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Bahraini photographers hold up placards in solidarity with freelance photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)

Bahrain court should overturn Ahmed Humaidan’s conviction

New York, August 22, 2014 — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Bahrain High Court of Appeals to overturn the baseless conviction of freelance photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan. The court is expected to rule on Humaidan’s appeal on August 25, according to news reports.

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Two journalists abducted and two TV channels forced off the air in Libya

New York, August 21, 2014 — Two journalists were abducted in Libya on Tuesday, and the government shut down broadcasts of two state-run television stations after one was taken over by militants and the other took an anti-government line, according to news reports.

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Shabelle Media Network owner Abdimalik Yusuf is still being held by security forces after his August 15 arrest (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Somali authorities detain three journalists and shutter radio station

Nairobi, August 21, 2014 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the detention of three Shabelle Media Network journalists and the closure of their station. Security agents arrested 19 individuals at the network’s offices in the capital Mogadishu on August 15, and removed the transmitters of Radio Shabelle and Sky FM, two…

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Television anchor shot dead outside his home in Honduras

New York, August 19, 2014 — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of broadcast journalist Nery Francisco Soto Torres in Honduras on Thursday and calls on authorities to launch a full investigation, determine the motive, and bring those responsible to justice.

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Yemeni journalist shot dead in series of attacks on state-run media

New York, August 19, 2014 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a string of attacks on Yemeni journalists working for state-run outlets in the past week. At least one journalist has been killed and another survived an assassination attempt, according to the Ministry of Information and news reports.

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