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CPJ concerned about trial of journalists on defamation charges in Thailand

July 10, 2015 11:34 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Prayuth: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the trial on Tuesday of two journalists who face up to seven years in prison if convicted on defamation and computer crime charges.

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Jordanian court orders arrest of journalist over terrorism reporting

July 9, 2015 4:16 PM ET

New York, July 9, 2015--A Jordanian journalist has been given 15 days in jail after being accused of breaking a recent ban on coverage of a terror plot, according to the journalist's employer and other news reports. The Committee to...

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Gambia should disclose whereabouts of radio journalist

July 9, 2015 2:01 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, July 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Gambian authorities to disclose the whereabouts, health, and legal status of Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, a radio journalist who was last seen on July 2 with individuals reported to...

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Ethiopia releases imprisoned journalist Reeyot Alemu

July 9, 2015 12:13 PM ET

New York, July 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison today of Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu, a critical columnist who has been jailed since June 2011 on terrorism charges. Reeyot was sentenced in 2012 to 14...

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CPJ urges Egypt to halt legal clampdown on the press

July 9, 2015 11:56 AM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Egypt.

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Ethiopia releases five journalists, drops all charges against them

July 8, 2015 4:39 PM ET

Nairobi, July 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison today of two bloggers affiliated with the independent Ethiopian collective Zone 9 and three other journalists. All charges have been dropped against them, according to exiled Ethiopian...

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Sri Lanka moves to re-establish restrictive media regulatory body

July 7, 2015 12:06 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about Sri Lankan authorities' decision to re-establish the Sri Lankan Press Council, a media regulatory body which gives the government powers to jail journalists in connection with their reporting....

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Erdoğan vs the press: Insult law used to silence president's critics

July 6, 2015 5:34 PM ET

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is known for being intolerant of critics. During his third term as prime minister, Turkey was the leading jailer of journalists in the world with more than 60 behind bars at the height of the...

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With more journalist arrests, press freedom further declines in Egypt

July 6, 2015 3:47 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2015--Egyptian authorities arrested four journalists last week around the two-year anniversary of the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, according to news reports and local press freedom groups....

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In Turkey, jailed journalist given new prison term as third investigation begins

July 1, 2015 6:23 PM ET

Istanbul, July 1, 2015--Turkish journalist Mehmet Baransu was handed a 10-month jail sentence by an Istanbul court on June 30 for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter, according to reports. Baransu, a columnist and correspondent for the privately owned...

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