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Turkey convicts Wall Street Journal reporter of terrorism

October 10, 2017 4:01 PM ET

New York, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the conviction today of Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak, and called on Turkish authorities to stop their relentless crackdown on the press. As the Journal reported, a court in the southeastern city of Cizre convicted Albayrak in absentia...

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Local photographer abducted from home in central Mexico

October 5, 2017 5:21 PM ET

New York, October 5, 2017--Armed men dressed as police officers this morning abducted local photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro from his home in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, according to media reports. The state's general prosecutor said in a statement that the prosecutor's office is investigating,...

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Zimbabwe arrests NewsDay journalist over story on first lady's underwear donation

October 3, 2017 12:59 PM ET

New York, October 3, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Zimbabwean authorities to immediately release NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani and drop all charges against him. Nyangani was arrested yesterday and charged with criminal nuisance for reporting that First Lady Grace Mugabe had donated used underwear to supporters...

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Syrian-American journalist killed in Turkey

September 22, 2017 1:51 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2017--Syrian-American journalist Halla Barakat and her mother, Syrian opposition activist Orouba Barakat, were found dead yesterday in their Istanbul apartment, the Turkish news agency DHA reported today. Friends alerted the police when Halla Barakat, 23, did not show up for her reporting job at the...

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Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

September 20, 2017 7:36 AM ET

New York, September 20, 2017--Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released today. The report, "Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent," finds that...

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CPJ to release report on Cameroon's press freedom crackdown

September 15, 2017 5:12 PM ET

New York, September 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, "Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent," on September 20. Cameroonian authorities have used a broad anti-terror law, enacted in 2014, to arrest and threaten local journalists who report...

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Photojournalist charged with terrorism in Turkey

September 15, 2017 3:39 PM ET

New York, September 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Turkish authorities to immediately release photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan, and drop the anti-state charges against him. An Istanbul court on September 13 formally charged Erdoğan with terrorism, according to the volunteer journalist collective 140journos....

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Montenegrin journalist threatened

September 13, 2017 4:05 PM ET

New York, September 13, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Montenegrin authorities to ensure the safety of Vladimir Otasevic, a reporter with the national opposition daily newspaper Dan (Day)....

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Paraguayan judge releases drug trafficker who had planned to kill journalist

September 11, 2017 3:29 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of Paraguayan journalist Cándido Figueredo Ruiz following the release from prison of an alleged drug trafficker who had previously planned to kill him....

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Independent journalist Yulia Latynina flees Russia following attacks

September 11, 2017 3:12 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2017--Russian journalist Yulia Latynina, who writes a column for the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and hosts a weekly radio show on Ekho Moskvy, has fled Russia after a series of attacks, according to local and international reports. In the latest incident on September 3, attackers...

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