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Myanmar’s jailing of journalists enters harsh new phase

Myanmar’s military regime has doubled down on its repression of journalists as it tightens it grip on the country following its democracy-crushing coup on February 1, 2021. After arresting scores of journalists to block coverage of its abuses and resistance to the takeover, its second year in power saw the handing down of harsh prison…

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Number of journalists imprisoned around the world sets new record

China remains the world’s worst jailer of journalists; India and Mexico rank among the deadliest New York December 9, 2021–The number of journalists behind bars reached a record high in 2021, with 293 behind bars as political upheaval and media crackdowns reflect increasing intolerance for independent reporting around the world. At the same time, targeted…

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CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Awards to stream November 18

New York, November 9, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists will join friends and supporters from around the world on November 18 to celebrate courageous journalists and the power of press freedom at the 31st annual International Press Freedom Awards.   The virtual event, to be streamed on and, will be hosted by…

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CPJ to release report and host media briefing on press freedom in Myanmar

New York, July 20, 2021–Since the February military coup in Myanmar, the junta has cracked down harshly on the press, attacking reporters and photographers and jailing dozens of journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists will publish a mid-year census on journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, with analysis and recommendations. WHAT: Virtual press launch of mid-year report…

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CPJ announces 2021 International Press Freedom awardees

New York, June 15, 2021–The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four courageous journalists from Belarus, Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar with the 2021 International Press Freedom Awards. All four have reported during a historically turbulent time, covering protests and political upheaval in their countries. “In the midst of a battle over the control of information,…

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A Thai policeman stands inside the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand on September 10, 2018, during a forum to discuss alleged human rights abuses by the military junta in Myanmar. The discussion was shut down by the Thai authorities. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)

Thai authorities shut down foreign press club event on Myanmar

Bangkok, September 11, 2018–Thai authorities on Monday shut down a panel discussion at Bangkok’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, marking the sixth such event the country’s ruling military junta has canceled since seizing power in a May 2014 coup.

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Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are transported in a police vehicle after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar on April 20, 2018 . (Reuters/Ann Wang)

Prosecution witness: Myanmar police planned ‘trap’ for Reuters reporter

New York, April 20, 2018–A prosecution witness in the case against two imprisoned Reuters journalists in Myanmar today testified that a police chief ordered officers to trap one of the reporters by handing him “secret documents” during a meeting, according to Reuters and other news reports.

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