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Ukrainian investigative outlet Slidstvo.Info faces potential investigation for its reporting

March 11, 2020 4:05 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2020 -- Ukrainian authorities should not conduct a criminal investigation into Slidstvo.Info, and should allow its journalists to work freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar army files criminal defamation complaint against Reuters over Rohingya killing report

March 10, 2020 9:40 AM ET

Bangkok, March 10, 2020 -- The Myanmar army should drop its criminal defamation complaint against the Reuters news agency and should stop using legal threats to intimidate the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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UK report shows surveillance efforts involving journalists

March 9, 2020 12:35 PM ET

Bristol, U.K., March 9, 2020 -- Authorities in the United Kingdom should refrain from surveilling members of the press and should provide more transparency about surveillance efforts involving journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ welcomes conviction in murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

February 28, 2020 11:39 AM ET

Culiacán, February 28, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the conviction of one of the murderers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, and urged authorities to bring all the perpetrators, including the mastermind, to justice....

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U.S. reclassifies 5 Chinese state media organizations as ‘foreign missions’

February 28, 2020 9:30 AM ET

On February 18, 2020, the U.S. State Department said in an official press briefing that five Chinese state-funded news agencies--Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corporation, and Hai Tian Development USA--are controlled...

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Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy media founder Jimmy Lai over illegal assembly

February 28, 2020 8:20 AM ET

Taipei, February 28, 2020--Authorities in Hong Kong should drop legal charges against Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Media, and stop harassing journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigeria’s communications regulator sued over warrantless access to ‘call data’

February 26, 2020 6:17 PM ET

Laws and Rights Awareness Initiative, a Nigerian nongovernmental organization, filed a lawsuit on February 25 against the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) over regulations granting warrantless access to telecom subscribers’ information, including “call data." The suit claims that accessing the...

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Inter-American Court to hear El Universo’s case against defamation suit filed by former Ecuadorian president

February 24, 2020 3:30 PM ET

Miami, February 24, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to hear the case of Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo against a criminal defamation suit filed by former President...

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Kyrgyzstan Supreme Court to hear appeal of journalist Azimjon Askarov

February 24, 2020 1:20 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2020 -- Kyrgyzstan authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov and should release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face extradition hearing in U.K.

February 21, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 21, 2020 -- The United Kingdom should not extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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