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Journalist Rida Fahil Al-Bom detained in Libya

December 17, 2019 4:20 PM ET

Washington, D.C., December 17, 2019 -- Libyan authorities should immediately account for the whereabouts of journalist and press freedom advocate Rida Fahil al-Bom and do their utmost to secure his release, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bangladeshi court orders 3-day detention of editor Abul Asad

December 16, 2019 4:08 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2019 -- Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release editor Abul Asad and must protect news outlets so they can report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists beaten by unidentified groups, interrogated by police in Sri Lanka

December 16, 2019 11:20 AM ET

New York, December 16, 2019 -- Sri Lankan authorities must thoroughly investigate several recent attacks against journalists, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that journalists can report freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cuban journalist Luz Escobar repeatedly barred from leaving her home

December 12, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Miami, December 12, 2019 -- Cuban authorities should stop barring journalist Luz Escobar from leaving her home, and cease harassing independent journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian radio station antenna destroyed in arson attack

December 12, 2019 2:45 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, December 12, 2019 -- Brazilian authorities must thoroughly investigate the arson attack against broadcaster radio Aliança FM and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian blogger Yegor Zhukov handed suspended sentence for 2017 protest coverage

December 12, 2019 12:09 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, December 12, 2019 -- Russian authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Yegor Zhukov and should allow him to work without fear of prosecution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian journalist Sameh al-Titi arrested by Israeli authorities, held without charge

December 11, 2019 10:56 AM ET

Beirut, December 11, 2019 -- Israeli authorities should disclose any charges against Palestinian journalist Sameh al-Titi or release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship

December 10, 2019 6:00 PM ET

New York, December 10, 2019—Nigerian authorities should halt all efforts to intimidate journalists working with the U.S.-headquartered, Nigeria-focused Sahara Reporters news website and ensure they are permitted to continue working to report the news, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Syrian Kurdish journalist Himbervan Kousa arrested at Kuala Lumpur airport

December 10, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Beirut, December 10, 2019 -- Malaysian authorities should disclose their reasons for holding Syrian Kurdish journalist Himbervan Kousa or release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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One journalist killed, another missing amid protests in Iraq

December 9, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Beirut, December 9, 2019 -- Iraqi authorities should conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the abduction of journalist Zaid Mohammed al-Khafaji, secure his release, and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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