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Nigeria charges Weekly Source editor Jones Abiri under cybercrimes, terrorism acts

May 22, 2019 11:59 AM ET

Berlin, May 22, 2019 --A federal court today charged Jones Abiri, the publisher and editor-in -chief of the Weekly Source, under Nigeria's cybercrimes act, anti-sabotage act, and terrorism prevention act for crimes allegedly carried out in 2016, and ordered the journalist to be detained, according to his lawyer, Samuel...

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New accreditation requirements restrict press access to Nigeria's National Assembly

May 21, 2019 2:45 PM ET

Berlin, May 21, 2019 -- Authorities in Nigeria should withdraw new media accreditation requirements for accessing the National Assembly, the country's legislature, and ensure that future regulations do not unduly limit freedom of the press and access to information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ, Human Rights Watch call on Venezuela to release Jesús Medina

May 21, 2019 9:00 AM ET

New York, May 21, 2019--Venezuelan authorities should immediately release Jesús Medina, who they have arbitrarily imprisoned because of his reporting for nearly nine months, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch said today....

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US must be global leader in defending press freedom, CPJ tells Congress

May 16, 2019 10:14 AM ET

CPJ to testify at hearing on dangers of human rights reporting...

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Colombia sentences two ex-paramilitary fighters for 2000 attack on Jineth Bedoya

May 8, 2019 4:04 PM ET

Miami, May 8, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing on May 6 of former paramilitary fighters Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco and Jesús Emiro Pereira Rivera for the kidnapping, rape, and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in 2000....

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo freed by pardon in Myanmar

May 7, 2019 12:24 AM ET

Bangkok, May 7, 2019-- Reuters' journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released today from a Yangon prison in Myanmar as part of a presidential pardon, after spending more than 500 days behind bars, Reuters reported. The journalists were released in a mass amnesty of prisoners granted today...

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Belarus: Use Europe Games to Spur Media Freedom

May 3, 2019 2:05 PM ET

Press Freedom Day Throws Spotlight on Need to Assure Safe Reporting Brussels, May 3, 2019--The European Olympic Committees (EOC) should establish a complaints hotline for journalists during the 2019 European Games, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Belarus will host the games, a multi-sport...

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Ugandan regulator suspends staff from 13 outlets that covered Bobi Wine

May 2, 2019 10:57 AM ET

Addis Ababa, May 2, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Uganda's media regulator to immediately rescind an order yesterday suspending staff from 13 radio and television stations in connection to their coverage of opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine....

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Trial of detained Nicaraguan journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora indefinitely delayed

April 30, 2019 2:25 PM ET

Miami, April 30, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today renewed its calls for Nicaraguan authorities to immediately released detained journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora. Their trial, which was scheduled to begin yesterday, was instead postponed without a new date set, according to local news reports....

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Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters' Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

April 22, 2019 11:31 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed deep disappointment today after the Myanmar Supreme Court upheld Reuters' journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's convictions. Reuters reported that the Supreme Court justice said the appeal was rejected and did not elaborate further....

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