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Abuja court dismisses case against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

September 17, 2018 2:36 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2018--An Abuja magistrate's court today struck out a case against Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Weekly Source, Samuel Ogala, a lawyer who represents Abiri, told CPJ. The court ruled that it did not have jurisdiction over the state where the alleged wrongdoing...

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CPJ calls on EU to keep up pressure on Hungary amid press freedom concerns

September 12, 2018 12:04 PM ET

Brussels, September 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the vote by members of the European Parliament in favor of a resolution against Hungary for breaching EU values, and called on the bloc to keep up pressure on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government....

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Drop in journalist killings in Pakistan masks decline in press freedom

September 12, 2018 12:01 AM ET

CPJ report finds military pressures media to self-censor Washington D.C., September 12, 2018--Pakistan's press is under pressure as the country's powerful military quietly but effectively encourages self-censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its report, "Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists' fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence...

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CPJ produces safety kit for journalists

September 10, 2018 10:00 AM ET

New York, September 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today released a Safety Kit to promote greater journalist safety. The kit, produced by CPJ's Emergencies Response Team, includes safety notes to help journalists prepare for assignments, first aid videos, an updated Journalist Security Guide, and an expanded resource center....

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Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

September 8, 2018 7:58 AM ET

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison, and called on authorities to release him immediately and remove any restriction on his release on appeal....

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Two TOLO News journalists killed in Afghanistan double bombing

September 5, 2018 3:35 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 5, 2018--At least two journalists were killed today in a double bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to news reports. TOLO News published that its reporter Samim Faramarz and cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi were killed by the second blast while covering the first, which occurred at...

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CPJ to release report on press freedom in Pakistan

September 4, 2018 12:01 AM ET

New York, September 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, "Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists' fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence declines," on September 12, 2018. The report will be accompanied by a documentary and a panel discussion at the Wilson Center in Washington,...

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CPJ condemns conviction in Myanmar of Reuters's Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

September 3, 2018 12:17 AM ET

Bangkok, September 3, 2018--A Myanmar court today sentenced two Reuters news agency reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven years each in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act, Reuters reported....

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CPJ demands release of journalists arrested over documents in Northern Ireland

August 31, 2018 12:21 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on police in the United Kingdom to immediately release producer Trevor Birney and journalist Barry McCaffrey, who were arrested on suspicion of stealing confidential documents today, according to the Belfast Telegraph and other news reports....

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China refuses to renew BuzzFeed reporter's visa

August 22, 2018 12:31 PM ET

Taipei, August 22, 2018--The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to renew the visa of BuzzFeed's China bureau chief, Megha Rajagopalan, according to a tweet from Rajagopalan and news reports....

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