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‘I thought about the efforts and struggles of two decades… and cried’

The founder of a news agency dedicated to covering the lives and concerns of Afghan women on how female journalists are still reporting the news In November 2020, I decided to create an Afghan news agency run by and for women—an online news service that would counter the prevailing patriarchal norms of Afghanistan. The news…

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Turkey blocks websites of Voice of America and Deutsche Welle

Istanbul, July 1, 2022 –  In response to news reports that Turkish authorities blocked the websites of the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Voice of America and German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle on Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “Turkish authorities’ censorship of the international broadcasters Voice of America and Deutsche…

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Members of Turkish regulator say DW, VOA, Euronews face website blocks over licensing decision

Istanbul, February 9, 2022 – Turkish authorities must allow all news outlets to work freely, and should not use licensing regulations to harass or censor international outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalist said Wednesday. On Wednesday, February 9, two members of the Radio and Television Supreme Council, the government telecommunications regulator known as RTÜK, announced…

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Russian authorities close Deutsche Welle office after Germany revokes RT license

New York, February 3, 2022 – In response to Russian authorities’ decision Thursday to shutter the Moscow bureau of German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) and withdraw the credentials of its staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “Russia must stop using journalists as pieces in tit-for-tat games with Germany,…

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‘It is becoming unbearable:’ Journalists say they have become ‘scapegoats’ at anti-vaccine protests

Journalists covering demonstrations against COVID-19 countermeasures have been called “terrorists,” “pedophiles,” “murderers,” and “scumbags.” Protesters have harassed and assaulted members of the press, and told them that “the nooses are ready.” Threats like these have become increasingly familiar for reporters in Europe and the United States, where the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a CPJ partner,…

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Belarusian authorities detain 2 journalists covering opposition trial

Vilnius, Lithuania, May 13, 2021 — Belarusian authorities must release journalists Alyaksandr Burakau and Uladzimir Laptsevich immediately, drop all charges against them, and cease jailing members of the press for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, police in the eastern city of Mohilev arrested Burakau, a freelance reporter working with German…

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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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