Federal Bureau of Investigation

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American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi seen at a television studio in Tehran, Iran. She was detained in the U.S. on January 13, 2018. (Press TV via Associated Press)

CPJ concerned about US detention of Iranian TV journalist

New York, January 17, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the detention of Marzieh Hashemi, a TV anchor and documentary filmmaker for the English-language service of Iranian state broadcaster Press TV, and called on the U.S. Department of Justice to disclose the reason for her arrest.

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The US Department of Justice uses the Espionage Act to charge an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose Washington D.C. headquarters are pictured, for allegedly leaking information to a reporter (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais).

New US Espionage Act prosecution has troubling implications for press freedom

New York, March 29, 2018– The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it is concerned by the U.S. Department of Justice’s use of the Espionage Act to charge an FBI agent for allegedly leaking information to a reporter.

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CPJ condemns FBI agent posing as AP journalist in criminal investigation

New York, November 7, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the revelation that a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent pretended to be an Associated Press reporter as part of a criminal investigation and calls on authorities to halt use of the tactic.

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CPJ alarmed by U.S. Justice scrutiny of Fox News reporter

New York, May 21, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports of a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the newsgathering activities of a Fox News reporter, which come a week after revelations that the government seized phone records of The Associated Press.

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