22 results arranged by date

New Ukrainian army regulations limit reporters’ access to frontlines

Paris, March 23, 2023—Ukrainian authorities should ensure that regulations on wartime reporting do not stifle journalists’ ability to do their jobs, and should work with local press groups to revise recent rules enacted by military authorities, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On March 19, the Ukrainian army’s Operational Command East, one of four…

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Latvian regulator cancels broadcasting permit for exiled Russian broadcaster Dozhd TV

Paris, December 8, 2022 — Latvian authorities must reverse their decision to cancel the broadcasting permit of independent broadcaster Dozhd TV (TV Rain), the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Tuesday, December 6, the Latvian National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP), the country’s media regulator, canceled the outlet’s broadcasting authorization “due to a threat…

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Nigerian authorities fine 4 broadcasters over reporting on security issues

Abuja, August, 5, 2022 – Nigerian authorities should immediately drop the fines recently issued to four media outlets, and should ensure that the press can work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Wednesday, August 3, the National Broadcasting Commission regulator announced on its Facebook page that it had issued fines of 5…

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CPJ sends letter to Turkish authorities calling for press card reform

CPJ urges Turkish authorities to reconsider their approach to press card regulations and establish a constructive dialogue with journalists.

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CPJ calls on Pakistan prime minister to drop plans for new media regulator

CPJ writes to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to urge he halt the government’s efforts to establish the Pakistan Media Development Authority.

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Nigerian broadcast regulator orders outlets to stop using Twitter amid nationwide block

Abuja, June 8, 2021 – Nigerian authorities should end their suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria, not threaten to punish news outlets for using the platform, and allow the press to use social media networks freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the National Broadcasting Commission, the country’s broadcast regulator, issued a press…

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Kazakhstan adopts new accreditation requirements that journalists fear will promote censorship

New York, March 23, 2021 – Kazakh authorities should revise new amendments to the country’s journalist accreditation policies to ensure they do not restrict the freedom of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 11, the Ministry of Information and Social Development adopted amendments to the 2013 Rules of Accreditation of…

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Army bars journalists from reporting on Beirut’s Hamra Street, citing permit regulations

New York, July 10, 2020 – Lebanese authorities should allow journalists to report from Beirut’s Hamra street and other public areas in the country without seeking prior approval, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 6, two men who identified themselves as army intelligence officers stopped Charbel Abboud, a reporter for French public…

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People are seen outside a bank in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 21, 2020. Turkey recently passed a financial regulation that may restrict economic reporting. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

New finance regulation threatens economic reporting in Turkey

Istanbul, May 11, 2020 — Turkish authorities should revise a recently passed financial regulation to ensure that it cannot be used against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police officers are seen in Lome, Togo, on February 28, 2020. Togo recently ordered three newspapers to suspend operations. (Reuters/Luc Gnago)

Togo suspends 2 papers after French complaint, and a third for criticizing decision

New York, April 3, 2020 — Authorities in Togo should lift the suspensions of the Liberté, L’Alternative, and Fraternité newspapers and ensure all media are free to cover politics and all other newsworthy topics, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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