Legal Action

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Honduras to drop criminal defamation from new penal code

September 3, 2019 3:10 PM ET

Miami, September 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an announcement by the Honduran National Congress that the country will decriminalize defamation and slander....

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Myanmar court to hear appeal in defamation case against journalist Swe Win

August 29, 2019 10:08 AM ET

Bangkok, August 29, 2019 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Myanmar’s Mandalay District Court to hear an appeal that could reopen a criminal defamation lawsuit against editor Swe Win....

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Jailed Azerbaijani journalist Ikram Rahimov to appeal sentence

August 27, 2019 1:20 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release journalist Ikram Rahimov and stop retaliating against reporters for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran sentences journalist Marzieh Amiri to 10.5 years in prison, 148 lashes

August 26, 2019 12:45 PM ET

Washington D.C., August 26, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the Tehran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Branch 28 Court’s sentencing of Shargh Daily economics reporter Marzieh Amiri to 10 and a half years in prison and...

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Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin

August 23, 2019 4:32 PM ET

New York, August 23, 2019--The government of Benin should act to decriminalize press offenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, after journalist Ignace Sossou was convicted of false news for reporting on corporate finances....

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Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw Getachew after he films outside court

August 20, 2019 1:00 PM ET

Nairobi, August 20, 2019--Authorities in Ethiopia should unconditionally release journalist Mesganaw Getachew, who was arrested on August 9 after recording an interview outside a court in Addis Ababa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Basra police raids home, seeks arrest of Iraqi reporter Hassan Sabah

August 16, 2019 1:13 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the issuing of an arrest warrant and a raid on the home of Hassan Sabah, a reporter for the Iraqi news broadcaster INEWS, in Basra, and called on...

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CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists

August 16, 2019 12:32 PM ET

CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.

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Somaliland police arrest Eryal TV journalists filming corruption story

August 14, 2019 4:09 PM ET

On July 30, 2019, police in the breakaway region of Somaliland arrested four journalists from privately owned Eryal TV, according to statements issued by the press rights group Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA) and the non-governmental organization Human Rights Centre-Somaliland....

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Venezuelan authorities detain Wilmer Quintana for Facebook posts under anti-hate law

August 12, 2019 4:43 PM ET

Miami, August 12, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at the use of Venezuela’s Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence to jail journalist Wilmer Quintana García. Quintana was arrested for several posts published on his personal...

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