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Khadija Ismayilova slammed with new charges in Azerbaijan

February 13, 2015 1:05 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2015--The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office today charged Khadija Ismayilova, an award-winning investigative journalist, with embezzlement, illegal business, tax evasion, and abuse of power, regional and international press reported. The new charges came the same week that...

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In Azerbaijan, journalist in hiding faces criminal investigation

February 12, 2015 4:22 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to drop the criminal investigation of Emin Huseynov, journalist and media freedom advocate, and allow him to work and travel without harassment and fear of arrest....

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CPJ calls on Egypt to free Al-Jazeera journalists

February 11, 2015 2:17 PM ET

New York, February 11, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, whose retrial is scheduled to begin on Thursday. A court said it had...

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Cartoonist detained for critical tweets in Malaysia

February 11, 2015 9:20 AM ET

Bangkok, February 11, 2015--Malaysian authorities arrested a political cartoonist on Tuesday on accusations of sedition, according to news reports. Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, was detained after posting critical tweets about a court decision to imprison the...

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In India, laws that back the offended force editor into hiding

February 9, 2015 3:45 PM ET

Mumbai may be 7,000 kilometers from Paris but the debate on freedom of expression sparked by coverage of the January 7 attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is close to home for large parts of the Indian press....

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CPJ calls on Turkish government to reverse anti-press measures

February 9, 2015 12:21 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Davutoğlu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express alarm at a fresh wave of anti-press actions in Turkey and to ask that you use the power of your office to reverse the measures.

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In Uganda, mob assaults radio journalists

February 9, 2015 9:52 AM ET

A group of about 30 men with clubs attacked journalists Gerald Kankya and Simon Amanyire in the town of Fort Portal in western Uganda on January 23, 2015, Kankya told CPJ. The assailants beat the journalists, breaking one of Kankya's...

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Azerbaijan must immediately release Khadija Ismayilova

February 6, 2015 2:58 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2015--The Baku Appeals Court today upheld a lower court's decision to extend the pretrial detention of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova to March 24, according to regional press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for Ismayilova's...

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Four Bahraini journalists stripped of citizenship

February 4, 2015 6:16 PM ET

Washington D.C. February 4, 2015--Bahraini authorities revoked the nationality of at least four journalists among a total of 72 citizens, after accusing them under article 10 of the country's citizenship act of supporting terrorism, the state-run Bahrain News Agency reported....

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Turkish prosecutor indicts Dutch freelancer Fréderike Geerdink

February 3, 2015 6:05 PM ET

Istanbul, February 3, 2015--A Turkish prosecutor has indicted Dutch freelance journalist Fréderike Geerdink for "making propaganda" for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), according to news reports. If convicted, she could face up...

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