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Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli released from prison in Azerbaijan

March 17, 2020 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed relief that Azerbaijani investigative reporter Afgan Mukhtarli was released from prison, and called for Azerbaijan authorities to release all other journalists held for their work....

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Unknown gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist Tawfiq al-Tamimi in Baghdad

March 17, 2020 2:24 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2020--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the abduction of Iraqi journalist Tawfiq al-Tamimi and urged Iraqi authorities to ensure his safety and to immediately open a transparent investigation and hold those responsible to account....

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CPJ’s latest safety advice for covering the COVID-19 pandemic

March 13, 2020 3:13 PM ET

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Vietnamese blogger who was abducted in Thailand sentenced to 10 years in prison

March 9, 2020 9:35 AM ET

Bangkok, March 9, 2020 -- Vietnamese authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Truong Duy Nhat and should release him immediately from prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan threatens journalist Gul Bukhari with terrorism charges, extradition from UK

February 12, 2020 11:29 AM ET

Washington, D.C., February 12, 2020 -- Pakistani authorities should withdraw their threats to bring terrorism charges against journalist Gul Bukhari, and should stop harassing journalists at home and abroad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Maxwell Nashan

February 10, 2020 5:02 PM ET

Maxwell Nashan, a 39-year-old reporter and news anchor with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), was found bound and gagged in Badarisa in the early hours of January 15, 2020, about 2 km from the FRCN office and...

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Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria journalist dies after attack

January 23, 2020 3:16 PM ET

Abuja, January 23, 2020—Authorities in Nigeria should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of Maxwell Nashan, a reporter and newscaster with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and determine whether his journalism was the...

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Journalist Rida Fahil Al-Bom detained in Libya

December 17, 2019 4:20 PM ET

Washington, D.C., December 17, 2019 -- Libyan authorities should immediately account for the whereabouts of journalist and press freedom advocate Rida Fahil al-Bom and do their utmost to secure his release, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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When it comes to protecting journalists, Mexico’s safety mechanism comes up short

December 17, 2019 11:59 AM ET

Gildo Garza sighs when he speaks of the institution that is supposed to protect him. “I feel disappointed, depressed, desperate, and alone,” he said. “I no longer have any hope in a system that was supposed to help me...

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One Country, One Censor: How China undermines media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan

December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ET

Understanding how China tries to influence the media is a first step to preserve press freedom. Hong Kong and Taiwan are on the frontlines of this battle. In deeply polarized Hong Kong, journalists are under pressure as independent outlets...

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