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Independent journalist detained in eastern Cuba

June 23, 2017 5:12 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2017--Cuban authorities should immediately release independent journalist Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez and return his equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State security forces and Interior Ministry officials detained León Velázquez around 4 p.m. yesterday in the eastern province of Guantánamo, according to his...

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Angolan journalists charged with crimes against state

June 23, 2017 3:29 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2017--Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian state assembly sentences two editors to prison for defamation

June 23, 2017 1:53 PM ET

New Delhi, June 23, 2017--The elected assembly of India's Karnataka state should revoke one-year jail sentences it imposed on two editors in Bangalore, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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 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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