secure messaging belie the country's drift toward a more restrictive environment for...

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Cyber security bill threatens media freedom in Thailand

January 20, 2015 11:58 AM ET

Bangkok, January 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Thailand's military-appointed legislature to scrap proposed legislation that would allow for mass surveillance of online activities and platforms. The Cyber Security Bill was approved this month by Prime Minister Prayuth...

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In Cuba, case for harassing press has collapsed

December 22, 2014 12:06 PM ET

Throughout the years, the Cuban government has justified the imprisonment of independent journalists on charges that they were acting against the State's sovereignty at the behest of the United States. During the so-called Black Spring in March 2003, when...

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Belarusian journalist held by the KGB on espionage charges

December 8, 2014 5:09 PM ET

New York, December 8, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the immediate release of journalist Aleksandr Alesin, who according to news reports is being held by the Belarusian national security service, known as the KGB....

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Legacy of Rwanda genocide includes media restrictions, self-censorship

December 8, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Twenty years after massacres, Rwanda stable but its media restricted The Rwandan government has taken great strides in bringing stability to the country since the 1994 genocide that claimed 800,000 lives, but moves to allow greater press freedom have been...

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'Spear phishing' attacks underscore necessity of digital vigilance

November 10, 2014 5:33 PM ET

The revelation that the FBI sent a fake Associated Press story containing malware to a teenager suspected of making bomb threats has brought "spear phishing" back into the public consciousness. The technique, which combines malicious software with social cues tailored...

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How Facebook's Tor hidden service improves safety for journalists

November 5, 2014 5:46 PM ET

Facebook announced on October 31 that it has made it easier and safer for users to gain access to its social network by using a dedicated Tor hidden service at https://facebookcorewwwi.onion. A dedicated hidden service access point is a powerful...

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Mission Journal: Creeping authoritarianism in Hungary

October 30, 2014 12:14 PM ET

On the Buda side of the River Danube stands the glass and steel headquarters of the thriving German-owned entertainment channel RTL. On the Pest side of the Hungarian capital, tucked in a corner of a converted department store, lies...

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For journalists coming into US, policies border on the absurd

October 28, 2014 6:01 PM ET

I was only supposed to be in Miami for the briefest of layovers. I was en route to San Francisco from São Paulo in Brazil, where I had participated in the NETMundial Conference on Internet governance along with hundreds...

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