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Three newspaper staffers charged with ‘attack on national unity’ over COVID-19 report in Algeria

April 6, 2020 1:55 PM ET

On April 1, 2020, officers of Algeria’s National Gendarmerie arrested three employees of the privately owned Essawt El-Akhar daily newspaper and interrogated them about a story the paper published that day about the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports...

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Hamas security forces repeatedly detain Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom

April 2, 2020 12:20 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2020 -- Hamas-affiliated authorities should stop their campaign of harassment against Palestinian cartoonist Ismael el-Bozom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ethiopian journalist Yayesew Shimelis detained following COVID-19 report

April 1, 2020 12:40 PM ET

Nairobi, April 1, 2020 -- Authorities in Ethiopia should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Yayesew Shimelis and cease detaining journalists without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar editor faces life in prison for publishing interview with insurgent group

March 31, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Bangkok, March 31, 2020 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately release journalist Ko Nay Lin and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist Ariful Islam freed after arrest, beating, and conviction in Bangladesh

March 25, 2020 1:50 PM ET

In the evening of March 13, 2020, men in paramilitary uniforms accompanied by local administrative officials in Kurigram District, in northern Bangladesh, raided the home of Ariful Islam, the area’s correspondent for the English-language Dhaka Tribune daily, and arrested...

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Journalist Kaka Touda Mamane Goni arrested in Niger over COVID-19 report

March 24, 2020 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 24, 2020 -- Authorities in Niger should immediately release journalist Kaka Touda Mamane Goni and halt legal proceedings against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Venezuelan journalist arrested by special forces following coronavirus coverage

March 22, 2020 4:21 PM ET

Miami, March 22, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities must immediately release journalist Darvinson Rojas and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus outbreak in the country without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha charged with slander over 2012 interview

March 19, 2020 2:24 PM ET

On March 14, 2020, Amman Public Prosecutor Hassan al-Sarhan ordered the arrest of freelance Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha on charges of slander and undermining the government, briefly held her in custody, and then released her on bail and...

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Two journalists and a driver arrested, held without charge in Ethiopia

March 18, 2020 12:10 PM ET

Nairobi, March 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Ethiopia should immediately and unconditionally release journalists Dessu Dulla and Wako Nole and media worker Ismael Abdulrzaq, and let them work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Venezuelan authorities arrest, threaten journalists reporting on COVID-19

March 18, 2020 11:35 AM ET

On March 13, 2020, police in the Venezuelan city of Los Teques arrested Jesús Enrique Torres and Jesús Manuel Castillo, hosts of a news program on local privately owned radio broadcaster La Cima, after they posted a video to...

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