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Indian Supreme Court denies government request for prior censorship of COVID-19 news

March 31, 2020 5:41 PM ET

New Delhi, March 31, 2020 – The Indian government should stop trying to censor news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Trust deficit: Guatemala's new president must overcome skepticism to improve press freedom

March 27, 2020 10:00 AM ET

With a new president in office, Guatemala has the opportunity to reverse years of declining press freedom after the country’s journalists endured obstruction, legal harassment, orchestrated online attacks, and threats of violence. To win back trust, the administration will need...

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Trust deficit: 'The goal was to silence me'

March 27, 2020 9:59 AM ET

Prensa Comunitaria knows first-hand the risks of covering environmental issues and powerful economic interests. In August 2017, authorities in the eastern Izabal department issued arrest warrants for seven individuals, including two of the news website’s indigenous journalists: Carlos Choc and...

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Turkey indicts 20 Saudi nationals over Jamal Khashoggi killing

March 25, 2020 12:30 PM ET

New York, March 25, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an announcement that Turkish officials have indicted 20 Saudi nationals on charges of murder and incitement linked to the 2018 killing of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal...

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Russian media regulator orders 2 outlets to take down COVID-19 reports

March 24, 2020 1:00 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, March 24, 2020 -- Russian authorities should stop censoring news outlets reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak and allow journalists to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Proposed Hungarian laws could imprison journalists covering coronavirus response

March 24, 2020 10:30 AM ET

Berlin, March 24, 2020 -- Hungarian lawmakers should not pass amendments to the country's criminal code that threaten journalists with prison sentences for their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Honduran government declares state of emergency, suspends right to free expression

March 18, 2020 2:00 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2020 -- Honduran authorities must immediately lift newly imposed restrictions on free expression and let members of the press cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar military sues Irrawaddy editor Ye Ni over Rakhine conflict report

March 17, 2020 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, March 17, 2020 -- The Myanmar military should immediately drop its criminal defamation complaint against editor Ye Ni and stop using legal threats to stifle reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist missing in Bangladesh following defamation suit

March 13, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., March 13, 2020 -- Bangladesh authorities should spare no effort to locate missing journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, and should not allow a criminal defamation case to proceed against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ demands Pakistan release Jang Media Group CEO Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman

March 12, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., March 12, 2020 -- Pakistani authorities should immediately release Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, the CEO, owner, and editor-in-chief of the Jang Media Group, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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