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CPJ calls for modification of Dutch terrorism bill to protect press freedom

November 4, 2019 12:50 PM ET

Berlin, November 4, 2019 -- Dutch lawmakers should amend a bill that could expose journalists to jail time for reporting from terrorist-controlled areas without government permission, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, arrest 2 journalists covering protests

November 4, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Taipei, November 4, 2019 -- Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists and ensure the safety of reporters covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio journalist Benjie Caballero shot in the Philippines

November 4, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, November 4, 2019 -- Philippine authorities should conduct a fast and thorough investigation into the shooting of journalist Benjie Caballero, determine if the attack was connected to his reporting, and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian police accuse publisher of treason in 25-year-old case

November 1, 2019 1:24 PM ET

New Delhi, November 1, 2019 -- Karnataka police must immediately release Indian publisher Doddipalya Narasimha Murthy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian journalist Bassam Moheisen detained by Hamas forces in Gaza since October 23

November 1, 2019 11:14 AM ET

Beirut, November 1, 2019 -- Hamas security forces should immediately release journalist Bassam Mohammad Moheisen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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European Parliament must push for safeguards for journalists in ‘e-evidence’ proposal

October 30, 2019 5:34 AM ET

Brussels, October 30, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today that a proposed European Union regulation on law enforcement access to electronic data lacks sufficient safeguards for journalists. The Regulation on European Production and Preservation Orders is known as the “e-evidence proposal.”...

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Nigerian journalists charged with criminal defamation, breach of peace

October 29, 2019 12:07 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2019—Authorities should drop all charges against journalists Joe Ogbodu and Prince Amour Udemude, and reform Nigeria’s penal code to ensure that journalism is not criminalized, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bosnian investigative journalist Avdo Avdić receives death threats

October 29, 2019 11:25 AM ET

Berlin, October 29, 2019 -- Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Avdo Avdić and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists injured and detained, broadcasters banned as protests resume in Iraq

October 29, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Beirut, October 29, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned recent attacks on journalists and media outlets in Iraq, and urged authorities to ensure that journalists can cover the ongoing protests in the country safely and without obstruction....

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Members of public assault Israeli journalist Daniel Siryoti in Kiryat Ata

October 28, 2019 3:55 PM ET

New York, October 28, 2019 -- Israeli authorities should investigate the assault on journalist Daniel Siryoti and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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