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Somali authorities shut down radio station City FM, seek to question owner

December 23, 2019 5:08 PM ET

Nairobi, December 23, 2019 -- Somali authorities should immediately allow local broadcaster City FM to reopen and let its staffers work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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British Virgin Islands law to impose fines, jail terms for online defamation

December 23, 2019 3:40 PM ET

Miami, December 23, 2019 -- British Virgin Islands Governor Augustus Jaspert should reject cybercrime legislation recently approved by the territory’s legislature, or require revisions to the bill to protect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Saudi court sentences 8 for Jamal Khashoggi killing

December 23, 2019 10:35 AM ET

New York, December 23, 2019 -- The Saudi public prosecutor’s office announced today that a court had sentenced five people to death and three to jail terms for their roles in the October 2018 killing of Saudi journalist and...

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Fullerton journalists sued for “hacking” city’s open Dropbox folder

December 20, 2019 12:55 PM ET

In a complaint filed in the California Superior Court of Orange County on October 24, 2019, the City of Fullerton, California accused a community blog and two contributors of violating anti-hacking laws for accessing confidential files city employees posted...

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Judge delays trial in 2012 killing of Brazilian radio journalist, citing lack of resources

December 20, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, December 20, 2019 -- Brazilian authorities must quickly resume the trial of the alleged killers of radio journalist Valério Luiz de Oliveira and ensure that justice is served without further delays, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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CPJ joins call for Kyrgyzstan to ensure safety of journalists covering corruption

December 20, 2019 11:00 AM ET

CPJ and four other international organizations today sent a letter to Kyrgyzstan authorities demanding they stop harassing local journalists who have covered alleged official corruption, and urging authorities to investigate threats and attacks against journalists....

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Venezuelan intelligence services raid, shutter news outlets Venepress and Telecaribe

December 20, 2019 9:55 AM ET

Bogotá, December 20, 2019 -- Venezuelan authorities must immediately allow local news outlets Telecaribe and Venepress to resume their work informing the public and cease their harassment of independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Albanian media legislation threatens to restrict online news outlets

December 19, 2019 12:59 PM ET

Berlin, December 19, 2019 -- Albanian President Ilir Meta should reject proposed legislation that would restrict news websites and stifle the free press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Algeria sentences cartoonist Benabdelhamid Amine to 3 months in prison

December 19, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Washington, D.C., December 19, 2019 -- A court in Oran, in northwest Algeria, sentenced cartoonist Benabdelhamid Amine to one year in prison on December 11 after finding him guilty of insulting the president, “violating territorial integrity,” and “disseminating publications...

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Russian blogger Yegor Zhukov handed suspended sentence for 2017 protest coverage

December 12, 2019 12:09 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, December 12, 2019 -- Russian authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Yegor Zhukov and should allow him to work without fear of prosecution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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