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Uighur blogger Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison on separatism charges

September 23, 2014 2:34 PM ET

New York, September 23, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces the life term handed down by a Chinese court today to Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur blogger and academic, and calls for his unconditional release. Tohti was found guilty...

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Burundi's journalist union takes repressive press law to court

September 19, 2014 1:15 PM ET

If the state decides that a journalist's article in Burundi jeopardizes someone's "moral integrity" under the country's Media Law it can demand that the journalist reveals sources, and it can suspend the publication. "It's a backwards, freedom-killing law," said...

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Journalists released from prison in Egypt, but others remain

September 17, 2014 3:48 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release on bail of two journalists in Egypt and calls on authorities to free the 11 other journalists still behind bars. The move comes days before Egyptian President Abdel...

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Conditions increasingly restrictive for foreign correspondents in China

September 12, 2014 3:52 PM ET

When China hosted the summer Olympics in 2008 it promised greater press freedom, but six years later conditions for international journalists are increasingly more restrictive, as evidenced by a report released today by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China....

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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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