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CPJ calls on Myanmar military to release all journalists detained amid crackdown

Bangkok, March 1, 2021 – Myanmar’s military junta must immediately release all journalists detained for their work, and allow reporters to cover protests without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since February 9, security forces arrested at least 18 journalists covering demonstrations throughout the country against the military government, which took…

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At least 10 media workers detained amid anti-coup protests in Myanmar, including AP journalist Thein Zaw

Washington, D.C., February 28, 2021 — In response to Myanmar security forces’ detentions of at least 10 members of the press, including Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Myanmar authorities must immediately release all media workers who have been detained merely for covering the news, including journalist…

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CPJ calls for accountability for attacks on media during US Capitol assault

New York, January 8, 2020—U.S. authorities must thoroughly investigate the many attacks on journalists during the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol this week, and hold the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  On January 6, supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. as both houses…

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Photojournalist Rahmatullah Nikzad shot and killed in Afghanistan

New York, December 21, 2020 – Afghan authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Rahmatullah Nikzad and do everything in their power to ensure that members of the press can work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This evening, in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, unidentified gunmen shot Nikzad, a freelance…

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Belarus police attack and detain journalists amid election protests

Vilnius, Lithuania, August 10, 2020 — Belarusian authorities should refrain from assaulting and detaining journalists covering protests, and should hold police officers accountable for attacks on the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, riot police in Minsk, the capital, assaulted at least four journalists and detained at least five, according to news…

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump at dinner in Hanoi on February 27. The White House blocked four journalists from covering the event. (AFP/Saul Loeb)

White House setting wrong example at Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

Washington, D.C., February 27, 2019–The White House today barred four journalists from covering a dinner in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing “sensitivities over shouted questions,” according to news reports. The unusual move came a day after Vietnamese officials relocated the White House press corps filing center from…

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Students take an injured fellow to the hospital during clashes with unidentified assailants while they are protesting over recent fatal traffic accidents in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 4, 2018. (Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain)

Bangladesh orders Shahidul Alam held 7 days; more than a dozen journalists attacked

New York, August 6, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bangladeshi authorities to immediately halt widespread attacks on journalists covering ongoing student protests in Dhaka and to release photographer Shahidul Alam from jail.

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Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam, pictured in December 2006, is detained in Dhaka after posting a video to Facebook about student protests. (AFP/ Prakash Singh)

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam detained after post about Dhaka protests

New York, August 5, 2018–A group of men who said they were from the detective branch of Dhaka police today took Shahidul Alam, a photographer, commentator, and the founder of the Bangladeshi multimedia organization Drik and Pathshala Media Institute, from his home, hours after he posted a video to Facebook about protests in the city,…

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Bahraini newspapers feature front-page stories on the arrest of four American journalists, with one photo purportedly showing one of the journalists with hands raised while being arrested, in Manama, Bahrain, February 16, 2016. The journalists were quickly released. (AP/Hasan Jamali)

Bahrain denies accreditation to journalists

Bahrain has over the past year refused to grant accreditation to several of its own citizens who report for foreign and independent media, including those working for The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, France 24, and Monte Carlo Doualiya. It has on multiple occasions not granted media visas to foreign journalists seeking entry. One of the…

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CPJ urges Uzbek president to lift media restrictions

January 23, 2017 Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of Uzbekistan Via email: Presidents_office@press-service.uz Dear President Mirziyoyev, A month after your inauguration as Uzbekistan’s second president, we at the Committee to Protect Journalists are writing to urge you to reverse the repressive media policies of your predecessor, the late President Islam Karimov, and to dismantle damaging restrictions on…

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