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Palestinian court orders block of dozens of news websites and Facebook pages

October 25, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Beirut, October 25, 2019 -- The Palestinian National Authority should immediately lift a ban on dozens of news websites and Facebook pages, and allow news outlets in the country to publish freely online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Chinese journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin detained following coverage of Hong Kong protests

October 25, 2019 12:24 PM ET

Taipei, October 25, 2019 -- Chinese authorities must immediately release journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Burundi police arrest Iwacu journalists covering unrest

October 23, 2019 4:12 PM ET

Nairobi, October 23, 2019—Authorities in Burundi should immediately release four journalists and a media worker from the privately-owned news outlet Iwacu, whom police detained in the western Bubanza province yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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Algeria arrests fifth journalist amid anti-government protests

October 23, 2019 3:54 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 23, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Algerian authorities to release Bendjama Mustapha, editor-in-chief of Le Provincial, and end the harassment of journalists covering anti-government protests....

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Journalists covering Catalonia demonstrations attacked, harassed by police, protesters

October 23, 2019 12:00 PM ET

Berlin, October 23, 2019 -- Authorities in the Spanish region of Catalonia should ensure the safety of reporters covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hazi detained in run-up to protests

October 21, 2019 3:54 PM ET

New York, October 21, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release journalist Seymur Hazi, drop any charges against him, and allow him to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov jailed on criminal libel charges

October 18, 2019 2:38 PM ET

New York, October 18, 2019 – Kazakhstan authorities should immediately release journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Russian police raid news outlets and journalists’ homes in October 15 crackdown

October 18, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Vilnius, October 18, 2019 – Russian authorities should stop harassing media outlets and reporters, and allow the press to freely cover opposition political groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Unidentified gunmen detain Iraqi blogger Shojaa al-Khafaji

October 17, 2019 3:55 PM ET

Beirut, October 17, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to disclose whether they have custody of Iraqi blogger Shojaa Fares al-Khafaji and if not, to immediately open an investigation after unidentified armed men took him from his home....

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Algeria detains three journalists who covered protests, alleged corruption

October 17, 2019 1:26 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019--Algerian authorities should immediately release journalists Said Boudour, Abdelmoundji Kheladi, and Adel Azeb Chikh from pretrial detention and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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