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End of the print run for Venezuela's regional press as supplies dry up for critical outlets

December 27, 2017 10:00 AM ET

The lobby of El Carabobeño includes a display of vintage cameras, engraving plates and paper cutters from the 1930s when the newspaper was founded in Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. But now El Carabobeño's modern printing press could be added...

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Tajik journalist arrested after alleging official corruption

December 13, 2017 12:39 PM ET

New York, December 13, 2017--Tajik authorities should immediately release journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Temesgen Ghebreyesus

December 12, 2017 4:17 PM ET

Temesgen Ghebreyesus was the editor of the sports section of Keste Debena , a privately-owned Tigrinya-language newspaper, according to a report on media freedom in Eritrea by Eyob Teklay Gilazghy, a writer and activist who is also co-founder of the...

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CPJ joins coalition to establish sports and human rights center

November 30, 2017 10:12 AM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of international sport organizations, civil society, and governments that are establishing an independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights. In a statement published today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human...

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On the front lines of reporting in Guerrero, Mexico's most-violent state

September 11, 2017 5:02 PM ET

Several months ago, during a three-day journalism congress in Mexico City, a reporter from the southern Mexican state of Guerrero took out his cell phone and scrolled through a series of pictures. The photos showed teenagers smiling at the...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 13, 2017

August 14, 2017 12:10 PM ET

Court jails journalist pending trial for social media activity A court in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province ordered Mehmet Sıddık Damar, a former reporter for the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), jailed pending trial on charges of "propagandizing for...

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Sudan confiscates, censors newspapers for reporting FIFA suspension

July 13, 2017 4:52 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2017--Sudanese authorities should stop confiscating newspapers and censoring their coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In recent days, the country's security service has confiscated or censored the coverage of at least five newspapers,...

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CPJ asks Confederation of African Football to urge release of jailed Cameroonian journalists

July 6, 2017 5:24 PM ET

Ahmad Ahmad President of the Confederation of African Football 3 Abdel Khalek Sarwat Street, 6th October City 12566, Egypt Via Email: [email protected] Via Facsimile: +20-2/3824 7274 July 6, 2017 Dear Mr. Ahmad, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an...

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Tanzania imposes two-year publishing ban on newspaper

June 16, 2017 5:31 PM ET

Nairobi, June 16, 2017--Tanzania should immediately revoke a publishing ban on Mawio, a privately owned weekly newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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German reporter denied Bahrain visa to cover FIFA congress

May 10, 2017 6:17 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2017--Bahraini immigration authorities should grant freelance journalist Robert Kempe a visa and ensure that journalists are able to cover international events in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kempe told CPJ that...

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