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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 24

April 25, 2016 10:32 AM ET

Erdoğan says response to "sleaze" of EU's press-freedom criticism beneath his dignity "Providing an answer to this worthlessness and sleaze would not be very appropriate for the president of Turkey," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters in Croatia...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 17

April 18, 2016 9:08 AM ET

Trial resumes for journalists facing multiple life sentences The trial of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, editor and Ankara bureau chief, respectively, of Cumhuriyet newspaper resumed behind closed doors in Istanbul today. The court today denied prosecutors' request to...

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Foreign press in China face fewer visa delays but obstacles remain, FCCC finds

April 4, 2016 3:38 PM ET

The results of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China's annual survey, released at the end of March, are a mixed bag. While problems raised in previous surveys, such as renewing visas, have eased, the responses show challenges remain for the...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 13

March 16, 2016 11:14 AM ET

Prosecutors preparing charges against media owner, pro-government newspaper says Turkish prosecutors are preparing a case against media owner Aydın Doğan and his daughter, Hanzade Doğan Boyner, claiming they ran a fuel-smuggling ring, the pro-government daily newspaper Akşam said in a...

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Thailand aims to hollow out foreign press with new visa restrictions

March 10, 2016 10:43 AM ET

Senior Southeast Asia representative Shawn Crispin this week presented CPJ's concerns about new media visa restrictions for foreign reporters based in Thailand to a group of Bangkok-based ambassadors. The controversial measures, announced last month by the Ministry of Foreign...

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Thailand tightens visa requirements for foreign reporters

February 19, 2016 11:09 AM ET

Bangkok, February 19, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about new visa restrictions imposed on foreign reporters in Thailand that if fully implemented could restrict coverage of the country. The new guidelines, outlined in a Ministry...

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Indonesia denies media visa for France 24 reporter

January 12, 2016 2:46 PM ET

Bangkok, January 12, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Indonesia's refusal to issue a media visa to French journalist Cyril Payen. The Bangkok-based senior reporter for France 24 television received notice of the denial from Indonesia's Ministry of...

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China delays visa renewal for critical French journalist

December 24, 2015 12:43 PM ET

New York, December 24, 2015--A French journalist based in Beijing told the Committee to Protect Journalists she may be forced to leave China by January 1 because her journalist visa has not been renewed....

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One year on, challenges remain for press in Indonesia

December 21, 2015 10:20 AM ET

"Change does not come overnight," President Joko Widodo's right-hand man, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, told an international delegation of 10 media and freedom of expression groups that visited Indonesia last month....

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Two British journalists convicted in Indonesia over visa violations

November 3, 2015 1:29 PM ET

New York, November 3, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the conviction of British filmmakers Neil Bonner and Rebecca Prosser who, according to reports, were sentenced to two and a half month in prison in Indonesia today....

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