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In Telangana, India, 70 members of press detained, two channels blocked, media threatened

September 11, 2014 11:22 AM ET

New York, September 11, 2014--Scores of journalists and media workers were briefly detained Tuesday and Wednesday in India's newly carved state of Telangana after protesting the blocking of two local TV news channels, according to news reports. The Committee to...

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Malaysian journalist detained, threatened with sedition

September 10, 2014 1:26 PM ET

Bangkok, September 10, 2014--Authorities in Malaysia should halt their investigation into Malaysiakini reporter Susan Loone who could face sedition charges in connection with a critical article she published in early September, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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We must fight to preserve journalists' right to report in digital age

September 8, 2014 11:54 AM ET

With journalists around the world being killed, kidnapped, and murdered in record numbers why is the Committee to Protect Journalists launching a campaign targeting U.S. government policies?...

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Radio stations briefly jammed in Lesotho amid attempted coup

September 4, 2014 3:20 PM ET

On August 30, 2014, the Lesotho military took control of police headquarters, jammed radio and television stations as well as telephone lines, and handed control of the tiny landlocked country to its deputy prime minister, according to news reports. Prime...

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CPJ calls on Indonesian authorities to release jailed French journalists

September 4, 2014 2:52 PM ET

Dear President Yudhoyono: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about two international journalists who have been imprisoned in Indonesia since early August.

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CPJ signs joint letter to Bahrain calling for Ahmed Humaidan's release

August 29, 2014 2:00 PM ET

Today, CPJ joined 10 local and international organizations in sending an open letter calling on King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa and the Bahraini government to release photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan and dismiss all charges against him. The letter calls on...

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CongoNews editor held without charge after criticizing archbishop

August 28, 2014 5:51 PM ET

Nairobi, August 28, 2014--An editor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been held by police without charge for a week in connection with libel allegations over a column published in the privately owned bi-weekly CongoNews, according to local journalists...

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Bahrain court should overturn Ahmed Humaidan's conviction

August 22, 2014 4:53 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2014 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Bahrain High Court of Appeals to overturn the baseless conviction of freelance photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan. The court is expected to rule on Humaidan's appeal on...

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Police raid newspaper office, arrest editor in Bangladesh

August 21, 2014 1:59 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2014--Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release the editor of a daily newspaper who has been held for two days without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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New charges against Ethiopian publications further diminish critical voices

August 20, 2014 4:00 PM ET

Five independent magazines and a weekly newspaper have been charged by Ethiopia's Justice Ministry, a move that may add to the long lists of shuttered publications and Ethiopian journalists in exile. In a press release issued August 4, the...

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