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Mohamed Ibrahim Osman Bulbul of privately owned broadcaster Kaab TV stands on the side of a road, wearing a blue flak jacket marked 'Press'.

Somali court dismisses false news, anti-state case against Mohamed Ibrahim Osman Bulbul

Nairobi, Kenya, October 16, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes an October 11 court decision to dismiss the criminal case against Somali journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Osman Bulbul and calls on authorities to desist from arbitrarily detaining journalists. “Mohamed Ibrahim Osman Bulbul endured nearly two months of detention and faced punitive legal proceedings simply because he…

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Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala

CPJ calls for release of DRC journalist, US resident Stanis Bujakera

Kinshasa, October 13, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow the provisional release of journalist Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala and drop all legal proceedings against him. “Journalist Stanis Bujakera should never have been arrested or charged, but the least DRC authorities can do is not oppose his request…

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CPJ joins call for India to release detained journalists, stop using counterterror law against media

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday joined 11 rights organizations in calling on the Indian government to immediately release all journalists arrested in politically motivated cases and to cease targeting critics under the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, pending its amendment in line with international human rights standards. Read the full statement:

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CPJ condemns Russian court’s 3-month extension of detention of US journalist Evan Gershkovich

New York, August 24, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Russian court’s decision on Thursday to extend the pretrial detention of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich until November 30. “Every new extension of Evan Gershkovich’s detention is a blow to the freedom of the press in Russia and an attack on the work of foreign…

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Tajikistan outlet threatened with closure; 4 journalists attacked during unrest coverage

New York, May 20, 2022 – Tajikistan authorities must withdraw their official warning against independent outlet Asia Plus, swiftly and transparently investigate attacks on four journalists, and ensure that reporters can freely cover events of public importance, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Tuesday, May 17, Asia Plus announced that it was ceasing…

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