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Rwandan journalist arrested in Burundi, charged with spying

June 12, 2015 3:09 PM ET

New York, June 12, 2015--A Rwandan journalist who was arrested in Burundi on Monday has been charged with espionage, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Burundian authorities to release the journalist and drop the charge...

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CPJ urges Nigerian president to prioritize press freedom

June 3, 2015 5:00 AM ET

President Buhari: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to congratulate you on your recent victory in Nigeria's presidential election. As Nigeria prepares to enter a new chapter in its history, we urge you and your administration to take steps to ensure that journalists are able to work freely and openly in the country without fear of reprisal of any form.

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Two journalists given prison sentences in Egypt

June 2, 2015 3:34 PM ET

New York, June 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentencing of two journalists in separate cases in Egypt over the weekend....

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Erdoğan threatens Cumhuriyet, editor-in-chief over arms smuggling report

June 1, 2015 6:14 PM ET

Istanbul, June 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's legal threats against pro-opposition daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and Can Dündar, its editor-in-chief, whom the president accused of espionage during a live broadcast Sunday night on state-run...

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CPJ welcomes release of imprisoned journalist in Mexico

May 29, 2015 1:56 PM ET

New York, May 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of Mexican journalist Pedro Celestino Canché Herrera, who had been imprisoned on charges of sabotage in the state of Quintana Roo since August. A local court on...

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CPJ condemns Putin's decree banning coverage of military casualties

May 28, 2015 1:30 PM ET

New York, May 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's presidential decree that extends a ban on coverage of military casualty figures to "peacetime, during special operations," as well as in wartime. Such coverage, deemed to be disclosure of...

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Angola turns tables on Marques de Morais, reinstates criminal defamation charges

May 27, 2015 4:16 PM ET

Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais is once again facing the threat of prison after the public prosecutor reinstated charges of criminal defamation on Monday. Seven Angolan generals have been pursuing criminal defamation charges against the investigative journalist over...

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Burkina Faso suspends live political broadcasts by media

May 19, 2015 3:57 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, May 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Burkina Faso authorities to lift its suspension of live political broadcasts in the country. The three-month ban comes as Burkina Faso prepares to hold elections in October....

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Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat

May 19, 2015 12:01 AM ET

On January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to...

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Qatar detains international journalists for the second time this year

May 18, 2015 3:51 PM ET

New York, May 18, 2015--For the second time in two months, an international news crew was arrested and interrogated by Qatari security officials while they were reporting on the human rights situation in Qatar in the run-up to the 2022...

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