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Turkish court sentences documentary filmmakers to 4 and a half years

July 19, 2019 3:07 PM ET

Istanbul, July 19, 2019--Documentary filmmakers Ertuğrul Mavioğlu and Çayan Demirel, directors of the 2015 documentary movie "Bakur" ("North"), about the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), were sentenced to four years and six months in prison yesterday for "making propaganda for a [terrorist] organization" by a court in the southeastern...

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CPJ announces 2019 International Press Freedom Award winners

July 16, 2019 9:00 AM ET

New York, July 16, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards amid the erosion of press freedom in democracies around the globe. The journalists have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in their...

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CPJ testifies to Congress on the threats Cuban journalists face

July 11, 2019 12:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2019--At a congressional hearing today, Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, highlighted the most pressing threats to the media in Cuba and called on Congress to act when and where it can make a difference for Cuba's journalists....

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In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is dead

July 10, 2019 4:45 PM ET

Nairobi, July 10, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda after the country's foreign minister, Palamagamba Kabudi, said in an interview that the journalist is dead....

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New pledges not credible without action, say press freedom groups

July 9, 2019 12:22 PM ET

London, July 9, 2019--On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organisations met in London in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international...

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Venezuelan journalist Braulio Jatar conditionally released, barred from leaving country

July 8, 2019 5:45 PM ET

Miami, July 8, 2019--Venezuelan online and radio journalist Braulio Jatar was formally released from house arrest today after receiving official notification from a criminal court in his home state of Nueva Esparta, according to local media and a statement Jatar gave to media outlets, which was posted on the...

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Indian government drops advertisements from major newspaper groups in apparent retaliation for coverage

June 28, 2019 3:20 PM ET

New York, June 28, 2019 -- The Indian government has cut off advertisements to three major newspaper groups--The Times Group, ABP Group, and The Hindu--in apparent retaliation for their critical news coverage, according to news reports....

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CPJ calls for charges to be dropped against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

June 27, 2019 4:40 PM ET

New York, June 27, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Nigerian authorities to release journalist Jones Abiri and drop cybercrime, anti-sabotage, and terrorism charges against him....

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CPJ to participate in Global Conference for Media Freedom, other events in UK

June 27, 2019 6:00 AM ET

New York, June 27, 2019-- On the eve of the Global Conference for Media Freedom in the U.K., CPJ representatives will be in London July 8-11 to highlight threats to journalists and global attacks on press freedom from democratic and authoritarian countries alike. CPJ has documented at least 9 journalists...

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US Supreme Court imposes new limits on government records requests

June 24, 2019 2:35 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a U.S. Supreme Court decision that restricts journalists' access to government records....

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