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Saudi airstrike hits Yemeni radio station

September 17, 2018 5:10 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition's airstrike on a Yemeni radio station yesterday. The airstrike against the Ansar Allah-controlled Al-Maraweah Radio Broadcasting Center, located in Al-Maraweah District in Hodeida Governorate, killed three employees as well as a civilian in...

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DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation

September 14, 2018 3:10 PM ET

Goma, September 14, 2018--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release Tharcisse Zongia, editor-in-chief of the satirical weekly Grognon, who was jailed on September 6 in Kinshasa for criminal defamation, and take action to abolish the country's criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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Thai authorities shut down foreign press club event on Myanmar

September 11, 2018 12:50 PM ET

Bangkok, September 11, 2018--Thai authorities on Monday shut down a panel discussion at Bangkok's Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, marking the sixth such event the country's ruling military junta has canceled since seizing power in a May 2014 coup....

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Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

September 8, 2018 7:58 AM ET

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison, and called on authorities to release him immediately and remove any restriction on his release on appeal....

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Venezuelan freelance photographer detained, sent to military prison

September 7, 2018 5:55 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2018--Venezuelan authorities should immediately release and drop all charges against freelance photographer Jesus Medina Ezaine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in the capital Caracas on August 31 ordered Medina to military prison; he was detained August 29 after working on a...

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China arrests Uighur editor, newspaper directors for being 'two-faced'

September 7, 2018 12:15 PM ET

Taipei, September 7, 2018--Chinese authorities should immediately release Ilham Weli, Xinjiang Daily's deputy editor-in-chief, Memtimin Obul and Juret Haji, directors at the newspaper, and Mirkamil Ablimit, the head of the newspaper's subsidiary Xinjiang Farmer's Daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uzbekistan arrests at least four bloggers over posts on religious issues

September 6, 2018 1:09 PM ET

New York, September 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Uzbek authorities to end their harassment of bloggers covering religious issues, and to release at least four individuals arrested for their writing. Police in several Uzbek cities made arrests between August 28 and September 4, according to...

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Newspaper journalist assaulted and briefly abducted in Kenya

September 6, 2018 12:27 PM ET

Nairobi, September 6, 2018--Authorities in Kenya should carry out a thorough investigation and bring to justice those responsible for the September 3 assault and abduction of Daily Nation journalist Barrack Oduor and the death of his source, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Syrian military intelligence arrests Syrian Kurdish journalist at checkpoint

September 5, 2018 3:45 PM ET

Beirut, September 5, 2018 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Syrian authorities to immediately release Omar Kalo, a news anchor for the Iraqi Kurdish satellite news broadcaster Rudaw....

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Benin newspaper suspended over its critical reporting of the president

September 5, 2018 10:35 AM ET

Goma, September 5, 2018--Authorities in Benin should immediately reverse an order to suspend indefinitely the privately owned daily, La Nouvelle Tribune, and allow it to continue operating without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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