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Togo suspends 2 papers after French complaint, and a third for criticizing decision

April 3, 2020 4:23 PM ET

New York, April 3, 2020 -- Authorities in Togo should lift the suspensions of the Liberté, L’Alternative, and Fraternité newspapers and ensure all media are free to cover politics and all other newsworthy topics, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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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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Uttar Pradesh starts criminal probe into The Wire editor for alleged 'discord' during COVID-19 lockdown

April 2, 2020 1:25 PM ET

New Delhi, April 2, 2020—Police in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh should immediately withdraw criminal complaints against Siddharth Vardarajan, editor of news website The Wire, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The police opened a criminal investigation...

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‘An attempt to gag the media’: Journalists on Nigeria’s proposed social media bill

April 1, 2020 1:30 PM ET

At a public hearing on Nigeria’s social media bill held in Abuja last month, the voice of Chris Isiguzo, president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), rang clearly across the room: “This bill…seeks to pigeonhole Nigerians from freely...

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Indian Supreme Court denies government request for prior censorship of COVID-19 news

March 31, 2020 5:41 PM ET

New Delhi, March 31, 2020 – The Indian government should stop trying to censor news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Trust deficit: Guatemala's new president must overcome skepticism to improve press freedom

March 27, 2020 10:00 AM ET

With a new president in office, Guatemala has the opportunity to reverse years of declining press freedom after the country’s journalists endured obstruction, legal harassment, orchestrated online attacks, and threats of violence. To win back trust, the administration will need...

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Trust deficit: 'The goal was to silence me'

March 27, 2020 9:59 AM ET

Prensa Comunitaria knows first-hand the risks of covering environmental issues and powerful economic interests. In August 2017, authorities in the eastern Izabal department issued arrest warrants for seven individuals, including two of the news website’s indigenous journalists: Carlos Choc and...

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Turkey indicts 20 Saudi nationals over Jamal Khashoggi killing

March 25, 2020 12:30 PM ET

New York, March 25, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an announcement that Turkish officials have indicted 20 Saudi nationals on charges of murder and incitement linked to the 2018 killing of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal...

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Russian media regulator orders 2 outlets to take down COVID-19 reports

March 24, 2020 1:00 PM ET

Vilnius, Lithuania, March 24, 2020 -- Russian authorities should stop censoring news outlets reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak and allow journalists to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Proposed Hungarian laws could imprison journalists covering coronavirus response

March 24, 2020 10:30 AM ET

Berlin, March 24, 2020 -- Hungarian lawmakers should not pass amendments to the country's criminal code that threaten journalists with prison sentences for their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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