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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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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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