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Iran charges Telegram news channel Gam reporters over labor coverage

June 13, 2019 3:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release three reporters for Gam (Step), a Telegram app news channel covering labor issues, and drop all charges against them and one other reporter for the channel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Algerian state broadcaster suspends two journalists amid reporters' sit-ins

June 12, 2019 10:16 AM ET

In April and May 2019, Algeria's Public Establishment of Television, the state broadcaster, suspended at least two television journalists who sought to cover protests in the country, according to journalists who spoke to CPJ and news reports....

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CPJ calls on Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists are respected

June 7, 2019 11:35 AM ET

CPJ thanks Yemeni Ambassador Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak for his May 2019 letter expressing concern for the welfare of journalists in areas under Houthi control, and calls on the Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists in the country are respected.

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Kurdish security forces detain reporter Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir in northern Syria

June 6, 2019 1:28 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2019 -- Kurdish security forces in the northern Syrian city of al-Hasakah should immediately release journalist Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hamas attorney general calls for Gaza ban of pro-Fatah weekly

June 5, 2019 3:01 PM ET

Beirut, June 5, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the attorney general in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to drop his recommendation that a court ban distribution of the pro-Fatah daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida....

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Revolutionary court in Iran sentences journalist Masoud Kazemi to 4.5 years in prison

June 3, 2019 3:37 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the sentencing today of Masoud Kazemi, the editor-in-chief of the monthly Sedaye Parsi political magazine. Judge Mohammad Moghiseh of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Branch 28 court found Kazemi guilty on national security charges of spreading misinformation...

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CPJ calls on Houthis in Yemen to release all detained journalists

May 31, 2019 12:32 PM ET

New York, May 31, 2019--The Ansar Allah group, known as the Houthis, should immediately release all journalists in its custody and stop its campaign of detentions and intimidation against journalists working in areas under its control, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Sudan's military rulers shut down Al-Jazeera Khartoum bureau

May 31, 2019 12:03 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 31, 2019--Sudan's military rulers yesterday ordered the Khartoum bureau of Al-Jazeera to be shut down and banned its staff from working in the country, the Qatari-broadcaster said today. Forces yesterday raided the outlet without providing a reason and confiscated work permits for staff and broadcasting equipment,...

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Journalists injured, fired upon while covering clashes in northern Syria

May 29, 2019 11:25 AM ET

Beirut, May 29, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Syrian authorities to respect the civilian status of journalists covering airstrikes and clashes in the northwestern part of the country....

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Iran jails Sedaye Parsi editor Masoud Kazemi on new national security charges

May 22, 2019 4:23 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 22, 2019 - Iranian authorities should release journalist Masoud Kazemi and clarify or drop the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Earlier today, Kazemi, editor-in-chief of the monthly Sedaye Parsi political magazine, arrived at the Tehran Revolutionary Guard Corps Branch 28 court...

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