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CPJ urges Bangladesh's president to return Digital Security Act to Parliament for revision

September 21, 2018 10:50 AM ET

The CPJ expresses concern about the Digital Security Act that was passed on September 18 by the Parliament of Bangladesh, and urges President Abdul Hamid to return it to Parliament for review. CPJ is concerned that the legislation, if allowed to become law, would violate constitutional guarantees of freedom of the press, and would create extensive legal dangers for journalists in the normal course of carrying out their professional activities.

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CPJ calls on Mexico to fund journalist protection mechanism

September 4, 2018 6:01 PM ET

CPJ is deeply concerned about the imminent gap in financing that threatens the operation of the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, and urges the Mexican federal government to take immediate action to guarantee continued and sufficient funding. The institution provides protective measures to over 700 journalists and human rights defenders.

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CPJ calls on EU's Mogherini to assist scores of journalists trapped in southern Syria

July 25, 2018 3:12 PM ET

CPJ writes to EU's Mogherini to request assistance with the protection of scores of journalists who remain in southern Syria at grave risk. The more than 60 journalists are in danger of arrest and torture because of their work.

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CPJ calls on Pakistan's PM to protect press freedom ahead of elections

July 2, 2018 10:13 AM ET

CPJ expresses concern that recent events in Pakistan signal that the media is not free to report on the upcoming elections, and urges the government to take necessary measures to guarantee journalists' ability to work without fear of intimidation or reprisal.

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Nigerian president Buhari must ensure release of journalist Jones Abiri

June 20, 2018 5:33 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 20 other organizations call for the release of journalist Jones Abiri, who has been held by Nigeria's Department of State Security (DSS) for nearly two years, and the DSS to be held accountable for its attacks against journalists in Nigeria.

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CPJ calls on Malaysia's Mahathir to prioritize press freedom

June 7, 2018 11:32 AM ET

CPJ calls on newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to prioritize the promotion and protection of press freedom, and to immediately take action to repeal the recently enacted "fake news" law and other restrictive legislation.

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CPJ calls on Poroshenko to hold press conference on staged murder

May 31, 2018 6:16 PM ET

CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to hold a press conference as soon as possible to address the many outstanding questions about the staging of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko's murder.

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CPJ expresses concerns to Ethiopia's PM about lack of media freedom in the country

May 3, 2018 10:55 AM ET

CPJ writes to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urging him to call for reforms that will encourage a diverse and free press in Ethiopia and uphold the public's access to information.

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CPJ urges Malta's PM to drop lawsuit against the late Daphne Caruana Galizia

May 2, 2018 3:39 PM ET

CPJ calls on Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat, to drop his libel lawsuit against murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in which her family are now the defendants.

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Israel must review IDF policy on protests, journalists after Gaza killing

April 19, 2018 11:39 AM ET

CPJ calls on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to review military policy on mass protests and the press and to ensure that the shooting of journalists covering demonstrations in the Gaza Strip is quickly and thoroughly investigated. The killing of Palestinian photojournalist and camera operator Yaser Murtaja and other evidence suggest that authorities are trying to suppress media coverage of the protests.

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