Obstructed

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Tanzanian court convicts Maxence Melo of obstructing investigation, levies fine

April 9, 2020 11:35 AM ET

Nairobi, April 9, 2020— In response to a Tanzanian court’s conviction yesterday of Maxence Melo, founder of the online discussion and whistleblowing platform Jamii Forums, on charges of obstructing police investigations, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following...

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CPJ calls on Canadian police to let journalists work freely at indigenous protest sites

February 7, 2020 6:11 PM ET

New York, February 7, 2020—In response to news reports that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) yesterday obstructed journalists trying to cover police operations at indigenous protest camps in British Columbia, the Committee to Protect Journalists today issued the...

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Council of Europe report finds journalists face obstruction, violence

February 12, 2019 8:30 AM ET

The Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism and the Safety of Journalists today published its annual report, "Democracy at Risk."...

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Nigeria police block journalists from covering court proceedings

August 14, 2015 12:27 PM ET

Armed police officers on August 12, 2015, barred several journalists from entering a courthouse in Lagos state, according to news reports....

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Justice delayed is justice denied in Philippines' Maguindanao massacre

July 31, 2015 10:19 AM ET

During his final State of the Nation Address this week, President Benigno Aquino III made only a passing mention of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre that killed 57 people, including 32 journalists and media workers. He did not detail any...

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Myanmar detains, obstructs journalists from reporting

July 8, 2015 8:30 AM ET

On May 31, 2015, Myanmar's navy questioned and briefly detained several journalists. The journalists, who were in small boats, were attempting to reach a remote island off Myanmar's southwestern coast where a ship carrying hundreds of migrants had drifted, according...

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Russian journalist detained, beaten in eastern Ukraine

June 17, 2015 4:06 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2015--A correspondent for the independent Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta was obstructed and briefly detained by the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, according to news reports. Pavel Kanygin, a special correspondent for the...

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CPJ requests information about alleged detention of two journalists in Egypt

April 17, 2015 10:35 AM ET

New York, April 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists wrote to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice on Thursday requesting information about two journalists who were allegedly arrested on Tuesday while attempting to cover the bombing of two electrical pylons that...

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Journalists, media outlets remain in the crosshairs in eastern Ukraine

June 27, 2014 4:01 PM ET

New York, June 27, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns continued pressure on the media in the eastern Ukraine region of Donetsk and calls on separatists to allow journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal....

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Reporter disparaged in Turkish parliament, journalists harassed

June 3, 2014 4:13 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by today's reports that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Parliament called CNN journalist Ivan Watson a "flunky" and said the foreign press was "literally executing their duties...

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