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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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Venezuelan court bars media executives from leaving country

May 15, 2015 5:22 PM ET

Bogotá, May 15, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by a Venezuelan judge that prohibits 22 news executives from three independent media outlets from leaving the country due to a defamation lawsuit filed by one of Venezuela's...

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Moscow court closes case against accused mastermind in Domnikov murder

May 14, 2015 3:58 PM ET

New York, May 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed that the statute of limitations in the case of the 2000 killing of a Russian journalist ran out with authorities failing to take timely action against the individual accused...

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Vietnamese editor faces anti-state charges for reporting on corruption

May 13, 2015 10:14 AM ET

Bangkok, May 13, 2015--Authorities in Vietnam today levied anti-state charges against a former news editor who published reports on official corruption, according to news reports. The accusations mark a trend of legal harassment against journalists who probe sensitive corruption issues...

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Why Spain's new gag law is threat to free flow of information

May 1, 2015 1:33 PM ET

On July 1 a public security law is due to come into force in Spain amid an increasingly vocal chorus of concern among the media and press freedom groups. The bill--dubbed the "ley mordaza," or "gag law," by opposition...

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CPJ calls on European Olympic Committees to engage with Azerbaijan on press freedom

April 30, 2015 9:31 AM ET

Dear President Patrick Hickey: I am writing on behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, to call your attention to the dismal climate for press freedom in Azerbaijan, which is scheduled to host the first-ever European Games on June 12.

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Burundian authorities crack down on press ahead of elections

April 29, 2015 2:46 PM ET

Nairobi, April 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of journalists and news outlets in Burundi and calls on authorities to allow them to cover protests ahead of scheduled elections in May and June. Police cut the...

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In Crimea, press freedom deteriorates at a rapid pace

April 29, 2015 1:25 PM ET

Dear President Vladimir Putin: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Crimea.

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Authorities shut TV news station in Thailand

April 29, 2015 10:53 AM ET

Bangkok, April 29, 2015--Thai authorities on Monday revoked the operating license of Peace TV, a news station aligned with the elected government ousted in last year's military coup, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the move...

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Reporter who broke LuxLeaks story faces charges in Luxembourg

April 27, 2015 5:11 PM ET

The French journalist who helped break the LuxLeaks scandal, which exposed a large-scale, state-blessed system of tax avoidance in placid Luxembourg late last year, was indicted on April 23. A statement from the Luxembourg prosecutor's office accused Edouard Perrin...

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