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The Federal Parliament of Nepal is seen in Kathmandu on September 20, 2015. The body is currently considering measures that could restrict freedom of speech in the country. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar)

Nepal government proposes bills that endanger press freedom

May 23, 2019, New York — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about measures proposed by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli’s government in the Federal Parliament of Nepal that threaten press freedom, and urged legislators and the government to amend the proposals in accordance with civil society and media recommendations.

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Police officers are seen in Havana, Cuba, on March 18, 2016. Journalist Augusto César San Martín was recently detained, fined, and had his equipment confiscated in Havana. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

Cuban police detain journalist Augusto César San Martín, confiscate equipment and impose fines

On April 9, 2019, at around 7:00 a.m., authorities raided the Havana home of Augusto César San Martín, a reporter for the independent news website CubaNet and a member of the Association for Press Freedom, an organization that promotes press freedom in Cuba, according to CubaNet, news reports, and San Martín, who spoke with CPJ.

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Russian lawmakers are seen in the State Duma on May 22, 2018. The Duma recently considered amendments that would restrict foreign print media in the country. (AP/Pavel Golovkin)

Russian draft legislation would ban distribution of foreign print media without government permission

New York, April 4, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Russian parliament to drop legislative amendments that would ban the distribution of foreign print media in the country without government permission.

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Yevgenia Albats, editor-in-chief of The New Times, speaks at the Women of the World Summit in New York City in April 2018. A Russian court has ordered her news outlet to pay a fine of 22.3 million rubles. (AFP/Angela Weiss)

Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to hit independent outlet with massive fine

New York, October 29, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an exorbitant fine imposed on the independent news outlet The New Times. A Moscow court on October 26 ordered the outlet to pay 22.3 million rubles (US$338,000) for failing to provide financial information under Russia’s “foreign agents” law and ordered the outlet’s editor-in-chief Yevgenia…

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A man holds the Kyrgyz flag in front of the government building in Bishkek in April 2010. CPJ has joined calls for the Kyrgyz authorities to end the repressive climate for the country's press. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

CPJ joins call for Kyrgyzstan to end restrictive media practices

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined a coalition of 28 other international press freedom organizations to call on Kyrgyz authorities to drop defamation lawsuits and to end the practice of using disproportionate fines, travel bans and other harsh penalties to punish critical media outlets and journalists.

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