Alerts / 2017

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North Korea sentences two South Korean journalists to death in absentia

September 1, 2017 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2017--A North Korean court has sentenced the South Korean journalists Son Hyo-rim, of Dong-A Ilbo, and Yang Ji-ho, of Chosun Ilbo, and the papers' respective director generals, Kim Jae Ho and Pang Sang Hun to death, the country's state media reported yesterday. The Committee to...

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NRT office in Iraqi Kurdistan attacked

August 31, 2017 6:48 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2017--The Kurdistan Regional Government should immediately investigate today's attack on independent broadcaster NRT in Dohuk, northern Iraq, and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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India issues sweeping rule on internet shut-offs

August 31, 2017 3:22 PM ET

New Delhi, August 31, 2017--Indian authorities should stop arbitrarily blocking the internet, and refrain from issuing regulations that give legal backing to frequent internet shutdowns in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Iran to release two detained journalists

August 30, 2017 5:30 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2017--Iranian authorities should immediately release Sasan Aghaei and Yaghma Fashkhami, two journalists detained in Tehran, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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US freelancer Christopher Allen killed while reporting in South Sudan

August 29, 2017 4:05 PM ET

Nairobi, August 29, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by reports that a South Sudanese army spokesman today denied that U.S. freelance reporter and photographer Christopher Allen, who was killed covering conflict there on August 26, was deserving of civilian status. CPJ called for an independent investigation...

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Two Salvadoran news websites threatened for their reporting

August 28, 2017 5:55 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2017--Salvadoran authorities must conduct a swift and credible investigation of escalating online and physical threats against journalists at two digital news outlets and enact sufficient measures to ensure the journalists' safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egyptian crime reporter disappears on way home from work

August 28, 2017 5:50 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Egyptian journalist Abdulla Rashad, and today called on authorities to disclose whether they have him in custody and why. Rashad, who reports on crime for al-Bawaba News, was last seen leaving the news...

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Hong Kong journalists denied entry to Macau

August 28, 2017 5:45 PM ET

Taipei, August 28, 2017--Local authorities in Macau should allow all journalists, including those based in Hong Kong, to enter and report freely from the territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists injured in northern India after mob turns violent

August 28, 2017 5:28 PM ET

New Delhi, August 28, 2017--As local authorities in India's northern state of Haryana, investigate widespread rioting on August 25 that left at least 28 dead and over 250 injured, they must include attacks on journalists and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At...

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Congolese radio journalist arrested at protest is beaten in custody

August 25, 2017 6:29 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2017--Congolese authorities should immediately drop all charges against Jean Pierre Tshibitshabu, a reporter for the independent broadcaster Radio Television KADEKAS, and investigate claims that the journalist was assaulted in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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