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Togo suspends 2 papers after French complaint, and a third for criticizing decision

April 3, 2020 4:23 PM ET

New York, April 3, 2020 -- Authorities in Togo should lift the suspensions of the Liberté, L’Alternative, and Fraternité newspapers and ensure all media are free to cover politics and all other newsworthy topics, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two reporters charged for spreading ‘false information’ about COVID-19 in the Philippines

April 3, 2020 4:10 PM ET

Bangkok, April 3, 2020 -- Cavite City authorities in the Philippines should withdraw their criminal complaints against journalists Mario Batuigas and Amor Virata, and refrain from threatening journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong government reprimands RTHK broadcaster over question about Taiwan

April 3, 2020 3:10 PM ET

Taipei, April 3, 2020 -- The Hong Kong government should let Radio Television Hong Kong report freely and without official harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral shot and killed in Veracruz

April 3, 2020 12:43 PM ET

Mexico City, April 3, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Maria Elena Ferral, determine whether the attack was related to her work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iraqi regulator suspends Reuters’ license for 3 months over COVID-19 report

April 3, 2020 10:25 AM ET

New York, April 3, 2020 -- Iraqi authorities should immediately reinstate the license of the Reuters news agency, and allow all media outlets to cover the COVID-19 pandemic freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uttar Pradesh starts criminal probe into The Wire editor for alleged 'discord' during COVID-19 lockdown

April 2, 2020 1:25 PM ET

New Delhi, April 2, 2020—Police in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh should immediately withdraw criminal complaints against Siddharth Vardarajan, editor of news website The Wire, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The police opened a criminal investigation into Vardarajan on accusations of spreading discord, enmity, and rumors...

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Hamas security forces repeatedly detain Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom

April 2, 2020 12:20 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2020 -- Hamas-affiliated authorities should stop their campaign of harassment against Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar orders dozens of news websites blocked in crackdown on ‘fake news’

April 2, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, April 2, 2020 – Myanmar should lift its order to block news websites and cease all efforts to censor the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ethiopian journalist Yayesew Shimelis detained following COVID-19 report

April 1, 2020 12:40 PM ET

Nairobi, April 1, 2020 -- Authorities in Ethiopia should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Yayesew Shimelis and cease detaining journalists without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian Supreme Court denies government request for prior censorship of COVID-19 news

March 31, 2020 5:41 PM ET

New Delhi, March 31, 2020 – The Indian government should stop trying to censor news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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