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Turkish court orders service providers to block access to news sites

August 6, 2019 4:05 PM ET

Istanbul, August 6, 2019--An Ankara court on July 16 ordered Turkish internet service providers to block access in Turkey to 136 web addresses, independent news website Bianet reported today. The blocked addresses include the websites of news outlets Bianet,...

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Sudan detains Sadiq al-Rizaigi, Al-Sayha editor-in-chief and journalists’ union head, for 5 days

August 6, 2019 10:15 AM ET

Sudanese authorities detained Sadiq al-Rizaigi, the editor-in-chief of privately owned newspaper Al-Sayha and head of the Sudanese Journalists’ Union, on July 24, 2019, according to AFP and Sudanese broadcaster Radio Dabanga. He was held without charge until he was...

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CPJ calls on India to ensure access to internet and communications services in Kashmir

August 5, 2019 3:15 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at reports of a communication blackout and the arrest of a journalist in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state amid an escalating political crisis....

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Russian journalist Mikhail Romanov found guilty of ‘abuse of freedom of information’ and ‘false’ news

August 2, 2019 4:22 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 2, 2019--Journalist Mikhail Romanov, a correspondent with the weekly Yakutsk Vecherniy, was found guilty on July 25 by the city court of Yakutsk, in eastern Russia, on charges of “abuse of freedom of information by publishing...

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From conflict zones to courtrooms, Myanmar's journalists are under fire

July 31, 2019 12:42 PM ET

Hopes for greater press freedom when Myanmar moved to quasi-democratic rule were quickly quashed with the jailing in 2017 of two Reuters reporters. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have their freedom again, but journalists and press freedom activists...

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Kyrgyz court upholds life sentence for Azimjon Askarov

July 30, 2019 10:35 AM ET

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed deep disappointment and concern over today's court decision in Kyrgyzstan to uphold the life sentence of journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov....

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Chinese court sentences journalist Huang Qi to 12 years in prison

July 29, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Taipei, July 29, 2019 -- The Mianyang Intermediate People's Court today sentenced Huang Qi, publisher of the human rights news website 64 Tianwang, to 12 years in prison on charges of "deliberately leaking state secrets," and "illegally providing state...

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Journalists charged with incitement for live-streaming land protest in Cambodia

July 26, 2019 9:35 AM ET

Bangkok, July 26, 2019 -- Cambodia should drop incitement charges against two local journalists and stop using legal threats to intimidate and harass reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Banned from broadcasting since 2018, BBC closes bureau in Burundi

July 26, 2019 9:00 AM ET

On July 16, 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation said it had closed its bureau in Burundi, more than one year after its transmissions had been banned in the country, according to a report by the broadcaster and a BBC...

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Cyber libel trial opens against Philippine journalist Maria Ressa

July 25, 2019 10:55 AM ET

Bangkok, July 25, 2019 -- Philippine authorities should drop pending cyber libel charges against Rappler editor Maria Ressa and cease their legal harassment campaign against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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