A Houthi militant takes part in a parade held to mark 1,000 days of the Saudi-led military intervention in the Yemeni conflict, in Sanaa, Yemen on December 19, 2017. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

Yemeni authorities force local Al Jazeera station to close

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 yesterday, according to Saeed Thabit Saeed,…

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo, face up to 14 years in prison for their reporting in Myanmar. (Reuters/Antoni Slodkowski)

Myanmar charges two Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

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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A presidential guard walks past a window that allows a view into the Planalto presidential palace's main lounge, decorated with an image of a Brazilian national flag, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP/Eraldo Peres)

Attackers run Brazilian freelance reporter off road and shoot at him

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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In this May 16, 2012 file photo, an operator helps an elderly woman scan her fingerprints as she enrolls for Aadhar, India's unique identification project in Kolkata, India. The country's leading English-language daily, The Tribune, published an article exposing a possible vulnerability in the system. (AP/Bikas Das)

Police file complaint against journalist and newspaper following data breach exposé

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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A street vendor waits for customers in Khartoum, Sudan on December 2, 2016. Akhbar al-Watan's editor, Hanady al-Siddiq, told journalists in a written statement that the government's recent confiscation of critical newspapers is likely related to the newspapers' coverage of rising food prices in the country. (Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Sudanese authorities seize critical papers after reports on rising food prices

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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Women march in a procession to celebrate the 25th anniversary of proclaimed independence in the capital Hargeisa, Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia on May 18, 2016. (AP/Barkhad Dahir)

Somaliland journalists sentenced to two years in prison on propaganda charges

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 a statement by the Human Rights…

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Nigerian journalist Timothy Elombah, pictured, is detained over an article that he says he didn't write. (Family handout)

Nigerian journalist detained over critical article he didn’t write

Lomé, January 8, 2018–Nigerian authorities should immediately release Timothy Elombah, editor of the news website Elombah, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces arrested the journalist at his home in Nnewi, a city in Anambra state, on January 1, 2018, according to his lawyer, Obunike Ohaegbu, and media reports.

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In this photo released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks at a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP/Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi Arabian authorities arrest local journalist following critical commentary

New York, January 5, 2018 — Saudi Arabian authorities must immediately release Saleh al-Shehi from detention and stop arresting journalists who criticize the country’s government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Saudi security forces arrested al-Shehi, a columnist for the Saudi Arabian daily al-Watan, on January 3, according to Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi…

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Somali police parade at a ceremony to mark the 74th anniversary of the formation of the police force, at the police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

Nairobi, January 4, 2017–Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel and owns a local radio station, City FM, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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