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Venezuelan authorities question 2 El Nacional employees, summon 3 others

Bogotá, January 27, 2023 — Venezuelan authorities must drop their criminal investigation into two editors, three reporters, and an administrative employee of the El Nacional news website and allow them to continue their work free of intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Wednesday, January 25, officers of Venezuela’s investigative police unit detained…

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French intelligence agency summons 3 journalists for questioning

Berlin, December 12, 2022 — The General Directorate for Internal Security, France’s domestic intelligence agency, should immediately withdraw summonses issued to journalists Benoît Collombat, Jacques Monin, and Geoffrey Livolsi, and refrain from questioning members of the press over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On December 7, the agency issued summonses for…

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Egyptian authorities summon 4 Mada Masr journalists for interrogation

New York, September 6, 2022 – In response to news reports that Egyptian authorities recently summoned four journalists from the independent news website Mada Masr for interrogation, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for authorities to cease harassing the outlet and its staff: “Egyptian authorities should drop their attempt to interrogate…

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Greek journalists summoned over criminal investigation into corruption reporting

Berlin, January 26, 2022 – Greek authorities should drop their investigations into journalists Kostas Vaxevanis and Ioanna Papadakou and ensure that members of the press do not face criminal charges over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Prosecutors with the Special High Court in Athens recently summoned Vaxevanis, publisher and reporter with…

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Cape Verde journalist Hermínio Silves summoned over reporting on alleged police abuses

New York, January 21, 2022 — Cape Verdean authorities must drop their investigation into journalist Hermínio Silves and should not compel journalists to disclose confidential information about their sources or criminalize the disclosure of information in the public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since early January, the attorney general’s office in Praia,…

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Pakistan journalist Nadeem Malik summoned over political reporting

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2021 – Pakistan authorities should cease harassing journalist Nadeem Malik and refrain from summoning him over his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 2, the counterterrorism wing of the Federal Investigation Agency issued a summons to Malik to appear for questioning today, according to news reports, the…

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Indian authorities pursue multiple investigations into Newsclick

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2021 — Indian authorities must cease their legal harassment of the news website Newsclick and its editors, and refrain from investigating members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 30, officials from the national Income Tax Department visited the offices of Newsclick in New Delhi and…

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Pakistani journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri summoned over YouTube videos

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2021 – Pakistani authorities should cease harassing journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri and allow all members of the press to freely report on state institutions, including the military, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today, M. Waseem Sikandar, a sub-inspector at the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Reporting Centre in Islamabad,…

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Romanian prosecutors question Newsweek and Libertatea employees over corruption reporting

Berlin, June 3, 2021 — Romanian authorities should stop summoning journalists for questioning over their work, and local officials should not pursue criminal cases against members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since May 20, prosecutors at the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism, a judiciary agency tasked with investigating…

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Nicaraguan prosecutors question at least 16 journalists, threaten criminal investigation into Univision correspondent

Guatemala City, June 1, 2021 — Nicaraguan authorities must refrain from opening criminal investigations into the work of journalist María Lilly Delgado and any other members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since late May, authorities have summoned at least 16 journalists to give witness testimony relating to a money laundering…

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