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German freelancer Billy Six freed, leaves Venezuela after 4 months in prison

March 18, 2019 10:37 AM ET

New York, March 18, 2019 -- German freelance reporter Billy Six returned to Germany yesterday after spending almost four months in detention in Venezuela, according to news reports....

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US border agency cancels meeting with press freedom groups

March 8, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Washington, D.C., March 8, 2019 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today canceled a meeting with a coalition of press freedom groups--including the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the ACOS Alliance--one day after it postponed the long-scheduled...

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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 reports, Shawkan said he was officially approved for release on...

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UN commission: Israeli snipers 'intentionally shot' Palestinian journalists in 2018, killing 2

February 28, 2019 2:31 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2019 -- The Israeli government must hold to account everyone responsible for killing Palestinian journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Hussein in April 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 25, 2019, a U.N. independent commission of inquiry said it "found reasonable...

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White House setting wrong example at Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

February 27, 2019 11:11 AM ET

Washington, D.C., February 27, 2019--The White House today barred four journalists from covering a dinner in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing "sensitivities over shouted questions," according to news reports. The unusual move came a day after Vietnamese officials relocated the White...

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CPJ and IPI urge Slovak officials to expedite Kuciak case

February 19, 2019 6:01 PM ET

Bratislava, February 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute (IPI) called on Slovak authorities to expedite charges against all parties allegedly involved in the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak. A delegation from the two groups today met with Ministry of Interior officials and representatives...

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CPJ welcomes Mexican Supreme Court ruling in Carmen Aristegui case

February 14, 2019 2:50 PM ET

Mexico City, February 14, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a ruling yesterday by the Mexican Supreme Court declaring that the firing of journalist Carmen Aristegui from her morning radio show on broadcaster MVS Noticias in 2015 was illegal. The verdict was first reported on Aristegui's news website, AristeguiNoticias....

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CPJ concerned about journalists' safety at Trump's rallies

February 12, 2019 1:02 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the safety of journalists covering President Donald Trump's political rallies after a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) camera operator, Ron Skeans, was assaulted during a rally in El Paso, Texas, last night....

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CPJ calls on Jammu and Kashmir police to drop charges against journalist

February 7, 2019 11:53 AM ET

New York, February 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Jammu and Kashmir police to immediately cease all legal proceedings against journalist Aasif Sultan and release him from jail after local news outlets reported that formal charges were filed against him today....

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US court: Syria 'planned, executed extrajudicial killing' of Marie Colvin

January 31, 2019 1:18 PM ET

New York, January 31, 2019--A U.S. federal court in Washington, D.C., late yesterday found the Syrian government culpable in the 2012 killing of Marie Colvin, a correspondent for the U.K. newspaper Sunday Times, and ordered the government to pay US$302.5 million to her family, AFP reported today. According to...

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