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A billboard featuring President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, is displayed in Juba in 2016. South Sudan is due to resume peace talks under an agreement that includes calls for an end to harassment of the press. (AFP/Albert Gonzalez Farran, CDS)

As peace talks resume South Sudan continues its assault on press freedom

A ceasefire agreement signed on December 21 between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces has revived a 2015 peace process and brought hope that the conflict will not persist into its fifth year. The agreement includes obligations to “ensure protection of media” and “[c]ease all forms of harassment of the media.” Yet, ahead of…

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Ukrainian servicemen are seen at their position in Avdiyivka, eastern Ukraine, February 9, 2017. Ukraine expelled Russian journalist Tamara Nersesyan, accusing her of inflaming the conflict in eastern Ukraine, today. (Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko)

Ukraine expels Russian journalist

New York, August 15, 2017–Ukrainian security and immigration authorities should remove all restrictions on Russian journalist Tamara Nersesyan’s ability to report from Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Ukrainian National Security Service (SBU) last night detained Nersesyan, a special correspondent for the Russian state broadcaster VGTRK, and deported her to Russia.

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Police patrol Barcelona-El Prat airport on June 13, 2017. (Reuters/Albert Gea)

Spain should release journalist arrested on Turkish warrant

New York, August 9, 2017–Spanish authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Hamza Yalçın, a writer for the monthly, leftist, Turkish magazine Odak Dergisi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Yalçın, a citizen of Turkey and Sweden, at Barcelona’s El Prat airport on August 3 and now detain him pending an extradition hearing…

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The staff of embattled independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta pose for a photograph in Moscow in 2006. (AFP/Sergey Kuznetsov)

Uzbek journalist at risk of deportation allegedly tortured in Russia

New York, August 7, 2017–Russian authorities should credibly investigate allegations that bailiffs tortured Uzbek journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov, and should not deport him to Uzbekistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Moscow is scheduled to hear the journalist’s appeal of the order to deport him tomorrow, according to media reports.

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A woman shouts slogans in a protest in the Moroccan town of Al-Hoceima, July 21, 2017. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

Morocco deports Spanish journalists

New York, July 27, 2017–Moroccan authorities should lift any restriction on the ability of journalists José Luis Navazo and Fernando Sanz to enter the country and should allow journalists to report freely on matters of public interest, including protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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In this 2001 file photo, Jordanian men read a newspaper in a cafe in Amman. (Reuters/Ali Jarekji)

Jordan refuses Egyptian journalist entry

New York, July 11, 2017–Jordanian authorities should lift any restrictions on Egyptian Journalist Wael Mamdouh’s ability to travel to the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Mathias Depardon's mother, Daniele Van de Lanotte, speaks to reporters outside Turkey's Embassy to France, May 25, 2017. (AFP/Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt)

Turkey releases French photographer Mathias Depardon

New York, June 9, 2017–Turkish authorities should allow French photographer Mathias Depardon to live and work freely in Turkey, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Depardon’s lawyer, Emine Şeker, told CPJ that the photographer was deported to France today.

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A man gestures at a protest in support of protests in northern Morocco's Rif region, Rabat, May 28, 2017. (AP/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Morocco deports Algerian journalist

New York, June 1, 2017–Moroccan authorities should lift any restrictions on Algerian journalist Djamel Alilat’s ability to enter Morocco following his May 30 deportation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Alilat as he left a protest he was covering in northern Morocco two days prior, according to the journalist and other news…

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Police detain a protester outside the Supreme Board of Elections in Ankara, April 16, 2017. (AP/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 23, 2017

German magazine correspondent denied credentials for ‘insulting president’ Turkish authorities denied Raphael Geiger, the Turkey, Greece, and Middle East correspondent for the German magazine Stern, an extension of his press credentials, saying he had insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish service of Deutsche Welle reported on April 26. Geiger, who is currently in…

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Swedish journalist expelled from Syria

New York, December 15, 2016 – The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Syrian government’s decision to expel Swedish radio journalist Cecilia Uddén from the country today. According to her employer, Radio Sweden, Uddén’s authorized reporting trip to Damascus and Aleppo was forcibly cut short when the government accused her of circulating “false information.”

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