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CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler was recently denied entry to Pakistan.

Pakistan denies entry to CPJ’s Steven Butler, forces him to return to US

New York, October 17, 2019 — Last night, Pakistani immigration authorities denied entry to CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler, citing a blacklist managed by the Ministry of Interior.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang is seen in Beijing on January 29, 2019. Chinese authorities recently refused to renew Wall Street Journal reporter Chun Han Wong's visa. (AP/Andy Wong)

China refuses to renew Wall Street Journal reporter’s visa

Taipei, August 30, 2019 — Chinese immigration authorities should immediately reverse their decision to refuse the visa renewal of Wall Street Journal reporter Chun Han Wong and allow foreign and domestic journalists to work without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Aymeric Vincenot, AFP's Algiers bureau chief, sits at his office on March 1, 2019. Vincenot was recently expelled from Algiers after authorities declined to renew his press permit. (AFP)

Algeria expels AFP bureau chief Aymeric Vincenot after accreditation expires

New York, April 16, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the expulsion of Aymeric Vincenot, the Agence France-Presse bureau chief in Algiers, and called on the Algerian government to facilitate press accreditation for foreign journalists.

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A Moroccan policeman guards a checkpoint on January 11, 2017. Four local journalists were recently handed suspended sentences in Morocco, and a foreign journalist was expelled. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

Morocco hands local journalists suspended prison sentences, expels Dutch journalist

On January 2, 2018, a court in Rabat, Morocco’s capital, charged four local journalists with disclosing unpublished information concerning a parliamentary commission of inquiry, according to one of the journalists, Mohammed Ahdad, who spoke with CPJ. On March 27, 2019, the court gave each journalist a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 10,000…

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People protest in Algiers, Algeria, March 29, 2019. Two foreign reporters were recently expelled from the country. (Ramzi Boudina/Reuters)

Tunisian Reuters and TRT journalists detained, expelled during Algeria protests

New York, April 4, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention and expulsion of two Tunisian journalists from Algeria and called on Algerian authorities to allow the foreign press to freely cover demonstrations in the country.

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Jorge Ramos, anchor of Spanish-language U.S. television network Univision, talks to the media as he prepares to leave the country at the Simon Bolivar international airport in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 26, 2019. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Venezuelan authorities must return equipment to Jorge Ramos, Univision crew

Miami, February 26, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention yesterday of a Univision news team at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas and its expulsion today, and called on Venezuelan authorities to immediately return confiscated equipment.

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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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In this August 14, 2018, photo, Victor Mallet, Financial Times Asia news editor, right, speaks with Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's government has declined to renew Mallet's work visa. (AP)

Hong Kong denies visa renewal for Financial Times editor

Taipei, October 5, 2018–Hong Kong’s immigration authorities declined to renew the visa of Victor Mallet, Financial Times’ Asia news editor and the vice-president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, according to a statement today from the Financial Times and other media reports. The rejection came after Mallet chaired a talk by pro-independence activist Andy Chan Ho-tin…

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A Turkish man in a 'freedom for journalists' T-shirt is thrown out of a press conference for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on September 28. (AP/Michael Sohn)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 27, 2018

Erdoğan in Germany A Turkish man wearing a “freedom for journalists” T-shirt was thrown out of a press conference between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on September 28, video from Euronews and Özgürüz showed. The man was identified as Adil Yiğit, chief editor for the Turkish language news website…

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Residents watch a convoy of security personnel and armored vehicles in a show of force through central Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region in November 2017. China declined to renew the visa of a BuzzFeed journalist who reported on alleged human rights violations in the region. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

China refuses to renew BuzzFeed reporter’s visa

Taipei, August 22, 2018–The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to renew the visa of BuzzFeed’s China bureau chief, Megha Rajagopalan, according to a tweet from Rajagopalan and news reports.

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