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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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Houthis detain at least three more journalists in late June and early July

July 10, 2018 5:51 PM ET

The Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, detained at least three current and former Yemeni journalists--Iyad al-Wasmani, Abdulsalam al-Doaiss, and Abed al-Jaradi--between June 27 and July 7, 2018, according to news reports and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate....

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Nicaragua's press defiant in the face of arson attacks and mob violence

July 9, 2018 10:32 AM ET

At the temporary office of Radio Darío in the Nicaraguan city of León, reporters have set up two emergency escape routes: a trap door that opens into the dining room of the house next door and a ladder leading...

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CPJ welcomes FIFA's complaints mechanism for journalists covering World Cup

May 29, 2018 2:51 PM ET

New York, May 29, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the launch of a complaints mechanism for media representatives and human rights defenders ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which will enable journalists covering the World Cup...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 7, 2018

May 10, 2018 4:44 PM ET

Journalists arrested On May 3, authorities in the southern city of Mersin transferred İsmail Çoban, former news editor for the shuttered Kurdish language daily Azadiya Welat, to the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, where he will remain in custody pending...

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Liberia should reform libel laws in wake of $1.8 million civil lawsuit against Front Page Africa

April 11, 2018 5:46 PM ET

New York, April 11, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a US$1.8 million civil defamation lawsuit against Front Page Africa, a privately owned Liberian newspaper that has long been the subject of complaints and harassment for...

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