Alerts / 2017

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Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation

December 6, 2017 3:47 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2017--Sudanese authorities should stop confiscating newspapers and drop draft laws that would further curtail press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Vietnam upholds blogger Mother Mushroom's 10-year jail sentence

November 30, 2017 12:14 PM ET

Bangkok, November 30, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Vietnamese appeals court's decision today to uphold a 10-year prison sentence against blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, widely known as "Me Nam" or "Mother Mushroom."...

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Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 7 years for anti-state "propaganda"

November 28, 2017 12:12 PM ET

Bangkok, November 28, 2017--Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the blogger Nguyen Van Hoa who was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison on charges of disseminating "propaganda against the state," the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan arrests journalist whose rental car was rigged with bomb

November 27, 2017 6:09 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani security forces to immediately release journalist Khalil Afridi, who police are holding without charge in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Authorities detained the correspondent for the Khyber News TV channel on November 24 after an explosive...

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Uganda detains newspaper editors, directors, holds them without charge

November 22, 2017 2:47 PM ET

Nairobi, November 22, 2017--Ugandan authorities should immediately release eight employees of the national newspaper Red Pepper who are being held in government detention without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Investigative journalist shot dead at paramilitary base in India

November 22, 2017 2:28 PM ET

New Delhi, November 22, 2017--Indian authorities must thoroughly investigate the shooting yesterday of Sudip Dutta Bhaumik, an investigative reporter at the Bengali-language daily Syandan Patrika, and ensure those responsible are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mauritanian authorities change legal code, could retry Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed

November 20, 2017 4:40 PM ET

New York, November 20, 2017--Mauritanian authorities on November 16 approved an amendment to the country's penal code that could allow courts to retroactively retry freelance blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of blasphemy in 2014, and potentially re-sentence him to death, the state-owned news agency AMI and...

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Guatemalan journalist imprisoned after covering protests

November 17, 2017 4:10 PM ET

New York, November 17, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should immediately release community reporter Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two former Radio Free Asia journalists detained in Cambodia

November 16, 2017 12:25 PM ET

Bangkok, November 16, 2017--Two former reporters with the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia were detained in Cambodia on November 14 on suspicion of illegally producing and disseminating news, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cambodian authorities to immediately release the pair and drop...

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Pakistani authorities jail journalist following reports on land disputes

November 15, 2017 4:24 PM ET

New York, November 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistaniauthorities to release local journalist Hafiz Husnain Raza and drop all charges against him....

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