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Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine appears for his bail application via a video link from prison, on a television screen in a court in Kampala, Uganda, on May 2, 2019. Uganda's media regulator suspended staff from 13 broadcast outlets for covering his arrest. (AP/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan regulator suspends staff from 13 outlets that covered Bobi Wine

Addis Ababa, May 2, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Uganda’s media regulator to immediately rescind an order yesterday suspending staff from 13 radio and television stations in connection to their coverage of opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine.

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Security forces detain a protester in Kampala on August 20. Security personnel beat and detained at least four journalists who were covering unrest in Uganda's capital. (AP/Ronald Kabuubi)

Ugandan security forces attack and detain journalists covering protests

Nairobi, August 23, 2018–Security forces beat and detained at least four journalists covering protests in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on August 20, and confiscated or damaged their equipment. CPJ today condemned the attacks and called on Ugandan authorities to hold those responsible to account.

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A portrait of the director of RIA Novosti-Ukraine's Kiev office director, Kirill Vyshynsky, on a monitor during a news briefing at the headquarter of the Ukrainian State Security Service in Kiev, Ukraine on May 15, 2018. On May 15, 2018, Ukrainian state security agents searched RIA Novosti-Ukraine's Kiev office and detained Vyshynsky, accusing the agency of being used in an

Ukraine extends ban on Russian news agencies, journalists

New York, May 24, 2018–Ukrainian authorities today published a presidential decree that extends for three years sanctions imposed in 2017 against Russian state-funded news outlets and their journalists, as well as other foreign entities and individuals, and added the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti-Ukraine to the sanctions list, according to media reports.

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A woman takes pictures with her cellphone as a ferry approaches Besiktas pier in Istanbul, Turkey on March 27, 2018. Turkish authorities continue to crackdown on the country's press. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 7, 2018

Journalists arrested On May 3, authorities in the southern city of Mersin transferred İsmail Çoban, former news editor for the shuttered Kurdish language daily Azadiya Welat, to the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, where he will remain in custody pending trial, according to reports.

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A bus carries rebels and their families who left Douma, at the entrance of the Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria April 12, 2018. (Reuters/Omar Sanadiki)

Three Russian journalists injured by gunfire in eastern Ghouta, Syria

Three journalists were injured when a bus carrying Russian media came under fire from unknown assailants in the Syrian city of Douma, 16 kilometers (10 miles) away from Damascus, in the eastern Ghouta region on April 11, 2018, according to news reports and the journalists’ employers.

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NTV employees in the station's Nairobi studio on January 19. Kenya is ignoring a court order suspending a broadcasting ban on NTV and three other stations. (AFP/Simon Maina)

Kenyan government ignores court order over broadcasting ban

New York, February 2, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Kenyan government to obey a court order suspending a broadcasting ban on four privately owned television stations. A high court yesterday ordered the government to lift the ban on Citizen TV, Inooro TV, NTV, and KTN News, for 14 days while a…

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Kenya's opposition coalition leader Raila Odinga holds a bible as he declares himself the 'people's president' in Nairobi on January 30. Authorities cut the transmissions to four broadcasters over their attempted live coverage of the event. (AFP/Patrick Meinhardt)

Kenya cuts TV transmissions over live coverage of opposition’s Odinga

Nairobi, January 30, 2018–Authorities in Kenya should immediately allow four privately owned television stations to resume broadcasting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officials from the broadcast regulator the Communications Authority, accompanied by police, switched off transmitters today while the stations were broadcasting live coverage of an opposition party event in the capital, Nairobi,…

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks at a news conference in Kiev, May 14, 2017. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Ukraine bans Russian media outlets, websites

New York, May 17, 2017–Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko should immediately reverse his order obstructing at least 19 Russian media companies, four popular Russian websites, and banning at least 13 journalists from entering the country for a year, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The decree, published on the Ukrainian presidency’s website on May 15,…

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Turkey's Constitutional Court -- seen here in a December 11, 2009, file photo -- on June 17 rejected journalist Mehmet Baransu's contention that his rights were violated in his March 2015 arrest. (AP)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 12

Constitutional Court rejects journalist’s appeal Turkey’s Constitutional Court today ruled that journalist Mehmet Baransu’s constitutional right to freedom of expression and the constitution’s guarantees of press freedom were not contravened in the journalist’s March 2015 arrest in connection with in an alleged, elaborate conspiracy codenamed “Sledgehammer.” The same court in May 2016 rejected his petition…

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addresses local officials at his palace in Ankara on March 20, 2016. Erdoğan said Russian and U.S. arms were finding their way to Kurdish groups Turkey classes as terrorist organizations. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Pool/AP)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 8

Police detain two men on suspicion of plotting attack on newspaper Police detained two men suspected of planning to attack the printing house of leading pro-government daily Sabah today, the newspaper reported. According to Sabah, suspects Hasan K and Bahri T were on a motorcycle with no license plates, wearing two sets of clothes, one…

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