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CPJ, Paradigm Initiative urge Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to institute press freedom reforms

CPJ and Paradigm Initiative write to Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to urge him to act on his commitments and ensure Zambia’s press can work freely and without fear of reprisal.

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Haitian journalist Romelson Vilcin killed during demonstration at police station

New York, November 11, 2022 — Haitian authorities must take immediate action to identify the police officers responsible for the death of journalist Romelson Vilcin and hold them to account, and the Haitian police must stop attacking the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday.  On October 30, a group of at least a…

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CPJ alarmed by wiretapping charges against Ohio newspaper editor

Washington, D.C., November 8, 2022 — Authorities in Pike County, Ohio, should immediately drop all charges against journalist Derek Myers and return equipment seized from Myers and his newsroom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. The Pike County Sheriff charged Myers, editor-in-chief of local news website the Scioto Valley Guardian, with wiretapping on October…

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DRC soldiers attack journalist David Ramazani, police detain Janvier Bamunoba

Kinshasa, November 7, 2022 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and transparently investigate the soldiers who attacked journalist David Ramazani and the police who briefly detained journalist Janvier Bamunoba, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Bamunoba, a camera operator with the privately owned Buniaactualité TV broadcaster, was at the…

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Vietnamese journalist Le Manh Ha harshly sentenced to 8 years in prison

Bangkok, October 26, 2022 – Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release journalist Le Manh Ha and stop treating independent journalists as criminals for merely doing their jobs of reporting the news, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, October 25, the People’s Court of Tuyen Quang province sentenced Ha after a two-day…

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At least 11 journalists in custody after police raids in Turkey

Istanbul, October 25, 2022—Turkish authorities should immediately release the Kurdish journalists in police custody and stop harassing them with secret investigations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, Turkish police simultaneously raided several homes and one newsroom in the cities of Ankara, Diyarbakır, Istanbul, Mardin, Urfa, and Van, as part of…

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DRC journalist Richard Ngoyi arrested, briefly detained for filming blind adults, children begging

Kinshasa, September 15, 2022 – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should cease arresting journalists for their work and ensure that all DRC media can work safely and free from harassment or the threat of prosecution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On the morning of September 8, Ngoyi, a reporter with…

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Azerbaijani journalist Avaz Zeynalli, lawyer Elchin Sadygov remanded for 4 months on bribery charges

New York, September 12, 2022 – Azerbaijani authorities should release journalist Avaz Zeynalli and lawyer Elchin Sadygov and drop the charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On Saturday, September 10, uniformed officers who identified themselves as part of the prosecutor general’s office arrested Zeynalli, owner and chief editor of the independent…

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Russian authorities search homes of 5 journalists as witnesses in investigation into ‘fake’ information about the army

Paris, September 8, 2022—Russian authorities should stop using investigations into so-called “fake” information about the Russian military to harass journalists, and should let the media work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Thursday, September 8, authorities searched the homes of at least five journalists in cities across Russia over their alleged connection…

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Iraqi security forces assault, detain journalists covering Baghdad protests

New York, August 31, 2022 – Iraqi authorities should stop assaulting and detaining journalists and take all necessary measures to ensure their safety while reporting on mass political protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Monday, August 29, Iraqi security forces arrested, assaulted, or confiscated equipment from journalists with local and international outlets…

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