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Burundi blocks social media access during presidential elections

May 20, 2020 2:20 PM ET

Nairobi, May 20, 2020 -- In response to Burundian authorities’ blocking of social media networks during today’s presidential elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Benin appeals court shortens journalist Ignace Sossou’s jail term

May 19, 2020 1:45 PM ET

New York, May 19, 2020 -- In response to today’s decision by a Beninese appeals court to shorten journalist Ignace Sossou’s sentence to six months’ imprisonment and a six-month suspended sentence, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Egyptian police arrest Mada Masr editor Lina Attalah outside of Tora prison

May 17, 2020 12:10 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2020— Egyptian authorities must immediately release Mada Masr editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, who was arrested outside the prison where her colleague Alaa Abdelfattah is on hunger strike protesting his detention, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ condemns Kyrgyz supreme court decision upholding Azimjon Askarov's life sentence

May 13, 2020 12:30 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2020 – In response to today’s decision by Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court to uphold journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov’s life sentence and deny his final appeal, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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U.S. imposes new visa restrictions on Chinese journalists in retaliatory measure

May 11, 2020 11:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., May 11, 2020 -- In response to new visa restrictions imposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security against Chinese nationals working as journalists in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Thousands join CPJ’s call for governments to release jailed journalists amid COVID-19

May 5, 2020 10:42 AM ET

New York, May 5, 2020--In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, marked each year on May 3, the Committee to Protect Journalists today said 11,337 supporters from at least 105 countries, alongside 192 partner organizations, joined its global #FreeThePress campaign calling for the release of all jailed journalists. CPJ advanced...

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CPJ calls on Burundi to release 4 Iwacu journalists on appeal

May 4, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Nairobi, May 4, 2020 -- In advance of an upcoming appeal hearing for four journalists at Burundian news website Iwacu, who were sentenced to 2.5 years in prison in January, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Family of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl files to uphold convictions in 2002 murder

May 2, 2020 7:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2020 -- The parents of murdered Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl today filed an appeal to the Pakistani Supreme Court to reverse the April 2 decision of the Sindh High Court that overturned convictions of four men in Pearl’s 2002 kidnapping and murder case,...

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Colombian military monitored local, international journalists, Semana reports

May 1, 2020 9:53 PM ET

New York, May 1, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at a new report alleging that Colombian military intelligence officials carried out an extensive monitoring operation targeting more than 130 individuals including more than 30 national and international journalists, and called on authorities to immediately...

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CPJ, partners call for release of Beninese journalist Ignace Sossou on appeal

April 27, 2020 10:14 AM ET

New York, April 27, 2020—Today the group of undersigned organizations called on authorities in Benin to immediately release imprisoned journalist Ignace Sossou on appeal and ensure that he does not continue to face undue risk of coronavirus exposure in ongoing detention....

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