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Pakistani journalist sentenced to five years in prison under anti-terrorism laws

December 31, 2019 12:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., December 31, 2019—Pakistani authorities should immediately release and drop all legal proceedings against journalist Nasrullah Chaudhry, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chaudhry was convicted under anti-terrorism laws and sentenced to five years in prison on December 21 over the alleged possession of banned literature, according...

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Police in Pakistan’s Sindh province arrest Daily Jurat reporter Ajeeb Lakho

December 26, 2019 4:43 PM ET

Washington, D.C., December 26, 2019—Police in Sukkur, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, should immediately release Ajeeb Lakho and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Benin authorities arrest journalist Ignace Sossou, question him about Facebook posts

December 23, 2019 5:47 PM ET

Vancouver, Canada, December 23, 2019 -- Authorities in Benin should immediately release and halt efforts to intimidate journalist Ignace Sossou and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somali authorities shut down radio station City FM, seek to question owner

December 23, 2019 5:08 PM ET

Nairobi, December 23, 2019 -- Somali authorities should immediately allow local broadcaster City FM to reopen and let its staffers work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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British Virgin Islands law to impose fines, jail terms for online defamation

December 23, 2019 3:40 PM ET

Miami, December 23, 2019 -- British Virgin Islands Governor Augustus Jaspert should reject cybercrime legislation recently approved by the territory’s legislature, or require revisions to the bill to protect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Judge delays trial in 2012 killing of Brazilian radio journalist, citing lack of resources

December 20, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Rio de Janeiro, December 20, 2019 -- Brazilian authorities must quickly resume the trial of the alleged killers of radio journalist Valério Luiz de Oliveira and ensure that justice is served without further delays, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Venezuelan intelligence services raid, shutter news outlets Venepress and Telecaribe

December 20, 2019 9:55 AM ET

Bogotá, December 20, 2019 -- Venezuelan authorities must immediately allow local news outlets Telecaribe and Venepress to resume their work informing the public and cease their harassment of independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Albanian media legislation threatens to restrict online news outlets

December 19, 2019 12:59 PM ET

Berlin, December 19, 2019 -- Albanian President Ilir Meta should reject proposed legislation that would restrict news websites and stifle the free press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Algeria sentences cartoonist Benabdelhamid Amine to 3 months in prison

December 19, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Washington, D.C., December 19, 2019 -- A court in Oran, in northwest Algeria, sentenced cartoonist Benabdelhamid Amine to one year in prison on December 11 after finding him guilty of insulting the president, “violating territorial integrity,” and “disseminating publications harmful to national security,” according to news reports. The Djamal...

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At least 3 Hong Kong journalists denied entry to Macao to cover Xi visit

December 18, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Taipei, December 18, 2019 -- Authorities in Macao should allow all journalists to enter and report freely from the territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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