Alerts / 2018

Tanzania slaps fines on 5 TV stations after they report on alleged human rights abuses

January 12, 2018 4:09 PM ET

Nairobi, January 12, 2017--Tanzanian authorities should immediately annul fines levied against five television stations that the country's regulatory commission accused of broadcasting seditious and unbalanced content, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kuwaiti authorities sentence local journalist in absentia to five years hard labor

January 12, 2018 3:39 PM ET

New York, January 12, 2018--Kuwaiti authorities should allow independent journalist Abdullah al-Saleh to return to Kuwait without fear of imprisonment or reprisal for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A Kuwaiti national security court on December 25, 2017, found al-Saleh, a YouTube reporter and former columnist...

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Mexican journalist attacked by police in Guerrero state

January 12, 2018 11:33 AM ET

Mexico City, January 10, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's Guerrero state should thoroughly and credibly investigate alleged police violence against a reporter in the town of La Concepción on January 7, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. According to statements five reporters gave to local media after the alleged violence,...

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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping attempt

January 10, 2018 5:04 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Pakistani authorities to investigate today's attempted abduction of journalist Taha Siddiqui, and prosecute the perpetrators....

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Yemeni authorities force local Al Jazeera station to close

January 10, 2018 4:23 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2018--The Yemeni government should allow the Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to immediately reopen its Taiz office, and permit journalists in Yemen to do their jobs unencumbered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Soldiers acting on orders from the Taiz Governorate Security Committee closed the office...

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Myanmar charges two Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

January 10, 2018 7:23 AM ET

Bangkok, January 10, 2018--Prosecutors in Myanmar today charged two Reuters reporters with violating the Official Secrets Act, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the criminal indictment and called on the authorities to drop the charges and release the reporters....

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Attackers run Brazilian freelance reporter off road and shoot at him

January 9, 2018 3:56 PM ET

São Paulo, January 9, 2018--Brazilian authorities should swiftly and credibly investigate an attack on Gabriel Barbosa da Silva, a part-time freelance reporter, cartoonist, and photographer for the São Paulo publication VerboOnline, and bring his attackers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Police file complaint against journalist and newspaper following data breach exposé

January 9, 2018 3:27 PM ET

New Delhi, January 9, 2018--Indian authorities on January 5 filed a criminal complaint against the English-language daily The Tribune and its reporter Rachna Khaira, a day after the paper published Khaira's report exposing a possible vulnerability in the country's vast national identity system, according to news reports....

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Sudanese authorities seize critical papers after reports on rising food prices

January 8, 2018 4:50 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2017--Sudanese authorities should stop seizing critical newspapers and allow journalists to report freely on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somaliland journalists sentenced to two years in prison on propaganda charges

January 8, 2018 4:29 PM ET

Nairobi, January 08, 2017--A Somaliland regional court yesterday sentenced journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Liltire, to two years of prison on charges of conducting propaganda against the state, bringing Somaliland into contempt and "bringing the flag or national emblem of a foreign state" into contempt, according to...

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