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Thai junta threatens BBC over royal news coverage

December 8, 2016 12:35 PM ET

Washington, December 8, 2016--Thailand's military government should stop harassing and threatening the BBC with criminal prosecution under laws that bar criticism of the Thai royal family, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cartel plots to shoot at offices of Mexico's Zeta magazine

November 30, 2016 10:28 AM ET

November 30, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists urged authorities today to ensure the safety of journalists working at the Tijuana-based weekly Zeta. The Mexican magazine is currently under police protection after authorities learned of a plot by a cartel...

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'People talk as they please' Sisi says in comments on Egypt's press freedom record

November 28, 2016 3:06 PM ET

In Egypt last week a journalist was barred from travel without official explanation, a reporter was accused of criminal defamation over a 2015 investigation on child prostitution, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi defended Egypt's freedom of expression record. An...

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CPJ writes to Pence, seeks meeting with Trump Administration

November 17, 2016 12:57 PM ET

CPJ writes to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence to seek a meeting to discuss our concerns and recommendations for guaranteeing First Amendment values under the Trump Administration.

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In China, foreign correspondents continue to face harassment, restrictions

November 15, 2016 5:00 PM ET

Conditions for foreign correspondents in China remain difficult, with journalists reporting cases of harassment, surveillance, and restrictions on where they can work, according to findings by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China....

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Independent Malaysian news website faces threats, harassment

November 7, 2016 12:45 PM ET

Bangkok, November 8, 2016 - Malaysia's government should cease harassing independent news site Malaysiakini, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police have opened a criminal investigation into the website, and a government-linked pressure group has threatened to "tear...

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Getting Away With Murder

October 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Published October 27, 2016. Some of the highest rates of impunity in the murders of journalists...

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Ethiopia's state of emergency cuts lines of communication and puts bloggers at risk of arrest

October 24, 2016 5:52 PM ET

On October 4, I heard that my friend Natnael Feleke had not returned home even though it was approaching midnight in Ethiopia. Family and friends were discussing where to search for the blogger, who had only been released 11...

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Pro-government group harasses journalists in Malaysia

October 17, 2016 12:06 PM ET

Bangkok, October 17, 2016 - Malaysian authorities should swiftly bring to justice those responsible for harassing three journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Members of a pro-government group threatened journalists covering a confrontation between a group associated...

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CPJ chairman says Trump is threat to press freedom

October 13, 2016 12:30 PM ET

New York, October 13, 2016--The chairman of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Sandra Mims Rowe, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: Guaranteeing the free flow of information to citizens through a robust, independent...

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