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In Colombia, a shipping container on wheels brings a roving reporting workshop to news deserts

Can the key to ending news blackouts in isolated areas of Colombia come from inside a shipping container? The Bogotá-based Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) thinks so. In an experiment to turn community activists into reporters in regions that lack local news outlets, FLIP has converted a shipping container into a roving journalism classroom. For…

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Iraqi protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, Iraq, on June 21, 2019. Iraq suspended U.S.-funded broadcaster Al-Hurrah for 3 months over a corruption report on September 2. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraq suspends U.S.-funded broadcaster Al-Hurrah over corruption report

Beirut, September 3, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee to reverse its three-month suspension of the U.S. government-funded Iraqi broadcaster Al-Hurra.

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A mobile television unit from Teletica broadcasts the last state of the nation address by Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis at the Congress in San Jose, Costa Rica, on May 2, 2018. An explosive was detonated outside Teletica's office in San Jose on July 27, 2019. (Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate)

Explosive detonated outside office of Costa Rican TV station Teletica

Managua, July 30, 2019–Costa Rican authorities must fully investigate the detonation of an explosive device outside the San José offices of television station Teletica and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) rally in Karachi, Pakistan, on May 13, 2018. A Pakistani reporter was detained in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on May 28, 2019, after covering PTM demonstrations. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Pakistani reporter Gohar Wazir detained in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after covering Pashtun demonstrations

Washington, D.C., May 28, 2019–Pakistani authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Gohar Wazir, a reporter with private satellite TV station Khyber News, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Osama Rizi, son of journalist Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi, displays a calendar with pictures of his father outside his residence in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Pakistani authorities detained Razi, who allegedly criticized state agencies on traditional and social media, officials said Saturday. (AP/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistani journalist arrested for critical Twitter posts

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to immediately release and drop all legal proceedings against Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi, a TV host for Din News, a privately-owned Urdu-language news station. Razi was arrested and taken into custody this morning in Lahore, according to news reports and CPJ reporting.

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Gabonese soldiers stand in front of the headquarters of the national broadcaster in Libreville on January 7, 2019, after a failed coup. Gabon shut down the internet and broadcasting services following the coup attempt. (AFP/Steve Jordan)

Gabon shuts down the internet and broadcasting services following coup attempt

Abidjan, January 7, 2019–Gabon’s government on Monday morning shut down the internet and broadcasting services following an attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, according to digital rights groups Netblocks, and Internet Without Borders, news reports, and local journalists and civil society organizations with whom the Committee to Protect Journalists spoke.

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A demonstrator fires a homemade mortar toward riot police during a protest against President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua, on May 28, 2018. Civilians attacked and set fire to a pro-government radio station in Managua on May 28. (Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)

Civilians attack, set fire to pro-government radio station in Nicaragua

Bogotá, May 30, 2018–Nicaraguan authorities should investigate an attack on a pro-government radio station in Managua, the capital, hold the perpetrators to account, and ensure that journalists covering ongoing unrest in the country can work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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