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CPJ urges Uzbek president to lift media restrictions

January 23, 2017 12:07 PM ET

January 23, 2017 Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of Uzbekistan Via email: [email protected] 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...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 27

November 28, 2016 12:04 PM ET

Wire reporter releasedPolice in southeastern Mardin province today released Fethi Balaman, the leftist daily newspaper Evrensel reported. Police on November 29 detained the former reporter for the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency, which the government on October 31 ordered closed...

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Almigdad Mojalli

January 17, 2016 4:45 PM ET

Almigdad Mojalli, a Yemeni freelance journalist, was killed by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike outside the capital of Sanaa on the morning of January 17, 2016, while on assignment for Voice of America, the outlet reported....

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Silence in Burundi as violence forces independent press into exile

August 26, 2015 5:45 PM ET

On June 24, a grenade was thrown through the window of Voice of America correspondent Diane Nininahazwe's home. It was one of three cases CPJ has documented in recent months where grenades were thrown into the homes of journalists...

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South Sudanese authorities silence three media outlets

August 5, 2015 2:12 PM ET

Nairobi, August 5, 2015--Authorities in South Sudan have shut down three independent media outlets in the past five days, according to news reports and the outlets' editors. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the closures, which come as international...

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Burundi security agents attack journalist covering murder of top general

August 3, 2015 1:58 PM ET

Nairobi, August 3, 2015--Burundi security forces detained and beat a journalist on Sunday while he was covering the assassination of a top general in the capital, Bujumbura, according to news reports and the journalist. The Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Burundi reporter says grenade thrown at home

June 25, 2015 4:53 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2015 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about growing violence against journalists in Burundi and calls on the authorities to investigate all attacks and protect media workers....

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Supporting journalists at risk: Syrian reporter Rifaie Tammas

February 25, 2015 4:12 PM ET

In its new series, "Supporting journalists at risk," CPJ profiles journalists who have been in dire situations as a result of persecution for their work. CPJ's Journalist Assistance program has helped these journalists, and hundreds of others, through a combination...

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In Somalia, Puntland authorities detain radio journalist

August 7, 2014 12:29 PM ET

On August 6, 2014, police in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland detained Fatima Yusuf, a reporter for the private broadcaster Radio Daljir, according to local journalists and news reports. Police raided Fatima's hotel room in Puntland's capital, Garowe, and...

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Freelance journalist in hiding over reports on South Sudan

August 6, 2014 4:03 PM ET

Nairobi, August 6, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in South Sudan to ensure the safety of a freelance journalist who has been in hiding since late July. Abraham Agoth told CPJ that he fled his home in...

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