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Zambian journalist released from prison

April 25, 2017 3:07 PM ET

Johannesburg, April 25, 2017--The unconditional release of Zambian journalist Chanda Chimba is a welcome end to the injustice he has suffered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chimba, who has advanced prostate cancer, was released on April 21 following...

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UPDATE: In Turkey, authorities rule to free journalists, then reverse decision

March 31, 2017 12:40 PM ET

New York, March 31, 2017-- Istanbul's 25th Court for Serious Crimes ordered the release pending trial of at least 19 journalists jailed in the aftermath of the July 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey, but the decision was reversed...

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Ethiopian journalist released from prison

March 13, 2017 12:43 PM ET

New York, March 13, 2017--Authorities responsible for overseeing implementation of Ethiopia's state of emergency today released Ethiopian commentator Anania Sorri....

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Vietnamese journalist Dang Xuan Dieu released from prison

January 13, 2017 11:47 AM ET

Bangkok, January 13, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison of Vietnamese journalist Dang Xuan Dieu and calls on Vietnamese authorities to free unconditionally all journalists held behind bars. Dieu was released late last...

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Ethiopian journalist Yusuf Getachew released from jail

September 10, 2016 12:32 PM ET

New York, September 10, 2016--Ethiopian authorities today released Yusuf Getachew, editor-in-chief of Ye Muslimoch Guday (Muslim Affairs), who has been imprisoned since his arrest in July 2012, a relative of the journalist told CPJ. Yusuf was freed on the day...

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Four journalists, human rights lawyer pardoned in Azerbaijan

March 17, 2016 12:13 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Azerbaijan's decision to release four independent reporters and a human rights lawyer, urges authorities to ensure they will not have criminal records, and calls on authorities to free...

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Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu released early on medical parole

January 29, 2016 12:24 PM ET

Gao Yu, a veteran Chinese journalist and contributor to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, was released on medical parole on November 26, 2015, after being imprisoned for more than 580 days, according to news reports....

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Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian is free, Iran news outlet says

January 16, 2016 11:12 AM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: This alert was updated at 01:23 p.m. Saturday to reflect U.S. officials confirming Jason Rezaian has been freed. New York, January 16, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who...

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Swaziland releases Bheki Makhubu after 15 months in jail

June 30, 2015 11:38 AM ET

New York, June 30, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's decision by the Swaziland Supreme Court to release from prison Bheki Makhubu, the editor of The Nation, who has been in jail since March 2014 along with human rights...

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