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Mauritania jails bloggers Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou on false news charges

March 28, 2019 2:37 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2019 -- Mauritanian authorities should immediately release bloggers Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou and stop detaining journalists on false news charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Philippines issues arrest warrants against Rappler's Maria Ressa, other executives

March 28, 2019 8:29 AM ET

Bangkok, March 28, 2019 - Authorities in the Philippines issued today arrest warrants against news website Rappler editors and executives, including executive editor and founder Maria Ressa, for violating laws barring foreign ownership of media, according to news reports....

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Two journalists held in pretrial detention since February in Comoros

March 26, 2019 2:56 PM ET

Nairobi, March 26, 2019 -- Authorities in the Comoros should immediately release journalists Abdallah Abdou Hassane and Oubeidillah Mchangama, who have been held in pretrial detention on an array of charges for over a month, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Slovakia not to adopt press law amendment

March 25, 2019 1:24 PM ET

Berlin, March 25, 2019 -- Slovak lawmakers should not pass an amendment to the country's press law that would expand its right of reply mandate to include politicians and public officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Turkmenistan journalist Soltan Achilova barred from traveling abroad

March 25, 2019 12:44 PM ET

New York, March 25, 2019 -- Turkmenistan authorities should allow freelance reporter Soltan Achilova to freely travel outside the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Hiram Moreno survives gun attack in Oaxaca, Mexico

March 22, 2019 5:44 PM ET

Mexico City, March 22, 2019 -- Authorities must immediately investigate an attack on Mexican journalist Hiram Moreno and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Moreno, the editor of news website Evidencias, survived a shooting in Salina Cruz, a town in Oaxaca state, on March 20,...

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Zambia suspends independent TV broadcaster for 30 days

March 22, 2019 3:50 PM ET

Cape Town, March 22, 2019 -- Zambia's minister of information and broadcasting should grant an appeal requested by the privately owned Prime TV broadcaster and allow the station back on air after the country's media regulator suspended its license for 30 days for alleged unprofessionalism, the Committee to Protect...

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Zimbabwe must release filmmaker Zenzele Ndebele

March 21, 2019 5:02 PM ET

New York, March 21--State security today arrested documentary filmmaker Zenzele Ndebele and charged him with "possession of offensive weapons at public gatherings," under Section 43 of Zimbabwe's Criminal Law Code, according to his lawyers and news reports. Security officers found a used tear gas canister in the journalist's car...

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Labor rights website editor Wei Zhili arrested in China; another is missing

March 21, 2019 1:47 PM ET

Taipei, March 21, 2019 -- Chinese authorities should immediately release ILabour.net editor Wei Zhili and ensure that editors and reporters will not be arrested for reporting on workers' rights....

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Ghanaian police beat, arrest journalist Malik Sullemana

March 21, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Dakar, Senegal, March 21, 2019 -- Authorities in Ghana should hold to account the police officers responsible for beating journalist Malik Sullemana, ensure a thorough investigation into their actions, and protect the safety of the press during interactions with police, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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