Terrorism

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Can Dündar

Turkey adds journalist Can Dündar to list of wanted terrorists; at least 14 other journalists also listed

New York, January 3, 2023 – Turkish authorities should ensure that journalists are not included on the country’s lists of wanted terrorists, and should stop harassing members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On December 30, exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar revealed that he had been added to the so-called terrorist…

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Tunisian authorities arrest journalist Ghassen Ben Khelifa for alleged terrorism

New York, September 7, 2022–Tunisian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release journalist Ghassen Ben Khelifa and cease detaining members of the press on vague national security grounds, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, September 6, state security officers arrested Ben Khelifa, editor-in-chief of the local independent newspaper Inhiyez, at his home in…

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Turkish photojournalist Abdurrahman Gök found guilty on terrorism charge

Istanbul, June 30, 2022 – In response to news reports that a Turkish court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır on Thursday found photojournalist Abdurrahman Gök guilty of making terrorist propaganda, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “Turkish authorities must not fight the appeal of photojournalist Abdurrahman Gök, and should…

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Channel Mandalay TV reporter Win Naing Oo sentenced to 5 years in prison for terrorism

Bangkok, April 6, 2022 – Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Win Naing Oo and stop using terrorism charges to imprison independent reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. A special court in Obo Prison, in the central city of Mandalay, on Tuesday, April 5, sentenced Win Naing Oo, chief reporter with…

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Detained US journalist Danny Fenster faces new charges in Myanmar

Washington, D.C., November 10, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned over news reports that Myanmar prosecutors have lodged additional criminal charges against journalist Danny Fenster. Fenster has been detained since his arrest on May 24 at the Yangon airport as he was leaving the country, as CPJ documented at the time….

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Congolese authorities detain AFP correspondent Pierre Sosthène Kambidi without charge

New York, September 24, 2021 — Congolese authorities should immediately release journalist Pierre Sosthène Kambidi and ensure the press across the country can work without fear or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 20, plainclothes military officers arrested Kambidi, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and the local news website Actualite.cd, at…

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Algerian journalist Mohamed Mouloudj detained on charges of terrorism and spreading false news

New York, September 15, 2021 – Algerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release reporter Mohamed Mouloudj and ensure that members of the press can work in the country without fear of imprisonment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On September 12, police officers in the northern city of Tizi Ouzou arrested Mouloudj, a reporter…

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Retired Egyptian journalist Tawfik Ghanem detained on terrorism charges

On May 21, 2021, Egyptian state security forces arrested Tawfik Ghanem, a retired journalist who most recently worked as the Cairo-based regional director of the Turkish news agency Anadolu, according to news reports and one of his lawyers, who spoke to CPJ on the condition of anonymity, citing fear of reprisal. Authorities arrested Ghanem from…

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Egyptian columnist Gamal al-Gamal arrested, charged with terrorism, false news

New York, March 1, 2021 – Egyptian authorities must immediately release journalist Gamal al-Gamal and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 22, authorities arrested al-Gamal, a freelance columnist who contributes to local and regional news websites, in Cairo International Airport upon his return from Turkey, where he…

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Indian authorities in Manipur investigate editors for sedition, conspiracy, terrorism

New Delhi, January 22, 2021 – Authorities in the Indian state of Manipur should drop their investigations into The Frontier Manipur and its editors, Sadokpam Dhiren and Paojel Chaoba, and allow them to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 17, police in Imphal, the Manipur state capital, summoned and detained…

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