Religion

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A man waits for customers in a news kiosk in Bucharest, Romania, on March 22, 2011. Romanian investigative journalist Diana Oncioiu received an anonymous death threat on June 11, 2019. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Romanian investigative journalist Diana Oncioiu receives anonymous death threat

Berlin, June 13, 2019 — Romanian authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the death threat against investigative journalist Diana Oncioiu and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Fathimath Shehenaz holds a sign outside the Malé parliament in February, calling for justice for her brother, the blogger Ahmed Rilwan, who was abducted in 2014. (CPJ)

Maldives commission renews hope of justice for Rilwan and Rasheed

Mission Journal: With a new presidential commission investigating the abduction of Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla and the murder of Yameen Rasheed, CPJ’s Asia program research associate Aliya Iftikhar travels to Malé in late February to speak with the bloggers’ families about their pursuit of justice, and with authorities about the progress and challenges in the cases.

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Participants in a religious event pull a cross out of the river Vardar in Skopje during Epiphany on January 19. A journalist covering the event says a security guard attacked her when she tried to interview one of the people taking part. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

In Macedonia, journalist attacked covering religious event

Mirjana Mircevska-Jovanović, a reporter for Kanal 5, a privately owned television station, was attacked in the capital, Skopje, on January 19, 2019 while covering an event celebrating the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany, according to local news site Telma.

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Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrives in China for a summit in June 2018. In recent weeks, police in several Uzbek cities arrested bloggers who cover religious issues. (Pool via Reuters/Wu Hong)

Uzbekistan arrests at least four bloggers over posts on religious issues

New York, September 6, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Uzbek authorities to end their harassment of bloggers covering religious issues, and to release at least four individuals arrested for their writing. Police in several Uzbek cities made arrests between August 28 and September 4, according to media reports.

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President Hassan Rouhani arrives at the Iranian parliament in Tehran on August 28. The country's courts recently ordered at least seven journalists to be jailed for lengthy sentences and to be flogged for their coverage of a religious protest. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iran orders at least 7 journalists jailed and flogged over Dervish protest coverage

New York, August 31, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harsh sentences Iranian authorities imposed on at least seven journalists over their coverage of protests by a religious order.

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