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Turkmenistan releases journalist imprisoned for 4 years for COVID photo

Stockholm, June 10, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved by the Saturday release of Nurgeldi Halykov, a freelance correspondent for independent Netherlands-based news website Turkmen.news, after he completed a four-year prison sentence on trumped-up fraud charges. “We are relieved that Nurgeldi Halykov is free after enduring a shockingly unjust prison term in one of…

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‘A Red Cross for journalism’: CPJ recognized by Canadian Association of Journalists for commitment to journalist safety 

New York, June 10, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was awarded the Canadian Association of Journalists’ (CAJ) 2024 Charles Bury Award on June 1, 2024, for commitment to protecting the safety and security of journalists at risk worldwide. “This is not just an acknowledgment of the work that my colleagues at the Committee to…

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Sudanese journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed and brother killed during RSF attack

New York, June 6, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is shocked by reports that journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed, a reporter at the official state news agency of Sudan (SUNA), and his brother Shamseddine Mohamed Ahmed were killed by the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) during its Wednesday attack on the village of…

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On Tuesday, June 4, soldiers with the Sudanese paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces raided journalist Abdel Razek’s home in the el-Dorshab neighborhood north of Khartoum and shot him dead along with three of his family members. (Photo: Ezzeldin Arbab)

CPJ urges investigation into killing of Sudanese journalist Muawiya Abdel Razek, 3 family members after RSF raid

New York, June 5, 2024 – The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Sudanese authorities to launch a full investigation into the killing of journalist Muawiya Abdel Razek, hold those responsible to account, and ensure journalists are not treated as targets in the country’s ongoing civil war. On Tuesday, June 4, soldiers with the Sudanese paramilitary…

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CPJ calls for immediate release of Sudanese journalist Tariq Abdallah

New York, June 3, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that the Sudanese paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) detained journalist Tariq Abdallah almost two weeks ago, and calls for his immediate release. “CPJ strongly denounces the Rapid Support Forces’ detention of Sudanese journalist Tariq Abdallah and finds it unacceptable…

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Russia confirms detention of Ukrainian journalist Viktoria Roshchina

New York, May 29, 2024—Russian authorities must immediately release Ukrainian journalist Viktoria Roshchina and end the practice of illegally detaining Ukrainian journalists in occupied territories, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. “CPJ strongly denounces Russian authorities’ detention of journalist Viktoria Roshchina, who went missing 300 days ago while reporting in Russian-occupied Ukraine,” said Gulnoza…

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On May 21 and 22, Guinea’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology revoked the broadcasting licenses of privately owned stations Djoma TV and Espace TV, and radio stations FIM, Espace, Sweet and Djoma. (Screenshot: Djoma TV/YouTube)

Guinea revokes broadcast licenses of 6 media outlets

Dakar, May 23, 2023—Guinean authorities should immediately reinstate the media licenses for six blocked outlets and allow them to resume broadcasting freely after months of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On May 21 and 22, Guinea’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology revoked the broadcasting licenses of the private radio stations FIM, Espace, Sweet,…

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An image of journalists Borhen Bssais (left) and Mourad Zghidi (right).

Tunis court sentences 2 journalists to 1 year in prison, prevents hearing coverage

New York, May 23, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Tunisian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release radio journalists Borhen Bssais and Mourad Zghidi after a Tunis court convicted them on May 22 of defamation and spreading false news, and sentenced them to one year in prison. “CPJ is deeply concerned that…

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CPJ, partners call on ICJ to order unimpeded media access to Gaza following South Africa’s urgent request

New York, May 22, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), ARTICLE 19 and partners on Wednesday issued a statement (full text below) in support of South Africa’s urgent request to the International Court of Justice to order Israel to facilitate unimpeded media access to Gaza.  In a joint statement, nine human rights and press freedom…

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Lord Justice Brian Leveson unveils his report in London in 2012, following his far-reaching inquiry into the ethics of British newspapers.

CPJ, others urge UK to repeal harsh media law passed after phone hacking scandal

The Committee to Protect Journalists and nine other organizations representing news media titles, journalists, and campaign groups, urged U.K. authorities on Tuesday to urgently repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which could force publishers to pay the costs of people who sue them — even if the outlet wins. Section 40,…

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