Immigration

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Australian journalists flee China; government restricts visas for foreign reporters

Taipei, September 8, 2020 – Chinese authorities should end their intimidation of international journalists and let all media operate freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Bill Birtles, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Beijing correspondent, and Mike Smith, Shanghai correspondent for the Australian Financial Review, left China for Australia…

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Malaysia refuses to renew 2 Al-Jazeera reporters’ visas amid investigation

Bangkok, August 10, 2020 – Malaysian authorities should allow Al-Jazeera journalists to report from the country freely and without harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Malaysian immigration authorities recently declined to renew the visas of reporters Drew Ambrose and Jenni Henderson, both Australian nationals, according to news reports citing Giles Trendle, English managing…

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A man is seen in Hong Kong International Airport on February 7, 2020. Immigration officials recently barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city. (Reuters/Hannah McKay)

US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong

On February 5, 2020, immigration authorities at Hong Kong International Airport barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city, according to news reports and Yon, who spoke to CPJ by telephone from Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Police officers are seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 7, 2019. Authorities recently arrested and detained U.S. environmental journalist Philip Jacobson. (AFP/Adek Berry)

American environmental journalist Philip Jacobson detained in Indonesia

Bangkok, January 22, 2020 — Indonesian authorities should immediately release journalist Philip Jacobson and drop any criminal charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Abu Dhabi International Airport is seen on July 4, 2017. Serbian journalist Stevan Dojčinović was recently denied entry to the United Arab Emirates. (AP/Jon Gambrell)

Serbian journalist denied entry to United Arab Emirates

On December 17, 2019, authorities at Abu Dhabi International Airport denied entry to Stevan Dojčinović, a Serbian national and editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, an investigative news outlet, according to Dojčinović, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app, and news reports.

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The Indian government has threatened to revoke the overseas citizenship of journalist Aatish Taseer, who has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Image used with permission)

Indian government threatens to cancel journalist Aatish Taseer’s overseas citizenship

New Delhi, November 7, 2019 — The Indian government must cease making threats to revoke the overseas citizenship of journalist Aatish Taseer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police are seen in New Delhi, India, on February 27, 2019. Kashmiri journalist Gowhar Geelani was recently barred from leaving the country at a New Delhi airport. (Reuters/Anushree Fadnavis)

Kashmiri journalist Gowhar Geelani barred from leaving India

New Delhi, September 4, 2019 — Indian authorities should allow journalist Gowhar Geelani to travel freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center) is seen in Beijing on April 19, 2019. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently denied a visa to reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

China refuses visa application for critical American journalist

Taipei, June 19, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ refusal to issue a journalist visa to Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, a reporter who has covered China’s influence abroad.

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official is seen at the Santa Fe border crossing from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on February 24, 2019. CPJ recently joined a letter to the Department of Homeland Security regarding the targeting of journalists at the U.S. border. (Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

CPJ joins letter urging Trump administration to address targeting of journalists at border

Washington, D.C., May 1, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined more than 100 human rights and press freedom groups in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials expressing deep concern over recent actions by the department’s law enforcement agencies–Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement–that threaten the…

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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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