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CPJ Insider: March 2019 edition

March 7, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Venezuela's press freedom crisis heats up CPJ's Central and South America program and Emergencies Response Team have been in overdrive amid an intensifying press crackdown in Venezuela, which reached a new level when the Maduro government briefly detained Univision...

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DRC authorities cut internet and broadcast signals after election

January 3, 2019 3:30 PM ET

New York, January 3, 2019--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately take steps to ensure citizens have access to the internet and news outlets as the country awaits the results of its election, the Committee to Protect...

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Lawsuits and economic crisis drive Venezuela's journalists into exile

December 18, 2018 12:08 PM ET

When Ewald Scharfenberg, the founding editor of the Venezuelan investigative news website Armando.Info, holds editorial meetings, he pulls out his mobile phone. That's because most of his reporters are in Venezuela while Scharfenberg lives and works in neighboring Colombia....

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Jesús Alejandro Márquez Jiménez

December 14, 2018 11:52 AM ET

The body of reporter Jesús Alejandro Márquez Jiménez was found in a ditch near the Tepic airport on the morning of December 1, 2018, according to news reports. A December 3 article on the website Crítica Diario cited anonymous sources...

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CPJ calls on Brazil to end its use of criminal defamation to persecute journalists

December 13, 2018 6:18 PM ET

New York, December 13, 2018--Brazilian authorities should cease prosecuting journalists for defamation and repeal the country's outdated criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police took Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado, a blogger known as "Paulinho,"...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than...

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Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado (Paulinho)

December 12, 2018 12:15 PM ET

Authorities on November 9, 2018, took Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado, a blogger known as “Paulinho,” into custody to serve a prison sentence for criminal defamation, according to local rights groups.The charge relates to a defamation complaint filed in 2013...

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Mexican journalist shot dead in Nayarit

December 4, 2018 5:35 PM ET

Mexico City, December 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Mexican authorities to immediately undertake a credible and rigorous investigation into the killing of journalist Alejandro Márquez Jiménez, whose body was found on December 1 near Tepic, the capital...

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Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists' fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence declines

September 12, 2018 12:00 AM ET

As killings of journalists in Pakistan decline so too does press freedom, as the country’s powerful military quietly, but effectively, restricts reporting by barring access, encouraging self-censorship through direct and indirect acts of intimidation, and even allegedly instigating violence...

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CPJ Insider: August edition

July 31, 2018 1:18 PM ET

Four journalists, one media worker killed in shooting in Annapolis On June 28, a gunman shot five people to death in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. Police arrested Jarrod Ramos, an individual described as having...

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