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Turkey bans critical reports on military operation in Syria, detains 2 journalists

October 10, 2019 1:42 PM ET

Istanbul, October 10, 2019 –Turkish authorities must stop censoring news reports on the country’s military incursion into Syria and detaining or harassing journalists who cover it, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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‘I was the first to lose my freedom’: How police protection impacts Italy’s investigative reporters

October 10, 2019 11:51 AM ET

Explaining the sudden presence of two grim-looking bodyguards in a way that wouldn’t scare her children was never going to be easy for Federica Angeli, a reporter for la Repubblica. So when Angeli returned home with police protection for the first time in July 2013, she tried to turn...

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A blogger forced into psychiatric clinic in Uzbekistan

October 8, 2019 4:56 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 8, 2019 – Uzbekistan authorities must immediately release journalist Nafosat Olloshukurova and allow her to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian authorities harass journalists reporting on Svetlana Prokopyeva terrorism case

October 4, 2019 1:42 PM ET

Vilnius, October 4, 2019 -- Russian authorities should drop the charges against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva and stop harassing reporters covering her case, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kyrgyzstan reopens investigation into 2007 killing of journalist Alisher Saipov

October 3, 2019 12:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2019 -- Kyrgyzstan should conduct an open and thorough reinvestigation into the killing of journalist Alisher Saipov, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian internet regulator blocks independent Fergana news website

October 2, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Vilnius, October 2, 2019–Russian authorities should immediately reinstate access to the independent news website Fergana, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Spanish reporter Laila Jiménez assaulted by protesters during Catalonia independence march

October 2, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Berlin, October 2, 2019 -- Local authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate an incident in Barcelona in which journalist Laila Jiménez was assaulted by protesters, and ensure that journalists can safely cover demonstrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Croatian journalist detained and fined for satirical tweet

September 23, 2019 2:10 PM ET

On September 16, 2019, Croatian police arrested Gordan Duhaček, a reporter working for news website Index.hr, as he was about to leave the country at Zagreb airport, and detained him until a court hearing the following day, according to a report by his employer and the journalist, who spoke...

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CPJ joins call to UN rights council for end to press crackdown in Turkey

September 20, 2019 1:40 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 12 other press freedom and freedom of expression organizations calling on the member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council to urge Turkey to end its repressive policies against independent reporting and free speech....

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CPJ joins call for new Council of Europe head to prioritize press freedom

September 19, 2019 3:09 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 21 other press freedom and freedom of expression organizations in sending an open letter to Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejcinovic Buric yesterday, calling on her to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists among the council’s 47 member...

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