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Kazakh editor convicted of money laundering, banned from journalism

September 7, 2017 12:33 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2017--A Kazakh court today handed down a suspended prison sentence to Zhanbolat Mamay, editor of the independent newspaper Sayasi kalam/Tribuna, for charges of money laundering, and banned him from working as a journalist for three...

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Bolivian radio journalist under house arrest, facing charges after covering protest

September 5, 2017 5:45 PM ET

Bogotá, September 5, 2017--Bolivian authorities must drop charges against a radio journalist arrested while covering a violent demonstration last week in the capital city of La Paz, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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North Korea sentences two South Korean journalists to death in absentia

September 1, 2017 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2017--A North Korean court has sentenced the South Korean journalists Son Hyo-rim, of Dong-A Ilbo, and Yang Ji-ho, of Chosun Ilbo, and the papers' respective director generals, Kim Jae Ho and Pang Sang Hun to...

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Cambodia accuses American journalist of espionage

August 31, 2017 2:40 PM ET

Cambodia's Ministry of Interior said on August 28, 2017 that it has opened an investigation into accusations spread in local pro-government media that American freelance journalist Geoffrey Cain is involved in a conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen's...

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Congolese authorities question radio journalist over broadcast on new tax

August 29, 2017 4:17 PM ET

National intelligence services and police issued summonses to Israel Ntumba, a reporter for the Congolese broadcaster, Kasai Horizontal Radio et Television (KHRT), over an August 5, 2017 broadcast on a new motorcycle tax in Kananga, a city in the Democratic...

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Cambodia threatens to shutter newspaper on tax evasion accusation

August 24, 2017 11:39 AM ET

Bangkok, August 24, 2017--Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen should revoke his threat to forcibly close The Cambodia Daily newspaper and stop using unproven tax evasion allegations to pressure and threaten the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ukrainian press union president threatened after criticizing raid on news website

August 14, 2017 5:48 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harassment of journalists in Ukraine and called on authorities to ensure the press can report freely, after the country's National Security Service raided the offices of a...

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Iraqi regulator threatens TV satirist with legal action

August 14, 2017 4:58 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2017--Iraqi authorities should stop threatening the pro-Kurdish broadcaster NRT and political satirist Ahmed al-Basheer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In a letter NRT received August 10, the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission inquired...

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Q&A: Indian editor explains how threat of legal action is used to silence journalists

July 20, 2017 12:54 PM ET

On July 5, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of the Economic and Political Weekly, and his colleagues Advait Rao Palepu and Shinzani Jain, received a notice from Thaker and co., a law firm representing Adani Power Ltd, that threatened legal...

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Online defamation law amendments fall short in Myanmar

July 17, 2017 11:17 AM ET

Bangkok, July 17, 2017--A ministerial proposal to amend Myanmar's 2013 Telecommunications Law falls short of the changes needed to guarantee press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The statute has been repeatedly abused to stifle online speech...

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