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Tajikistan journalist Abdullo Ghurbati sentenced to 7.5 years in prison

New York, October 4, 2022 – In response to news reports that a court in Tajikistan on Tuesday sentenced Tajikistani journalist and documentary filmmaker Avazmad Ghurbatov, who works under the name Abdullo Ghurbati, to seven and a half years in prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement condemning the ruling: “We condemn today’s harsh and…

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At least 2 Mexican journalists targeted by Pegasus spyware since López Obrador took office

Mexico City, October 3, 2022 – In response to a joint report published Sunday that found Pegasus spyware infected the devices of two Mexican journalists and a human rights defender between 2019 and 2021, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “This new report definitively shows that Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador…

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Somali journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur killed while covering security operation

Nairobi, October 3, 2022 — In response to reports that Somali National TV journalist Ahmed Mohamed Shukur was killed in a bomb attack on Friday, September 30, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Ahmed Mohamed Shukur joins a long list of Somali journalists who have lost their lives while reporting the news,…

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Khashoggi’s legacy will forever haunt his killers, says CPJ’s Sherif Mansour

Washington, D.C., September 30, 2022 — The four years that have passed since Washington Post columnist and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered underscores the global failure to punish the killers of journalists around the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. “Jamal Khashoggi will forever be a symbol of what it…

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‘He should never have been on trial’: CPJ on acquittal of Kyrgyzstan investigative reporter Bolot Temirov

New York, September 28, 2022 – In response to news reports that a court in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday acquitted investigative reporter Bolot Temirov on charges of drug possession and illegally crossing the state border, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “We are relieved by today’s acquittal of Bolot Temirov, but he should…

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CPJ condemns 8-year jail sentence for Belarusian journalist Ksenia Lutskina

Paris, September 28, 2022 – In response to news reports that a court in Belarus on Wednesday convicted and sentenced Ksenia Lutskina to eight years in prison for conspiring to seize state power, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “The harsh verdict against former state TV journalist Ksenia Lutskina shows the ruthlessness…

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CPJ supports Las Vegas Review-Journal’s efforts to protect slain reporter’s unpublished source material

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2022 — The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday filed a motion to prevent law enforcement from accessing electronic devices and unreported source material obtained when they searched the home of slain reporter Jeff German as part of their murder investigation. “A murder investigation should not be used as a pretext to…

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Iran arrests at least 20 journalists amid nationwide anti-government protests

Washington D.C., September 26, 2022—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to end their crackdown on journalists and release all arrested since the start of anti-government protests last week.  “Iranian authorities should be ashamed of themselves for orchestrating this brutal crackdown. They have proved their failure to grasp that suppressing dissenting voices only compounds dissent,”…

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Russia to block, fine news outlets for ‘false’ reports on military call-up

Paris, September 21, 2022 — In response to Wednesday’s announcement by Russian state media regulator Roskomnadzor that media outlets could be fined or blocked for spreading “false information” on President Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization of military reservists, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Access to reliable and transparent information at this critical time is crucial,…

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Russian authorities revoke Novaya Gazeta’s online media license

Paris, September 15, 2022 — In response to news reports that the Russian Supreme Court revoked the online license of the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper only 10 days after a Moscow court revoked the outlet’s print license, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “By revoking Novaya Gazeta’s online license only days after…

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