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French journalist Sylvain Mercadier barred from entering Turkey, deported

On March 19, 2021, police in Turkey’s Istanbul Airport barred French freelance journalist Sylvain Mercadier from entering the country, detained him overnight, and deported him back to France, according to news reports, tweets by the journalist, and Mercadier, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview. Officers took Mercadier into custody soon after his flight…

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Cambodia deports Chinese journalist Shen Kaidong for ‘fake news’ on COVID-19 vaccine sales

Bangkok, March 4, 2021 – Cambodian authorities should allow journalist Shen Kaidong to reenter the country and work freely, and should refrain from deporting members of the press over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 24, authorities in the city of Siem Reap arrested Shen, a Chinese citizen and editor-in-chief…

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Uganda’s elections

On January 14, 2021, incumbent Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will seek a sixth term, amid challenges from opposition candidates Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and Patrick Oboi Amuriat, according to multiple news reports. During the general election campaign, security personnel have arrested both candidates and violently dispersed political rallies and protests, according to…

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Journalists attacked, deported ahead of January elections in Uganda

Nairobi, December 11, 2020 — Ugandan authorities should ensure that journalists can cover the country’s upcoming elections safely and freely and should thoroughly investigate all attacks on the press by members of the public and by security forces, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since early November, police officers and members of the public…

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Belarus strips journalists working for foreign outlets of accreditation

New York, August 29, 2020—Authorities in Belarus today withdrew accreditation from at least 17 journalists who had been covering post-election protests for foreign media outlets, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists and news reports. The journalists included local and Russian journalists working for outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation, Reuters, The Associated Press,…

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Spanish freelance journalist Ferran Barber, seen in Iraqi Kurdistan moments before his arrest. Authorities detained Barber for weeks and he was deported on September 8. (Photo via Ferran Barber)

Spanish reporter Ferran Barber detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi Kurdistan

Beirut, September 10, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Iraqi Kurdistan authorities’ detention and deportation of Spanish freelance journalist Ferran Barber and urged the authorities to allow local and foreign journalists to do their jobs freely.

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Members of the press and the Bolivarian National Guard, pictured outside the Federal Legislative Palace, in Caracas, on May 15, 2019. Local and international journalists say there are several challenges to covering the Venezuela crisis. (AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt)

Caracas full of uncertainty for journalists covering Venezuela crisis

A year after disputed national elections in Venezuela, and with access to information growing ever-scarcer, the country remains in a political and economic crisis. Conditions for the press have deteriorated further since January, when Juan Guaidó, the head of the opposition-led national assembly, declared himself interim president.

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Soldiers guard an Israeli border crossing in the town of Metulla on December 4, 2018. A photojournalist living in East Jerusalem is currently sentenced to deportation to Jordan, a country he has no ties to. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

Photographer detained, sentenced to deportation by Israeli authorities

Beirut, March 8, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the prolonged detention of Mustafa al-Kharouf, a photographer for the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency, and called for Israeli authorities to either clarify the reasons for his detention and deportation order or release him immediately.

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The Cairo International Airport is pictured through the window of a plane. Two journalists were recently detained at the airport in separate cases. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Egypt expels New York Times correspondent, detains local journalist on false news charges

Washington, D.C., February 19, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns yesterday’s detention and expulsion of New York Times correspondent David D. Kirkpatrick and the ongoing detention of Egyptian journalist Ahmed Gamal Ziada, and calls on Egyptian authorities to allow journalists to travel into the country and report freely.

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Istanbul's airport, pictured in October 2018. Turkish authorities on January 17 deported a Dutch journalist whom it said was alleged to have links to terrorism. (AP/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of January 13, 2019

Turkey deports Dutch journalist Authorities on January 17 deported Ans Boersma, a Dutch freelance journalist based in Istanbul, BBC Turkish reported. The journalist was taken into custody the day before, when she tried to renew her residence permit at the Foreigners’ Office in Istanbul. She was detained overnight at a police station, and put on…

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