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Venezuela's Maiquetia airport as seen on July 27, 2017. A Dutch freelance reporter was recently detained and interrogated there, and was sent back to the United States.

Venezuela denies entry to Danish freelance reporter

On January 9, 2019, Venezuelan security agents detained Danish freelance reporter Kristoffer Toft when he tried to enter the country on a tourist visa at Maiquetía airport in La Guaira, in northern Venezuela, the reporter told the Committee to Protect Journalists. Officials interrogated Toft and conducted a Google search of his name before denying him…

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Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz march toward the airport to welcome former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in Lahore, Pakistan, on July 13, 2018. Pakistani police arrested and beat a Norwegian TV reporter covering a Sharif rally in Gujrat on July 13. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

Pakistani police arrest, beat Norwegian TV reporter covering political rally

New York, July 17, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to allow journalists to carry out their work without fear of reprisal. Journalist Kadafi Zaman, a reporter for Norway’s TV 2, told CPJ he was arrested and beaten by police while covering a political rally on July 13 in Gujrat city,…

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán addresses supporters in Budapest after partial results of the country's parliamentary elections are announced on April 8, 2018. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

Independent journalists in Hungary brace for tough times in next Orbán term

As Hungary’s new Parliament holds its first session, where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is due to form his third consecutive government after a landslide re-election a month ago, journalists critical of his power will closely monitor his words for hints of what awaits them in the next four years.

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In Russia, media regulator uses warnings to restrict the press

In January, Russia’s state media regulator Roskomnadzor issued warnings to six news outlets that published cartoons from French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Roskomnadzor said the cartoons were “insulting the religious feelings of Muslims and inciting religious hatred,” and that the outlets had broken laws on media and extremism, Russian news agency Tass reported.

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