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Telésforo Enríquez, founder of Mexican community radio station, shot dead in Oaxaca

May 6, 2019 5:55 PM ET

Mexico City, May 6, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of journalist and political activist Telésforo Santiago Enríquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Enríquez was found shot dead the afternoon of May 2 just outside the city of Juchitán, in the southern Mexican state...

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Iran jailing 2 journalists since May Day demonstration

May 6, 2019 2:26 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release Kayvan Samimi, editor-in-chief of Iran-e-Farda magazine, and Marzieh Amiri, economics reporter at Tehran-based newspaper Shargh Daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran arrests editor Abdollahi, fails to disclose charge or his location

May 3, 2019 11:31 AM ET

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iranian authorities to release Mohammad Reza Nassab Abdollahi, editor-in-chief of Iranian news websites Anar Press and Aban Press....

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Venezuelan authorities restrict internet, block outlets amid unrest

May 1, 2019 6:07 PM ET

Miami, May 1, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to refrain from restricting access to the internet, social media services, and news outlets in the country during widespread protests and political unrest....

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Radio station and show hosts sued for defamation in Liberia

May 1, 2019 4:25 PM ET

Cape Town, May 1, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a $500,000 civil defamation lawsuit filed against the Roots 102.7 FM radio station and two of its hosts by the Liberian minister of state for presidential affairs, Nathaniel McGill....

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Russian police beat at least 1 journalist, arrest 2 during May Day protests in St. Petersburg

May 1, 2019 4:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 1, 2019 -- Russian authorities should allow journalists to freely cover protests and must investigate the alleged assault by police of Timur Hadjibekov and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Casimir Kpedjo detained, facing false news accusations in Benin

April 30, 2019 3:55 PM ET

Goma, Congo, April 30, 2019 -- Beninese authorities should drop their investigation into Casimir Kpedjo, editor of the privately owned daily Nouvelle Economie, and allow him to report and publish news without fear of harassment or being jailed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Editor-in-chief of Mexican newspaper Reforma targeted by death threats following criticism from president

April 29, 2019 4:16 PM ET

Mexico City, April 29, 2019 -- Mexican federal authorities must guarantee the safety of Juan Pardinas, the editor-in-chief of Mexico City newspaper Reforma, who has recently faced harassment and death threats online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Peruvian judge orders assets freeze for Ojo Público, 2 journalists in defamation case

April 29, 2019 1:22 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, April 29, 2019-- A Peruvian court has ordered assets belonging to the independent news website Ojo Público, its executive director Óscar Castilla, and La República investigative reporter Edmundo Cruz, to be frozen while a criminal defamation complaint against them is heard, according to news reports. The Committee...

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Jordanian journalist Abdulrahman Farhana detained by Saudi authorities

April 25, 2019 4:10 PM ET

New York, April 25, 2019 -- Saudi authorities should immediately release Jordanian journalist Abdulrahman Farhana as well as the other journalists swept up in their campaign against dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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