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Brazilian President Bolsonaro threatens to revoke Globo’s broadcasting license

October 30, 2019 11:46 AM ET

New York, October 30, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to refrain from insulting and threatening media outlets....

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Nigerian court grants anonymity to witnesses testifying against journalist Agba Jalingo

October 24, 2019 2:00 PM ET

New York, October 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a Nigerian court’s decision to grant anonymity to witnesses set to testify against journalist Agba Jalingo and deny the public access to the courtroom during the trial....

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Donetsk militants announce 15-year 'sentence' for Ukrainian journalist Stanyslav Aseyev

October 22, 2019 1:24 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the announcement by Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine that they intend to hold Stanyslav Aseyev, a reporter for the U.S.-backed broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in a penal colony for 15 years, as reported by his...

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US court dismisses suit against former Sri Lankan defense secretary over murder of Sri Lankan journalist Wickramatunga

October 22, 2019 1:07 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by a U.S. District Court’s decision to dismiss a civil lawsuit against former Sri Lankan Secretary of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksa over his alleged involvement in the 2009 killing of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga....

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Pakistan denies entry to CPJ's Steven Butler, forces him to return to US

October 17, 2019 4:20 PM ET

New York, October 17, 2019 -- Last night, Pakistani immigration authorities denied entry to CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler, citing a blacklist managed by the Ministry of Interior....

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Unidentified groups attack news outlets amid protests in Ecuador

October 13, 2019 7:10 PM ET

New York, October 13, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned attacks by unidentified individuals on news outlets in Ecuador....

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Police attack journalists covering protests in Ecuador

October 4, 2019 1:54 PM ET

Miami, October 4, 2019 -- Ecuadoran authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, and should hold police officers who assault journalists to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kyrgyzstan reopens investigation into 2007 killing of journalist Alisher Saipov

October 3, 2019 12:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2019 -- Kyrgyzstan should conduct an open and thorough reinvestigation into the killing of journalist Alisher Saipov, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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One year without justice for Washington Post columnist Khashoggi

September 30, 2019 5:33 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today reiterated its demand to the U.S. and U.N. for transparency and justice for Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and said that it was dismayed by the lack of accountability in the journalist’s murder....

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CPJ concerned about Pakistan media court initiative

September 18, 2019 11:13 AM ET

Washington, D.C., September 18, 2019 -- Pakistan’s federal cabinet has approved an initiative to establish specialized courts aimed at resolving media-related issues, the government announced yesterday, according to news reports. The proposal drew swift condemnation on social media from human rights and press freedom organizations....

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