Incitement

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Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono arrested, charged with incitement in Zimbabwe

New York, July 20, 2020 – Zimbabwean authorities should immediately release independent investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and drop the incitement charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11 a.m. today, Chin’ono posted two short messages on his Twitter account, which are no longer available after his account was later deactivated,…

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Cambodian journalist Ros Sokhet detained, charged with incitement

Bangkok, June 30, 2020 — Cambodian authorities should immediately release journalist Ros Sokhet and drop all pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 25, police in Kampong Chhnang province’s Toek Phos district arrested Sokhet, publisher of the privately owned Cheat Khmer (Khmer Nation) newspaper, and then transferred him to the Phnom Penh…

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Police officers are seen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on January 22, 2020. Authorities recently charged journalist Sok Oudom with incitement. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Cambodian journalist Sok Oudom detained on incitement charges

Bangkok, May 19, 2020 – Cambodian authorities must immediately release journalist Sok Oudom from custody, drop any charges against him, and restore his news outlet’s operating license, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Israeli soldiers are seen at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus on January 11, 2018. Israeli forces at the Za’tara checkpoint south of Nablus recently arrested Palestinian journalist Mujahed Muflih. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Israeli police arrest Palestinian journalist Mujahed Muflih at checkpoint

Beirut, February 28, 2020 — Israeli authorities should release Palestinian journalist Mujahed Muflih and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A demonstrator is seen in Banjul, Gambia, on January 25, 2020. Two radio stations were recently shut down and their staffers arrested over their coverage of the protests. (AFP/Romain Chanson)

Gambian radio journalists arrested, outlets shut down over protest coverage

Abuja, Nigeria, January 31, 2020 — Gambian authorities should immediately drop the charges against broadcast journalists Pa Modou Bojang and Gibbi Jallow, and permit the Home Digital FM and King FM radio stations to reopen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Montenegro police officers are seen Podgorica, the capital, on May 9, 2019. Police recently arrested two journalists for alleged criminal incitement. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)

Montenegro reporters Živković and Raičević charged with criminal incitement

Berlin, January 13, 2020 — Montenegrin authorities should immediately drop charges against Dražen Živković and Gojko Raičević and cease pursuing criminal cases against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A mosaic of late leader Hugo Chavez and President Nicolas Maduro is seen in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 19, 2019. Venezuelan authorities recently released freelance photojournalist Jesús Medina after 16 months of detention. (AP/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuelan photojournalist Jesús Medina released after 16 months in prison

New York, January 7, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Venezuelan freelance photojournalist Jesús Medina after more than 16 months of arbitrary detention, and called for Venezuelan authorities to drop all charges against him.

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Journalists and law enforcement are seen in Podgorica, Montenegro, on May 9, 2019. Montenegro authorities recently arrested journalist Anđela Đikanović and charged her with incitement. (AFP/Savo Prelevic)

Montenegro journalist Anđela Đikanović charged with incitement over retracted report

Berlin, January 6, 2020 — Montenegrin authorities should immediately release journalist Anđela Đikanović and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police officer is seen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on February 1, 2018. Two Cambodian journalists were recently arrested and face incitement charges for live-streaming a protest. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Journalists charged with incitement for live-streaming land protest in Cambodia

Bangkok, July 26, 2019 — Cambodia should drop incitement charges against two local journalists and stop using legal threats to intimidate and harass reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on June 15, 2019. CPJ called on Bhagel to ensure that police drop charges against journalist Dilip Sharma. (Photo via Indian prime minister's official website)

Journalist facing incitement charges for reporting on alleged power blackouts in central India

New Delhi, June 19, 2019 — Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel should immediately intervene to ensure that police drop charges against journalist Dilip Sharma and direct officials in his state to respect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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