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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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Simple steps to protect journalists and sources from eavesdroppers

October 16, 2014 10:23 AM ET

Journalists are among those most likely to face technical attempts at attack and interception. Reporting is based on discussions with sources who may want to remain out of the limelight, and news sites attract extensive readership, making them a desirable...

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Turkey's reform fatigue, the EU's enlargement fatigue, and press freedom

October 9, 2014 1:23 PM ET

"The European Commission expressed serious concern about developments in the area of rule of law and fundamental rights (in Turkey)." It is progress report season in Brussels. As every year in early October, the commissioner in charge of enlargement...

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How automatic encryption ensures safety by default

October 2, 2014 11:51 AM ET

The year is 1991, the month April. EMF is playing on the radio. The term "cyberspace" has existed for only half a decade. The world wide web won't exist for another four months. The software engineer Linus Torvalds has...

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New cybercrime law could have serious consequences for press freedom in Qatar

September 17, 2014 6:01 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Qatari government to abolish parts of a restrictive cybercrime law that passed this week, despite assurances from its prime minister last year that the legislation would not restrict...

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