Accreditation

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Security guards are seen in Borisov, Belarus, on April 24, 2020. Belarus recently cancelled the accreditations for two journalists covering COVID-19. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Belarus cancels 2 journalists’ accreditations after covering COVID-19 deaths

Vilnius, Lithuania, May 8, 2020 – Belarusian authorities should reinstate the accreditations of journalists Aleksey Kruchinin and Sergey Panasyuk and allow them to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ calls on Tajik president to ensure journalists can report the news freely and safely

CPJ writes to Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to express serious concerns regarding threats to journalists, censorship of independent news outlets and the internet, and restrictions on accreditation of journalists in Tajikistan as the country prepares to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in 2020.

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A Tanzanian police officer is seen in Dar es Salaam on October 28, 2015. Tanzanian authorities recently arrested Sebastian Atilio on false news charges. (AP/Khalfan Said)

Tanzanian authorities charge Sebastian Atilio with false news over WhatsApp posts

Nairobi, September 16, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over Tanzania’s use of false news and journalist accreditation laws to arrest Sebastian Atilio.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang is seen in Beijing on January 29, 2019. Chinese authorities recently refused to renew Wall Street Journal reporter Chun Han Wong's visa. (AP/Andy Wong)

China refuses to renew Wall Street Journal reporter’s visa

Taipei, August 30, 2019 — Chinese immigration authorities should immediately reverse their decision to refuse the visa renewal of Wall Street Journal reporter Chun Han Wong and allow foreign and domestic journalists to work without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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RFE/RL journalist Barotali Nazarov recently had his press accreditation temporarily revoked in Tajikistan. (Photo: RFE/RL, used with permission)

Tajik authorities revoke press accreditation of RFE/RL reporter Barotali Nazarov

Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019 — Tajikistan authorities should immediately reinstate video journalist Barotali Nazarov’s press accreditation and cease using accreditations as a means of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A view of the site for the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. Journalists covering the Games should be aware of local regulations on media accreditation and digital safety issues. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the European Games in Belarus

The second European Games is scheduled to take place in Minsk, Belarus, from June 21 to June 30. Local and international journalists covering the Games should be aware of media regulations, the potential for data theft, and the risk of a digital security breach.

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The National Assembly is seen in Abuja, Nigeria, on August 7, 2018. Authorities recently announced strict new requirements for obtaining press credentials to cover the assembly. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

New accreditation requirements restrict press access to Nigeria’s National Assembly

Berlin, May 21, 2019 — Authorities in Nigeria should withdraw new media accreditation requirements for accessing the National Assembly, the country’s legislature, and ensure that future regulations do not unduly limit freedom of the press and access to information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Kashmiri journalists hold placards during a protest march in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Dozens of journalists marched in protest after authorities barred 10 journalists from entering the venue of India's Republic Day parade in the disputed region's main city. (Dar Yasin/AP)

India bars journalists in Jammu and Kashmir from covering Republic Day event

New Delhi, India, January 29, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir to stop restricting press coverage of events in the restive state, after 10 photo and video journalists from local, national, and international media organizations were barred from covering a government function…

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Late voters check a list in a school in Kinshasa on December 30, during Democratic Republic of Congo's general elections. Authorities have cut internet access and blocked the signals to at least two news broadcasters while the results are counted. (AFP/Luis Tato)

DRC authorities cut internet and broadcast signals after election

New York, January 3, 2019–Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately take steps to ensure citizens have access to the internet and news outlets as the country awaits the results of its election, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The government has cut access to internet and SMS services, blocked the signals…

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The Parliament buildings in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2, 2018. Dinah Ondari and Anthony Mwangi, journalists with Kenya's People Daily newspaper, were criticized during a parliamentary session, threatened with being barred from covering parliament, and summoned by a legislative committee during the week of July 30, 2018, according to the July 31 Hansard, a verbatim report of proceedings in parliament. (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

Kenyan parliamentarians harass journalists following corruption allegations

Nairobi, August 3, 2018–Parliamentarians in Kenya should stop harassing journalists and allow them to report on the legislature without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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