Saharkhiz

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Iran targets Telegram app as it seeks to control news ahead of May election

May 15, 2017 5:26 PM ET

Iran has a history of cracking down on the independent press ahead of elections, with authorities arresting journalists and forcing reformist outlets to shut down. As Iranians prepare to vote in presidential and city council elections on May 19,...

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Issa Saharkhiz

April 28, 2017 3:47 PM ET

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Iran frees Issa Saharkhiz then sentences him to one year in jail

April 28, 2017 3:29 PM ET

New York, April 28, 2017--Iranian authorities should immediately drop all charges against freelance journalist Issa Saharkhiz, who was sentenced yesterday to one year in prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The sentence was handed down the day...

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Iranian journalists arrested ahead of elections

March 15, 2017 9:19 AM ET

New York, March 15, 2017--Iranian authorities should immediately release Ehsan Mazandarani, Hengameh Shahidi, and all journalists jailed for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The arrests come ahead of presidential elections scheduled for May....

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CPJ Launches 2017 Free the Press Campaign

January 26, 2017 4:23 PM ET

Governments using anti-state legislation to silence the press New York, January 26, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched its annual Free the Press Campaign to raise awareness of journalists imprisoned worldwide with an event at Columbia University's Graduate School...

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Free the Press

January 19, 2017 2:02 PM ET

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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

As of December 1, 2016 Analysis: Turkey's crackdown leads to record high | CPJ Methodology | Blog: Imprisoned in Panama | Blog: Weighing China cases | Video: Turkey: A Prison For Journalists | Video: Prison Census 2016...

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Two journalists arrested in Iran

September 22, 2016 5:57 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2016 - Iranian authorities should immediately release two reformist journalists arrested in recent days and stop jailing the media for doing their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At the time of his...

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Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz sentenced to three years in jail

August 10, 2016 6:22 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2016--A revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced the prominent Iranian journalist Issa Saharkhiz to three years in jail on August 8 for "insulting the Supreme Leader" and "propagating against the state," according to his lawyer, Mahmoud Alizadeh...

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CPJ joins call to renew Iran special rapporteur mandate

March 16, 2016 1:10 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 34 other organizations in calling on the U.N. Human Rights Council to vote in favor of renewing the mandate of the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic...

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