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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 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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China sentences journalist Lu Yuyu to four years in prison

August 4, 2017 12:36 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 4, 2017--A Chinese court's sentencing of journalist Lu Yuyu to four years in prison is a further heavy blow to press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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Seven Cumhuriyet journalists and managers released pending trial

July 28, 2017 3:45 PM ET

New York, July 28, 2017--Turkish authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all employees and directors of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, and all journalists jailed for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Istanbul today...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 23, 2017

July 25, 2017 12:05 PM ET

Journalists to stand trial on charges of obtaining secret information Hatay's Second Court of Penal Peace yesterday ordered Dihaber journalist Erdoğan Alayumat jailed pending trial on charges "obtaining secret information of the Republic of Turkey with the means of...

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Vietnamese blogger sentenced to nine years in prison

July 25, 2017 11:13 AM ET

Bangkok, July 25, 2017--A Vietnamese court today sentenced blogger Tran Thi Nga to nine years in prison and five years' probation on charges of "spreading propaganda against the state," according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned...

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Newspaper financial director jailed in Azerbaijan

July 24, 2017 3:54 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2017--An Azerbaijani court's sentencing of Faiq Amirov, financial director of the independent newspaper Azadliq, is a further serious blow to press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Puntland journalist jailed after criticizing president

July 7, 2017 6:12 PM ET

Nairobi, July 7, 2017--Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of...

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Algerian journalist jailed pending trial for 'espionage'

July 7, 2017 4:09 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2017--Algerian authorities should immediately release independent journalist and fixer Said Chitour and should drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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