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Niger journalists Moussa Aksar and Samira Sabou convicted, fined under cybercrime act

New York, January 13, 2022 — Nigerien authorities should not contest the appeals of journalists Moussa Aksar and Samira Sabou, and should reform the country’s cybercrime law to ensure it is not used to prosecute the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 3, the High Court in Niamey, Niger’s capital, convicted…

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US Embassy in Bulgaria warns investigative journalist Atanas Tchobanov of ‘imminent threat’

Berlin, January 13, 2022 — Bulgarian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate any threats against investigative journalist Atanas Tchobanov and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 7, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, notified Tchobanov, a reporter for Bulgarian investigative news websites Bivol and BIRD, that they…

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Unidentified man attacks Afghan journalist Noor Mohammad Hashemi in Kabul

New York, January 12, 2022 — The Taliban should investigate the recent attack on journalist Noor Mohammad Hashemi and take serious measures to protect Afghan media workers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 4:50 p.m. on January 10, three unidentified men pulled up next to Hashemi, deputy director of the nonprofit media…

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Two journalists detained in Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, January 11, 2022 – Authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian state of Chhattisgarh must immediately and unconditionally release journalists Sajad Gul and Jitendra Jaiswal, respectively, and drop all investigations related to their journalistic work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  At approximately 10 p.m. on January 5, authorities in…

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Three Afghan journalists detained following coverage of anti-Taliban protests

New York, January 11, 2022— Taliban authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalists Faisal Modaris, Idris Rahimi, and Milad Azizi, and cease detaining members of the press for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 6, armed Taliban authorities detained the three journalists, all of whom work at the Kabul Lovers…

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Journalists detained, news crew attacked, as Kazakhstan state of emergency continues

Stockholm, January 10, 2022 – Kazakh authorities should ensure the ability of the country’s media to work freely and release detained journalist Lukpan Akhmedyarov. They should also fully investigate assaults on the country’s press, including an attack on a convoy that killed one Almaty TV employee and injured another and an arson attack on the…

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Men raid office of Nigerian outlet Thunder Blowers, steal equipment and beat editor

Abuja, January 10, 2022 – Nigerian authorities should investigate the recent attack on the offices of the Thunder Blowers news website, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At around 8:15 p.m. on January 3, eight men entered the outlet’s office in Gusau, the capital of Nigeria’s northern Zamfara…

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Turkish journalist Rojhat Doğru sentenced to life in prison

Istanbul, January 10, 2022 – Turkish authorities should not contest journalist Rojhat Doğru’s appeal, and should cease sentencing members of the press to lengthy jail terms for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 6, the Eighth Diyarbakır Court of Serious Crimes sentenced Doğru, a Turkey-based camera operator who covered conflict…

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Danish reporters summoned by police in national security leak investigation

Berlin, January 7, 2022 — Danish authorities should cease summoning members of the press and ensure that the media can report without legal intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. On January 4, the National Unit for Special Crime summoned at least seven national security reporters as witnesses in a leak investigation, according to…

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Turkish court issues suspended prison term to journalist Nazan Sala

Istanbul, January 7, 2022 – Turkish authorities should vacate the suspended prison term issued to journalist Nazan Sala and stop harassing reporters for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the Fifth Van Court of Serious Crimes convicted Sala, a freelance reporter, of making propaganda for a terrorist organization and issued her…

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