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Kenyan journalists harassed, detained reporting on election violence

August 17, 2017 5:39 PM ET

Nairobi, August 17, 2017--Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8's disputed elections and should reform Kenya's Firearms Act to lower the barriers on journalists' ability to wear protective gear,...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 13, 2017

August 14, 2017 12:10 PM ET

Court jails journalist pending trial for social media activity A court in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province ordered Mehmet Sıddık Damar, a former reporter for the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), jailed pending trial on charges of "propagandizing for...

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Turkey arrests at least nine journalists

August 11, 2017 3:30 PM ET

New York, August 11, 2017--Turkish authorities should immediately free nine journalists police arrested yesterday on terrorism charges, and should release the dozens of journalists it has for months jailed on bogus similar charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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Palestinian security forces arrest five journalists in West Bank

August 10, 2017 3:34 PM ET

Beirut, August 10, 2017--Palestinian security forces should immediately release five journalists arrested in the West Bank yesterday and should cease arresting journalists on spurious charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist detained without charge in Puntland

August 9, 2017 5:52 PM ET

Nairobi, August 9, 2017--Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 6, 2017

August 9, 2017 11:23 AM ET

Police detain journalist Police detained Berivan Altan, a reporter for the news website Dihaber, at checkpoint in the southeastern province of Mersin last night because there was a warrant for her arrest, the website reported today. At the time...

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French journalist jailed in Turkey pending terrorism trial

August 3, 2017 2:24 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2017--Turkish authorities should immediately release French freelance journalist Loup Bureau, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Turkey's southeastern Şırnak province yesterday ordered the journalist jailed pending trial on terrorism charges, according...

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Bangladeshi journalist arrested for reporting death of goat

August 1, 2017 5:27 PM ET

New York, August 1, 2017--Bangladeshi authorities should drop all charges against Abdul Latif Morol and should release him without delay, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in Dumaria, roughly 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Dhaka, yesterday...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 30, 2017

July 31, 2017 11:40 AM ET

Court jails two journalists pending trial A court in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on August 2 ordered Furkan Gökşen, a reporter for the local newspaper Detay Haber, and Murat Güreş, a columnist for the local newspaper Ayıntap,...

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Myanmar journalist arrested at airport ahead of criminal defamation trial

July 31, 2017 11:21 AM ET

Bangkok, July 31, 2017--Myanmar authorities should drop all charges against Swe Win, the editor of the news website Myanmar Now, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police at Yangon's international airport yesterday arrested the journalist on charges of...

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