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BBC journalist questioned by US border agents, devices searched

New York, February 1, 2017–Customs and Border Protection officers should respect the rights of journalists to protect confidential information when subjecting international reporters to screening on their arrival to the U.S., the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting, December 7, 2016. (Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom)

Thai junta threatens BBC over royal news coverage

Washington, December 8, 2016–Thailand’s military government should stop harassing and threatening the BBC with criminal prosecution under laws that bar criticism of the Thai royal family, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Can Dündar, the exiled editor of Cumhuriyet newspaper, is pictured in Berlin, November 4, 2016.(Reuters/Axel Schmidt)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 27

Wire reporter releasedPolice in southeastern Mardin province today released Fethi Balaman, the leftist daily newspaper Evrensel reported. Police on November 29 detained the former reporter for the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency, which the government on October 31 ordered closed by emergency decree. [December 1, 2016]

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A woman shows footage on her mobile phone she says shows residents of Wukan, in China's Guangdong province, detained by police, September 14, 2016. (Reuters/Damir Salgoj)

Chinese police detain, assault Hong Kong journalists for covering protest

New York, September 15, 2016 – Chinese authorities should launch a credible, independent investigation into allegations police assaulted journalists and allow reporters to do their work, including covering protests, without restriction, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police in China’s southern Guangdong province last night assaulted and detained five journalists from Hong Kong-based news…

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BBC censored during Obama’s visit to Vietnam

Bangkok, May 23, 2016 – Authorities in Vietnam ordered a British Broadcasting Corporation team to stop reporting on U.S. President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to the country, the BBC reported today. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the censorship and called on Vietnam to stop harassing journalists.

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Hackers, lawmaker put reporters at risk in Ukraine

New York, May 11, 2016 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the publication of the personal details of thousands of journalists and media workers who have reported from eastern Ukraine. CPJ also denounced a member of the Ukrainian parliament’s praise for that action.

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BBC crew detained, expelled from North Korea

New York, May 9, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention and subsequent expulsion of a BBC crew visiting North Korea.

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From High Profile to Exile

Heba Alshibani did not set out to become a journalist. She had expected to become an academic, as many members of her Libyan family had before the February 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi. But when the violence did not abate after Qaddafi’s overthrow, Alshibani witnessed events that she felt compelled…

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Djibouti expels BBC journalists ahead of elections

Nairobi, April 6, 2016-Djibouti should ensure that journalists can report on presidential elections without harassment or fear of expulsion, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, condemning Djiboutian authorities’ recent expulsion of a team of BBC journalists from the country.

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A photo taken on February 11, 2016 shows election posters of incumbent President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Kizza Besigye in Kampala. (Isaac Kasamani/AFP)

Uganda elections approach amid hostile environment for media

Demonstrations against the government are a routine affair in the Ugandan capital Kampala, and Andrew Lwanga thought it would be just another day at work when he was assigned to cover a protest march by a few dozen unemployed youth on January 12, 2015.

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