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Police raid Cairo offices of Turkish Anadolu News Agency, arrest at least 4

January 15, 2020 12:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2020 -- Egyptian authorities yesterday arrested at least four people at the Anadolu News Agency office in Cairo on allegations of spreading false news and operating without a license, according to a report by the agency and other news reports....

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India should restore internet in Kashmir as court orders shutdown review

January 10, 2020 1:50 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2020--The Indian Supreme Court ordered a review of the legal process used to implement the ongoing shutdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir today. The ruling affirmed that freedom of speech “using the medium of internet is constitutionally protected."...

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Venezuelan photojournalist Jesús Medina released after 16 months in prison

January 7, 2020 1:10 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Venezuelan freelance photojournalist Jesús Medina after more than 16 months of arbitrary detention, and called for Venezuelan authorities to drop all charges against him....

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Saudi court sentences 8 for Jamal Khashoggi killing

December 23, 2019 10:35 AM ET

New York, December 23, 2019 -- The Saudi public prosecutor’s office announced today that a court had sentenced five people to death and three to jail terms for their roles in the October 2018 killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, which took place in the...

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In the Philippines, convictions finally achieved for Maguindanao massacre

December 18, 2019 11:33 PM ET

Bangkok, December 19, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a Philippine court’s decision to hold to account the mastermind, his brother and 26 accomplices of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre....

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Journalists attacked by police, disrupted by demonstrators while covering protests in India

December 17, 2019 1:40 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2019 -- Indian authorities must ensure the safety of all journalists covering protests across the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Syria, Mexico deadliest countries for journalists in 2019

December 17, 2019 12:01 PM ET

As conflicts and reprisal murders decline, total number of journalists killed because of their work fell sharply New York, December 17, 2019--The number of journalists killed in the line of duty fell in 2019 to the lowest level in 17 years, as dangerous regional conflicts stabilized and the number of...

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China’s efforts undermine media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan

December 16, 2019 12:01 AM ET

New York, December 16, 2019—Press freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan are under severe strain from mainland China’s pressure and influence, the Committee to Protect Journalists finds in its new report, “One Country, One Censor.”...

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Rio mayor’s office bars Globo journalists from press conference

December 13, 2019 3:10 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, December 13, 2019 -- Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella must allow reporters from all news outlets to cover his office’s press conferences, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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The “Protect Press Freedom” Campaign Announces ABC, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, FOX News, Google, The New Republic, NowThis and TIME Among New Partners

December 13, 2019 10:00 AM ET

The “Protect Press Freedom” campaign is supported by a diverse group of over 45 media outlets, nonprofit organizations, and technology partners. WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 13, 2019— The nonprofit organizations Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Committee to Protect Journalists today announced that ABC, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, FOX...

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