Legal Harassment

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Croatian court injunction blocks news website H-alter from reporting on public childcare clinic

Berlin, October 8, 2021 — Croatian authorities should lift the gag order on the news website H-alter, and ensure that court actions do not silence the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 21, the Zagreb Municipal Civil Court, the capital, issued an injunction to H-alter, barring the outlet from reporting on…

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CPJ sends letter to Bangladesh authorities over harassment of journalist Rozina Islam

Mr. Anisul HuqMinister of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary AffairsMinistry of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary AffairsPeople’s Republic of Bangladeshsecretary@lawjusticediv.gov.bd CC: Mr. Asaduzzaman KhanMinister of Home AffairsMinistry of Home AffairsPeople’s Republic of BangladeshWhatsApp +880 1711-541569minister@mha.gov.bd Dear Minister Anisul Huq, The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent non-governmental organization that champions press freedom around the world, writes to…

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CPJ welcomes decision to drop criminal charges against Guatemalan journalist Anastasia Mejía

Miami, September 10, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a Guatemala court decision dismissing all criminal charges against journalist Anastasia Mejía. “While we are delighted that Guatemalan journalist Anastasia Mejía’s legal ordeal has come to an end, she never should have been detained, charged, and subjected to such harassment over her reporting,” said…

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Singapore High Court rules that The Online Citizen bloggers defamed prime minister

Bangkok, September 3, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at the Singapore High Court’s ruling awarding Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong more than US$156,500 in damages in defamation suits against bloggers Terry Xu and Rubaashini Shunmuganathan. The High Court on September 1 ruled that Xu, chief editor of The Online Citizen news blog,…

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Russian authorities open court case against journalist Yury Dud for distributing ‘drug propaganda’

New York, June 17, 2021 – Russian authorities should drop all court proceedings against journalist Yury Dud and ensure that he can work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 10, the Zyuzinsky District Court in Moscow accepted a lawsuit filed against Dud, who runs the YouTube channel vDud, for…

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Salvadoran court orders Revista Factum to take down reporting on murder case

Guatemala City, June 17, 2021 – Salvadoran authorities should immediately rescind a court order requiring the independent news website Revista Factum to take down an article, and should allow the media to report freely on issues of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 14, the First Peace Court in the…

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Indian police open criminal investigation into The Wire and 3 journalists

New Delhi, June 16, 2021 — Authorities in India’s Uttar Pradesh state must immediately drop their criminal investigation into journalists Rana Ayyub, Saba Naqvi, and Mohammed Zubair, and the independent news website The Wire, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Uttar Pradesh police filed a criminal complaint stating that they were opening a…

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Algerian authorities revoke accreditation of France 24

New York, June 15, 2021 – In response to Algerian authorities’ recent decision to revoke the accreditation of French public broadcaster France 24, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Instead of responding to Algerian citizens’ demands, authorities are instead resorting to petty retaliation against the messengers,” said CPJ Senior Middle East and…

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Guatemalan ex-official’s family members sue 2 journalists under violence against women law

Guatemala City, June 4, 2021 — Guatemala authorities should drop the criminal charges against journalists Sonny Figueroa and Marvin del Cid, and ensure that former public officials do not abuse the country’s laws to harass members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In May 21, two relatives of Miguel Martínez, the…

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Journalist Asad Ali Toor summoned for alleged defamation of Pakistan government

Washington, D.C., June 1, 2021 — Pakistan should authorities stop harassing journalist Asad Ali Toor and let him work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the Cyber Crime Reporting Center of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency in Rawalpindi issued a summons addressed to Toor’s home, ordering him to appear for questioning on June…

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