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Bangladeshi authorities investigate 5 journalists, detain 2 under Digital Security Act for COVID-19 reporting

New York, June 22, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Bangladesh to immediately and unconditionally release political cartoonist Kabir Kishore and writer and commentator Mushtaq Ahmed and to stop using the Digital Security Act to silence critical reporting on the coronavirus pandemic. On May 6, Kishore, Ahmed, and three…

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Turkey blocks Ozguruz radio website for 20th time

Istanbul, June 17, 2020 – Turkish authorities should cease trying to censor the Ozguruz radio station’s website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, a Turkish court issued an order blocking the broadcaster’s website at the request of the Radio and Television Supreme Council, the country’s media regulator, according to news reports. The council…

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Police officers wearing face masks stand guard during an anti-government protest, following the coronavirus outbreak, in Algiers, Algeria on March 6, 2020. News websites covering both the unrest and the impact of the disease have recently been blocked in the country. (Reuters/Ramzi Boudina)

Algerian media websites newly censored after “false news” ban

Three additional local news websites have been blocked on Algerian networks since April 22, 2020, bringing the number of outlets affected in April and May to at least six, according to online statements by the websites affected. The intervention came in the wake of a new law against “false news.”

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The Tajik Ministery of the Interior is seen in Dushanbe on July 30, 2018. Tajikistan recently banned the independent Akhbor news website. (AFP/AFPTV/Shodmon Kholov)

Tajikistan bans independent Akhbor news website

New York, April 28, 2020 – Tajikistan authorities should immediately restore access to the independent regional news website Akhbor and allow its correspondents to report without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Security forces are seen in Algiers, Algeria, on April 8, 2020. Algerian authorities recently blocked three news websites in the country and passed legislation criminalizing "fake news." (AP/Toufik Doudou)

Algeria blocks 3 news websites and criminalizes false news

New York, April 22, 2020 — Algerian authorities must immediately unblock the news websites Interlignes, Maghreb Emergent, and Radiom, and ensure that all media outlets can publish online freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Security forces are seen in Cairo, Egypt, on March 29, 2020. Authorities recently blocked the Darb news website throughout Egypt. (AP/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt blocks Darb news website

On April 9, 2020, Egyptian authorities blocked Darb, a news website owned by the opposition Socialist Popular Movement Party, according to a report by the website and news reports.

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Journalist Raihana Maqbool reporting in Kashmir. (Aliya Bashir)

Kashmiri journalist Raihana Maqbool on reporting on COVID-19 amid ongoing restrictions

Journalists in Jammu and Kashmir have spent the past eight months navigating an intense crackdown by Indian authorities in the region, including unprecedented restrictions on communications and the longest internet shutdown in a democracy. Now, they have the added challenge on trying to report on the COVID-19 pandemic. India has instituted a strict 21-day national…

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Journalists are seen in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on March 13, 2020. The Myanmar government recently ordered dozens of news websites to be blocked. (AFP/Thet Aung)

Myanmar orders dozens of news websites blocked in crackdown on ‘fake news’

Bangkok, April 2, 2020 – Myanmar should lift its order to block news websites and cease all efforts to censor the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A journalist uses a phone to take photos during a National People's Congress press conference in Beijing in March 2019. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China annual survey finds conditions for the foreign press deteriorated in 2019. (AFP/Wang Zhao)

China uses visa process to intimidate foreign press, FCCC survey finds

Conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated in 2019, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) annual survey found. The report, published today, noted that for a second year none of the respondents gave a positive response when asked if conditions had improved.

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Journalists protest against restrictions of the internet and mobile phone networks at the Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar in October 2019. Jammu and Kashmir police have questioned three journalists this month, and internet access has yet to be fully restored. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Jammu and Kashmir police question three journalists amid social media ban

New Delhi, February 19, 2020—Jammu and Kashmir police have summoned three journalists this month, including photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was questioned about social media activity, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. In January, after a lengthy communications shutdown in the region, the Indian government restored access to under 1500 “white-listed” websites, not including social…

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