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'I can't wait to go to my newsroom,' says freed Myanmar journalist

May 10, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Egypt tests new censorship law with handling of al-Mashhad website block

May 7, 2019 2:44 PM ET

Magdy Shandi, editor-in-chief of the Cairo-based independent newspaper al-Mashhad, planned to send 30 journalists to report from polling stations while votes were being cast in Egypt's constitutional referendum between April 20 and April 22. He ended up ordering them...

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CPJ Insider: May edition

May 7, 2019 12:19 PM ET

CPJ celebrates World Press Freedom Day Thank you to all of you who donated to CPJ on World Press Freedom Day! We certainly couldn't do it without you. Your support has helped CPJ win convictions in journalist murders and the...

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On World Press Freedom Day, we demand justice

May 2, 2019 3:15 PM ET

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Bahraini journalist Ibrahim al-Sheikh believed to be detained on false news charges

April 17, 2019 2:40 PM ET

New York, April 17, 2019 -- Bahraini authorities must immediately clarify whether they are detaining Akhbar al-Khaleej columnist Ibrahim al-Sheikh and, if so, release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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#WhereIsAzory?

April 5, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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In Egypt, 'freedom' ends daily at 6pm for Shawkan and Abdelfattah

April 2, 2019 4:27 PM ET

Relief over the release of Egyptian journalists Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, and Alaa Abdelfattah from prison last month has been clouded by the conditions of their freedom. "I am happy to see your joy over my release,...

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CPJ Insider: April 2019 edition

March 28, 2019 8:00 AM ET

Memorializing the fallen by showcasing their final works CPJ launched a multimedia initiative in March to memorialize journalists around the world who lost their lives to bring us the news. "The Last Column" presents 24 moving, hard-hitting, and sometimes...

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This week in press freedom: Egyptian photojournalist free after over 5 years in prison

March 8, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan finally free after over 5 years in jail

March 4, 2019 2:10 AM ET

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2019--Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, was today released from prison after spending over five years in detention on anti-state charges, according to a post from his Twitter account. According to news...

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