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Myanmar military sues The Irrawaddy for criminal defamation over conflict coverage

April 25, 2019 11:32 AM ET

Bangkok, April 25, 2019 -- Myanmar's military should drop its criminal defamation case against independent news outlet The Irrawaddy over its coverage of the conflict in the country's Rakhine state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cuban police detain and beat journalist Roberto Jesús Quiñones in Guantánamo

April 24, 2019 6:13 PM ET

Miami, April 24, 2019--Cuban authorities should immediately release journalist Roberto Jesús Quiñones, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Philippine news and human rights organizations accused of 'plot' against Duterte

April 24, 2019 2:31 PM ET

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over Philippines President Roderigo Duterte providing information to The Manila Times, a local daily, alleging that media and legal groups orchestrated a "plot" to discredit and oust him....

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In Peru, journalist Gustavo Gorriti, other media blamed for ex-president's suicide

April 22, 2019 6:11 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2019 - Peruvian authorities should immediately take action to ensure the safety of journalists at news website IDL-Reporteros, and officials should refrain from making inflammatory statements blaming the outlet and its director, Gustavo Gorriti, for the suicide last week of former President Alan García, the...

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Turkey can jail Cumhuriyet staff 'at any minute,' lawyers say

April 22, 2019 3:55 PM ET

Istanbul, April 22, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Turkish authorities to not take eight former employees from the daily Cumhuriyet into custody until the Supreme Court has heard their colleagues' appeal. At a press conference in Istanbul today, lawyers representing the employees said they would ask authorities...

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Romanian investigative journalist Emilia Șercan receives death threats

April 18, 2019 1:44 PM ET

New York, April 18, 2019 -- Romanian authorities should conduct a swift investigation into the death threats levied against investigative journalist Emilia Șercan and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Saudi Arabia detains 3 more bloggers

April 18, 2019 1:21 PM ET

New York, April 18, 2019 -- Saudi authorities must immediately stop persecuting journalists and release those swept up in their recent detention campaign, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two sentenced to death for 2018 killing of Afghan journalist Abdul Manan Arghand

April 17, 2019 4:22 PM ET

New York, April 17, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Afghan government to deliver justice through a fair and transparent process after two suspects were sentenced to death for the killing of Kabul News journalist Abdul Manan Arghand....

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Bahraini journalist Ibrahim al-Sheikh believed to be detained on false news charges

April 17, 2019 2:40 PM ET

New York, April 17, 2019 -- Bahraini authorities must immediately clarify whether they are detaining Akhbar al-Khaleej columnist Ibrahim al-Sheikh and, if so, release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Finnish journalist Johanna Vehkoo fined for criminal defamation

April 17, 2019 8:43 AM ET

Berlin, April 17, 2019 -- Finnish authorities should drop criminal defamation charges against investigative journalist Johanna Vehkoo on appeal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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