False News

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Digital Safety: Protecting against targeted online attacks

Journalists reporting on misinformation, conspiracy theories, and/or false news are frequently left vulnerable to online attacks by those who originate or support these views, as well as by people with strong political leanings. People supporting the spread of this...

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Egypt detains journalist Haisam Mahgoub on false news, terrorism allegations

May 14, 2020 1:50 PM ET

New York, May 14, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalist Haisam Hasan Mahgoub and let him report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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New finance regulation threatens economic reporting in Turkey

May 11, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Istanbul, May 11, 2020 -- Turkish authorities should revise a recently passed financial regulation to ensure that it cannot be used against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ sends letter calling on Puerto Rico governor to respect press freedom

May 5, 2020 2:00 PM ET

Governor Wanda Vázquez GarcedGovernor of Puerto Rico63 Calle de la FortalezaSan Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901 Sent via email...

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CPJ, partners call on social media and content sharing platforms to preserve data

April 24, 2020 11:23 AM ET

The World Health Organization has called the novel coronavirus an “infodemic” and the topic of disinformation and “fake news” has remained at the forefront of this century’s worst pandemic, with social media and tech platforms playing a central role....

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Madagascar journalist Arphine Helisoa jailed on false news, incitement allegation

April 22, 2020 2:18 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2020 -- Authorities in Madagascar should immediately release journalist Arphine Helisoa and halt the legal proceedings against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jammu and Kashmir police launch investigations into 2 journalists

April 20, 2020 1:30 PM ET

New Delhi, April 20, 2020 -- Authorities in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir must immediately stop harassing journalists Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq, and let them report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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The Trump Administration and the Media

April 16, 2020 9:00 AM ET

Attacks on press credibility endanger US democracy and global press freedom The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of news sources, interfered in the business of media owners, harassed journalists crossing U.S. borders, and empowered foreign leaders to restrict their...

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New Puerto Rico law threatens jail time for spreading ‘false information’ about COVID-19

April 8, 2020 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2020 -- Puerto Rican authorities should guarantee that journalists can cover the COVID-19 pandemic without fear of government retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iraqi regulator suspends Reuters’ license for 3 months over COVID-19 report

April 3, 2020 10:25 AM ET

New York, April 3, 2020 -- Iraqi authorities should immediately reinstate the license of the Reuters news agency, and allow all media outlets to cover the COVID-19 pandemic freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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