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NTV employees in the station's Nairobi studio on January 19. Kenya is ignoring a court order suspending a broadcasting ban on NTV and three other stations. (AFP/Simon Maina)

Kenyan government ignores court order over broadcasting ban

New York, February 2, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Kenyan government to obey a court order suspending a broadcasting ban on four privately owned television stations. A high court yesterday ordered the government to lift the ban on Citizen TV, Inooro TV, NTV, and KTN News, for 14 days while a…

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A Kurdish flag is waved during a rally in support of the Iraqi Kurdish leader in Erbil on October 30, 2017. Amid unrest in the region, Kurdish news outlets are attacked and harassed. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

New York, October 30, 2017– CPJ today condemned attacks against the Kurdish media in Iraq and called on all parties to refrain from targeting the press as political and military tensions escalate over a Kurdish independence bid. In recent days, attackers stabbed to death a journalist, a mob attacked two TV crews, and Iraq’s media…

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A woman walks in front of the palace of culture in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, in April 2017. A Kazakh court has banned an editor from working for three years. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Kazakh editor convicted of money laundering, banned from journalism

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 years, according to media reports. Mamay said he plans to appeal.

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 20, 2017

New decree used to shutter three pro-Kurdish outlets The Turkey government shuttered three more pro-Kurdish media outlets yesterday, using a new decree issued under the state of emergency that has been in place since the failed attempted coup last year, the daily Cumhuriyet reported. Decree 693 was used to shutter the Dihaber news agency, the…

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Children play in an inflatable castle in the rebel-held city of Douma, Syria, June 26, 2017. (Reuters/Bassem Khabieh)

Court sentences two Syrian journalists for blasphemy, shutters magazine

The Court of First Instance of the Second Criminal Court of the Syrian city of Douma, which is under the control of the rebel group the Army of Islam, on July 11, 2017, sentenced Shawkat Gharz al-Din, a journalist for Rising for Freedom, and Laila Safadi, the editor of the magazine, to two months in…

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A newspaper vendor straightens papers at his stand in Tanzania in September 2015. The country's Information Minister has imposed a 24-month ban on the weekly, Mawio. (AFP/Daniel Hayduk)

Tanzania imposes two-year publishing ban on newspaper

Nairobi, June 16, 2017–Tanzania should immediately revoke a publishing ban on Mawio, a privately owned weekly newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Qatar and Jordan's flags, pictured at a soccer match in Doha in 2011. Jordan has revoked the licence for Al-Jazeera amid tensions in the Gulf. (AFP/Karim Jaafar)

Jordan revokes Al-Jazeera license amid Qatar tensions

New York, June 6, 2017–Jordan’s Ministry of Information today revoked the license for Qatar broadcaster Al-Jazeera and said it will close the broadcaster’s Jordanian office. In an announcement reported by the state-run Petra News Agency, the ministry said its actions came after “reviewing the crisis” between Qatar and neighboring Gulf states Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and…

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Copies of Al-Wasat pictured at a Bahrain news kiosk in 2011. Officials issued a publishing ban on the independent outlet. (AP/Hasan Jamali)

Bahrain orders independent outlet Al-Wasat to cease publication

New York, June 5, 2017–Bahraini authorities should revoke an order barring the independent news outlet Al-Wasat from publishing and stop harassing the newspaper and its journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Ministry of Information Affairs yesterday ordered Al-Wasat to cease publishing in print and online indefinitely, the outlet’s editor-in-chief Mansoor al-Jamri, told…

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro speaks to the press at a summit in January. The state-run regulator has suspended transmissions of CNN en Español days after the president criticized the broadcaster. (AP/Tatiana Fernandez)

Venezuela suspends CNN en Español broadcasts

New York, February 15, 2017–Venezuela’s state telecommunications regulator Conatel today ordered transmissions of CNN en Español to be suspended in the country, according to reports. A statement from the regulator said that Conatel was initiating administrative proceedings against the Spanish-language channel of CNN, which it said distorted the truth and “attack[ed] the peace and democratic…

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Protesters block a road in Bamenda, Cameroon, December 8, 2016. (Reuters)

Press freedom under attack in Cameroon

Abuja, Nigeria, December 16, 2016–The Cameroonian government and security services should immediately reverse a series of repressive measures that have produced a crisis of media freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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