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CPJ dismayed after Romanian authorities close investigation into harassment and smear campaign against journalist Emilia Șercan

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined nine other press freedom groups on Tuesday in expressing disappointment after Romania’s prosecutor’s office at the Bucharest Court of Appeal decided to close the investigation into the harassment and smear campaign against investigative journalist Emilia Șercan. Since January 2022, Șercan has received threatening emails and social media messages, and several…

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Pakistani journalists Ahmad Noorani and Shahid Aslam targeted in leak case

New York, June 8, 2023–Pakistan authorities must cease harassing journalists Ahmad Noorani and Shahid Aslam and allow them to work without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. In late May, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) issued an investigative report, which CPJ reviewed, accusing the journalists of involvement in illegally accessing the tax records…

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At least 11 journalists in custody after police raids in Turkey

Istanbul, October 25, 2022—Turkish authorities should immediately release the Kurdish journalists in police custody and stop harassing them with secret investigations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, Turkish police simultaneously raided several homes and one newsroom in the cities of Ankara, Diyarbakır, Istanbul, Mardin, Urfa, and Van, as part of…

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Kazakh outlet Orda, staff subjected to months of threats, online harassment, cyberattacks

New York, October 12, 2022—Authorities in Kazakhstan should thoroughly investigate recent threats against independent news website Orda and its chief editor Gulnara Bazhkenova, and ensure the outlet and its staff’s safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On October 5, unidentified individuals sent a severed pig’s head to Orda’s editorial offices in the southern…

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Journalists assaulted, harassed amid political transition in Pakistan

On April 11, 2022, Pakistan’s parliament elected Shehbaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and younger brother of former three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as the country’s new prime minister after ousting Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in a no-confidence vote, according to news reports.  Since that political transition, journalists…

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Bangladeshi journalist Golam Sarwar attacked, harassed following 2020 abduction

On October 29, 2020, Golam Sarwar, the then publisher and executive editor of the privately owned news website ctnewsbd.com, was abducted in Kazir Dewri, a neighborhood in the southeastern Bangladeshi city of Chittagong, according to multiple news reports and Sarwar, who spoke with CPJ via messaging app. An unidentified man approached the journalist from behind,…

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