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Hong Kong journalist faces charges in Thailand

August 24, 2015 9:56 AM ET

Bangkok, August 23, 2015--A Hong Kong journalist faces up to five years in prison in Thailand for carrying protective body armor without a license, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legal harassment of Hok Chun...

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Azerbaijani prosecutor requests nine-year jail term for Khadija Ismayilova

August 21, 2015 1:56 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2015--A state prosecutor today called for Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova to be sentenced to nine years in prison, according to pro-government news agency Trend. The request was made during a hearing in the Baku Court...

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Ivory Coast authorities suspend a critical daily for one month

August 21, 2015 1:48 PM ET

The government-run National Press Council on August 10, 2015, suspended for one month the privately owned daily Aujourd'hui, according to news reports. The council said the suspension was in connection with a series of articles the paper published between July...

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Egypt's new anti-terrorism law deepens crackdown on the press

August 17, 2015 4:40 PM ET

New York, August 17, 2015--An anti-terrorism law approved by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi criminalizes basic reporting and gives a broad definition of terrorist crimes that can be used to threaten and imprison journalists. El-Sisi signed the measure into law...

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Moroccan court orders news website to shut for three months, fines editor

August 14, 2015 9:15 AM ET

New York, August 14, 2105--A Moroccan criminal court on Monday ordered the independent news website Badil to suspend operations for three months and handed a harsh fine to its editor-in-chief, according to news reports and the journalist who spoke to...

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Saudi Arabia announces more restrictions on online media

August 13, 2015 2:44 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns new restrictions that Saudi authorities said on Tuesday they would be imposing on news websites....

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Hong Kong must identify, prosecute the mastermind of 2014 attack on journalist Kevin Lau

August 13, 2015 12:26 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Hong Kong to work quickly and efficiently to identify the mastermind of the February 2014 attack on newspaper editor Kevin Lau Chun-to and ensure there is full...

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Egypt should release Shawkan, photographer detained for two years

August 13, 2015 12:05 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities to release freelance photographer Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, from prison immediately and drop the baseless allegations against him. By the time of his hearing...

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CPJ calls on the Gambia to free journalist, drop charges against him

August 11, 2015 11:34 AM ET

Dear President Jammeh: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about a Gambian journalist who has been held by the National Intelligence Agency since July 17.

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Two U.S. journalists charged months after being arrested in Ferguson

August 11, 2015 11:18 AM ET

New York, August 11, 2015--Two U.S. journalists have been charged in Missouri with trespassing and interfering with a police officer nearly a year after they were detained by police in the city of Ferguson, according to news reports. Wesley Lowery,...

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