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Azerbaijan government seeks order to permanently block news websites

April 28, 2017 5:49 PM ET

New York, April 28, 2017--The Azerbaijani government should immediately stop trying to permanently block access to five independent media outlets' websites and should instead lift a decree that has rendered them currently inaccessible, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Azerbaijani blogger sentenced to prison for alleging abuse

March 3, 2017 4:33 PM ET

New York, March 3, 2017--Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release blogger and press freedom advocate Mehman Huseynov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Baku today sentenced Huseynov to two years in prison on defamation charges for...

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Azerbaijani authorities tighten screws on independent media

January 20, 2017 2:07 PM ET

When officials in Baku released several high-profile journalists, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, from prison in May last year, the international media rights community breathed a sigh of relief. But any optimism was short-lived, with authorities in recent months...

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Journalists honored for courageous reporting

November 23, 2016 11:34 AM ET

International Press Freedom Awards go to Indian freelance reporter, Egyptian photojournalist, Turkish editor, and El Salvadoran investigative reporter New York, November 23, 2016--Journalists from India, Egypt, Turkey, and El Salvador were honored Tuesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists'...

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Christiane Amanpour

July 18, 2016 10:00 AM ET

Christiane Amanpour was honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom on November 22, 2016. The text of Amanpour's acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery, is below. I...

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Journalists released from prison, CPJ launches SecureDrop--and we throw a party!

June 3, 2016 10:29 AM ET

CPJ Newsletter: June edition Khadija Ismayilova thanks CPJ, says she will fight for her cause Khadija's first photo after jail pic.twitter.com/sj358k5WdU -- Khadija Ismayilova (@Khadija_Ismayil) May 25, 2016 CPJ Europe and Central Asia Senior Research Associate Muzaffar Suleymanov spoke to...

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Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova ordered released on suspended sentence

May 25, 2016 8:52 AM ET

New York, May 25, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved at the Azerbaijani Supreme Court's decision today to free investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who had been imprisoned on trumped-up charges since December 2014. The court converted Ismayilova's...

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Breaking the Silence

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

On February 11, 2011, as journalists were documenting the raucous celebration in Cairo's Tahrir Square following the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the story took a sudden and unexpected turn. CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan, who was reporting from the...

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Harassed and Jailed

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

It feels strange to be writing about friends in jail. You wonder what kind of a friend you are--free to breathe the air, to walk the streets, to continue to work, while your friends cannot. Why do you deserve this...

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Rompiendo el silencio

27 de Abril 2016 8:00 AM ET

El 11 de febrero de 2011, mientras los y las periodistas documentaban la estruendosa celebración en la Plaza Tahrir de El Cairo tras la caída de Hosni Mubarak, la historia dio un giro súbito e inesperado. Lara Logan, corresponsal del...

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