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Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters' reporters

January 11, 2019 7:39 AM ET

Bangkok, January 11, 2019--A Myanmar court upheld today the conviction of Reuters news agency reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both of whom are serving seven year sentences for violating the Official Secrets Act, Reuters reported....

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In Nigeria, three journalists injured by gunfire while covering political rally

January 10, 2019 3:42 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2019--Nigerian authorities should rigorously investigate violence at a political rally in Lagos on January 8, during which at least three journalists were injured by gunfire, and ensure the safety of reporters covering political events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mozambican journalist arrested, held in military prison

January 9, 2019 5:43 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2019--Mozambique's military should immediately release Amade Abubacar, a community radio journalist for the state-owned Rádio e Televisao Comunitária Nacedje de Macomia in northern Cabo Delgado province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian security forces arrested two journalists in West Bank in late December

January 9, 2019 5:20 PM ET

Beirut, January 9, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrests last month of Palestinian journalists Zaid Abu Ara, a reporter for the London-based Quds Press News Agency, and Motasem Saqf al-Hit, a photographer for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network. Al-Hit has been released,...

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Italian journalists harassed and assaulted by far-right extremists

January 8, 2019 2:51 PM ET

Berlin, January 8, 2019--Italian authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the harassment and physical assault of two Italian journalists by a group of far-right extremists and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nigeria's military raids Daily Trust offices, arrests editor

January 7, 2019 7:06 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2019­­­--Nigerian authorities should immediately release Uthman Abubakar, an editor of the privately owned Daily Trust, return equipment seized in raids on the paper's offices, and cease the intimidation of news outlets covering the conflict in Nigeria's northeast, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Gabon shuts down the internet and broadcasting services following coup attempt

January 7, 2019 4:51 PM ET

Abidjan, January 7, 2019--Gabon's government on Monday morning shut down the internet and broadcasting services following an attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, according to digital rights groups Netblocks, and Internet Without Borders, news reports, and local journalists and civil society organizations with whom the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Unknown assailants ransack broadcaster's office in Gaza

January 7, 2019 2:07 PM ET

Beirut, January 7, 2019 -- The Palestinian authorities in Gaza should immediately investigate the January 4 attack on the headquarters of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)-affiliated Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in Gaza and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Sudan detains several critical columnists amid protests

January 4, 2019 4:46 PM ET

Washington D.C., January 4, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to release at least three journalists who have been detained in recent days after publishing columns in support of ongoing, widespread anti-government protests that have included calls for President Omar al-Bashir to resign....

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CPJ calls on Turkey to ensure Odatv's safety after series of threats

January 4, 2019 3:12 PM ET

Istanbul, January 4, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Turkish authorities to ensure the safety of journalists working for the news website Odatv amid a series of threats directed at the outlet, including published remarks by a civil servant Islamic scholar....

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