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Saudi crown prince’s alleged hacking of Bezos raises press freedom concerns

January 22, 2020 10:56 AM ET

Washington, January 22, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined U.N. human rights experts in calling for an investigation into the alleged hacking of The Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The U.N. experts called the alleged hacking “an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post's...

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Saudi court sentences 8 for Jamal Khashoggi killing

December 23, 2019 10:35 AM ET

New York, December 23, 2019 -- The Saudi public prosecutor’s office announced today that a court had sentenced five people to death and three to jail terms for their roles in the October 2018 killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, which took place in the...

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Number of journalists killed falls sharply as reprisal murders hit record low

December 17, 2019 11:59 AM ET

As wars subsided and a record low number of journalists were murdered in reprisal for reporting, the total number of journalists killed because of their work fell sharply in 2019. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser...

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China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists

December 11, 2019 12:00 AM ET

For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally as authoritarians like Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Mohammed bin Salman, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi show no signs of letting up on the critical media. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser...

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Several journalists arrested in crackdown in Saudi Arabia

November 27, 2019 3:40 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2019 – The Saudi Arabian government must immediately end its arrest campaigns against journalists and free all those who have been jailed for their writing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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10 Most Censored Countries

September 10, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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US, UN must probe Saudi crown prince role in "extrajudicial killing" of Jamal Khashoggi, report says

June 19, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Paris, June 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a United Nations report calling on both the head of the U.N. and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to open criminal probes into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

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Jordanian journalist Abdulrahman Farhana detained by Saudi authorities

April 25, 2019 4:10 PM ET

New York, April 25, 2019 -- Saudi authorities should immediately release Jordanian journalist Abdulrahman Farhana as well as the other journalists swept up in their campaign against dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Saudi Arabia detains 3 more bloggers

April 18, 2019 1:21 PM ET

New York, April 18, 2019 -- Saudi authorities must immediately stop persecuting journalists and release those swept up in their recent detention campaign, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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At least four more journalists arrested in Saudi crackdown

April 8, 2019 3:50 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2019 -- Saudi Arabian authorities must immediately release journalists Thumar al-Marzouqi, Bader al-Ibrahim, Mohammed al-Sadiq, and Abdullah al-Duhailan and stop their brazen campaign against the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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