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News crews attacked in two separate incidents in Pakistan

June 21, 2017 6:50 PM ET

New York, June 21, 2017--Pakistani authorities should ensure the safety of journalists and investigate two separate incidents in which members of the press were attacked and had equipment damaged, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Newspaper editor interrogated by authorities in Uganda

June 21, 2017 4:54 PM ET

Nairobi, June 21, 2017--Ugandan authorities should cease investigation and intimidation of privately-owned daily newspaper Red Pepper editor Ben Byarabaha and four other publications, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian Authority censors at least 11 news websites

June 21, 2017 1:02 PM ET

New York, June 21, 2017--The Palestinian Authority should cease blocking access to news websites in the West Bank, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Palestinian Authority's attorney general, Ahmad Barrak, on June 15 ordered internet service providers to block access to at least 11 news websites, according...

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Spyware targeted Mexican journalists and activists

June 20, 2017 6:17 PM ET

Mexico City, June 20, 2017--Attempts to spy on Mexican journalists and human rights activists by infiltrating their mobile devices with spyware threaten press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A report released in Mexico City yesterday by the press freedom group Article 19 and...

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Iraqi fixer and French journalist killed in Mosul

June 20, 2017 5:54 PM ET

Beirut, June 20, 2017--French cameraman Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi fixer Bakhtiyar Haddad were killed in an explosion that also injured French journalists Veronique Robert and Samuel Forey as they covered Iraqi soldiers' efforts to retake control of the old city of Mosul yesterday, according to news reports and the...

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Azerbaijan sentences journalist to seven years in prison

June 20, 2017 5:09 PM ET

New York, June 20, 2017--Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release Fikret Faramazoglu, chief editor of the news website Journalistic Research Center, from prison and investigate the journalist's claims that he was severely beaten in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Faramazoglu was sentenced on June 14 to seven...

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Dutch journalists abducted in Colombia

June 20, 2017 12:01 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 20, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the immediate release of two Dutch journalists who were abducted while reporting from a lawless region of northeastern Colombia....

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Editor of Moroccan news website harassed

June 20, 2017 10:50 AM ET

New York, June 20, 2017--Moroccan authorities should cease harassing Hamid al-Mahdaoui, the editor of the news website Badil, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Moroccan Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit has filed a criminal defamation complaint against al-Mahdaoui, and the editor says he was questioned for six hours last...

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Three journalists charged with defamation in Myanmar

June 19, 2017 12:55 PM ET

Bangkok, June 19, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop all criminal proceedings against three journalists charged with defamation and should strike all criminal defamation laws from the books, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzania imposes two-year publishing ban on newspaper

June 16, 2017 5:31 PM ET

Nairobi, June 16, 2017--Tanzania should immediately revoke a publishing ban on Mawio, a privately owned weekly newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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