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Japanese reporter charged with defamation in South Korea

October 9, 2014 1:33 PM ET

New York, October 9, 2014--A Japanese journalist has been charged with criminal defamation in South Korea and forbidden from leaving the country, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the move and calls on South Korean...

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Big businesses attempt to muzzle critical reporting in India

October 7, 2014 1:20 PM ET

This month Keya Acharya is responding to a nine-page legal notice demanding she pay 1 billion rupees ($16.3 million) over her article on India's rose industry. Her legal troubles are a window on to a pattern of how big businesses...

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Honduran court imposes 16 month professional ban on journalist

October 3, 2014 3:11 PM ET

New York, October 3, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by a Honduran appeals court to forbid journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado from practicing journalism for 16 months as part of a criminal defamation conviction. Alvarado hosts the daily...

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As al-Sisi promises freedom of speech, TV host Youssef is put under investigation

September 30, 2014 4:09 PM ET

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was given a great platform for his country last week, with a speech at the United Nation's General Assembly in which he said that his "new Egypt" would "guarantee freedom of speech," and...

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Australia's national security bills threaten press freedom

September 30, 2014 3:19 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists said it is gravely concerned by a national security-related bill in Australia, which could result in prison time of up to 10 years for journalists who report on intelligence. The National...

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Republic of Congo expels another journalist from the country

September 30, 2014 1:41 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, September 30, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Congolese authorities' decision to expel a Cameroonian journalist from the country. Elie Smith, who was attacked in his home in September, is the second journalist whom authorities have expelled...

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Undercover in Vietnam: Reporters become martyrs for their paper's cause

September 26, 2014 10:28 AM ET

In the second of CPJ's four-part "Undercover in Vietnam" series on press freedom in Vietnam, CPJ Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin reveals the persecution faced by Redemptorist News journalists, who have been jailed, harassed, and had their passports revoked for...

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Congo expels critical female journalist

September 25, 2014 3:28 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, September 25, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Congolese authorities' decision to expel a freelance journalist from the country and calls on them to allow her to enter the country and report freely. Before her expulsion, Sadio Kante...

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Undercover in Vietnam: Bloggers play risky game of cat-and-mouse to report

September 25, 2014 11:03 AM ET

In the first of a four-part "Undercover in Vietnam" series on press freedom in Vietnam, CPJ Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin explores the risks bloggers take so they can cover news events and protests. Under near-constant surveillance and with the...

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CPJ joins call for Rouhani to improve press freedom and human rights in Iran

September 24, 2014 1:13 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 25 human rights and civil society groups today in signing an open letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is due to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday about steps toward...

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