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In the UK, ‘Megxit’ and Downing Street briefing change put focus on press access

January 14, 2020 5:20 PM ET

Journalists and press associations in the United Kingdom this week debated issues of access and what constitutes “credible media,” as royal correspondents scrutinized the fall out from “Megxit”—the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plan to step back from royal duties and the pool system of news coverage—and the Society...

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Montenegro reporters Živković and Raičević charged with criminal incitement

January 13, 2020 12:52 PM ET

Berlin, January 13, 2020 -- Montenegrin authorities should immediately drop charges against Dražen Živković and Gojko Raičević and cease pursuing criminal cases against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Investigative journalist Bolot Temirov assaulted in Kyrgyzstan

January 9, 2020 4:10 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2020 -- Kyrgyzstan authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the assault of journalist Bolot Temirov and ensure that reporters can cover corruption allegations without fearing for their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Montenegro journalist Anđela Đikanović charged with incitement over retracted report

January 6, 2020 11:10 AM ET

Berlin, January 6, 2020 -- Montenegrin authorities should immediately release journalist Anđela Đikanović and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Turkey, reporting is a daily struggle

December 26, 2019 11:11 AM ET

Turkey is notorious as a leading jailer of journalists worldwide, a fact that can overshadow the other problems for its press. Alongside the risk of arrest, journalists must contend with daily interference. From police denying reporters access to courtrooms, arbitrarily moving them on or forcing them to leave certain...

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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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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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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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Journalist extradited from Turkey and sentenced to 10 years in Iran

December 18, 2019 11:09 AM ET

Turkish intelligence agents arrested Arash Shoa-Shargh, an Iranian journalist living in exile in Turkey, on January 5, 2018, in Van, a city near Iran’s border, a friend of the journalist, who asked not to be named to protect their safety, told CPJ on December 16, 2019....

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Q&A: Leona O’Neill on the aftermath of Lyra McKee’s killing in Northern Ireland

December 17, 2019 12:01 PM ET

Leona O’Neill was reporting in Londonderry’s Creggan estate on April 18, 2019, the night Lyra McKee, 29, was struck by a bullet. Considered a rising star in the British and Irish media, McKee was the first journalist to be killed in Northern Ireland since 2001, CPJ noted at the...

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