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New laws obstruct work of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico

February 11, 2020 2:01 PM ET

In July 2019, anti-government protesters gathered on the streets of Puerto Rico, motivated in part by the work of investigative journalists who had obtained and published over 900 messages exchanged by then Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his allies that...

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Philippines solicitor general petitions to strip news broadcaster ABS-CBN of its franchise

February 11, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, February 11, 2020 -- Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida should withdraw a petition asking the Supreme Court to cancel television news broadcaster ABS-CBN’s franchise agreement and should stop all legal harassment of the media organization, the Committee to...

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Slovak authorities file criminal defamation charges against columnist Michal Havran

February 10, 2020 1:20 PM ET

Berlin, February 10, 2020 -- Slovak authorities should immediately drop criminal defamation and slander charges against journalist Michal Havran and stop using the country’s criminal code to prosecute journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uruguay’s incoming government must consider press freedom in draft ‘urgency law’

February 6, 2020 4:11 PM ET

Miami, February 6, 2020—A proposed law introducing the so-called “right to be forgotten” in Uruguay could have negative implications for the work of journalists and access to information online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tajikistan journalist Daler Sharifov held on incitement charges

February 6, 2020 3:19 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2020 -- Tajikistan authorities should immediately release journalist Daler Sharifov, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work unobstructed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Malaysian journalist charged over coronavirus Facebook posts

February 6, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, February 6, 2020 -- Malaysian authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalist Wan Noor Hayati Wan Alias and allow reporters to freely cover and comment on the coronavirus outbreak, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran finds 3 editors guilty of defamation and spreading false news

February 3, 2020 4:11 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 3, 2020 – Iranian authorities should immediately drop the false news and defamation charges against the editors of three news outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Burundi court sentences Iwacu journalists to 2.5 years in prison

January 30, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Nairobi, January 30, 2020 -- Burundi authorities should not contest the appeal of four journalists from Iwacu convicted today and should stop filing state security charges against reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibragimov banned from entering Russia for 34 years

January 30, 2020 11:05 AM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, January 30, 2020 -- Russian authorities should immediately lift the ban imposed on journalist Taras Ibragimov and allow him to freely report in Crimea, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican journalist Sergio Aguayo Quezada fined 10 million pesos over corruption report

January 29, 2020 5:18 PM ET

Mexico City, January 29, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should drop the charges against journalist Sergio Aguayo Quezada and reform the country’s outdated libel laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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