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Investigative journalist shot dead at paramilitary base in India

New Delhi, November 22, 2017--Indian authorities must thoroughly investigate the shooting yesterday of Sudip Dutta Bhaumik, an investigative reporter at the Bengali-language daily Syandan Patrika, and ensure those responsible are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

CPJ urges Algeria's Prime Minister to release freelance journalist and fixer Said Chitour

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia urging him to ask that his government drop the charges against and immediately release freelance journalist and fixer Said Chitour.

Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 19, 2017

Journalists sentenced An Ankara court on November 22 sentenced Ay?enur Par?ldak, a former court reporter for the shuttered daily Zaman, seven years and six months in prison for "being a member of an armed terrorist organization," the online newspaper Diken reported....

Uganda detains newspaper editors, directors, holds them without charge

Nairobi, November 22, 2017--Ugandan authorities should immediately release eight employees of the national newspaper Red Pepper who are being held in government detention without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Blog: Ukraine arrests suspect in 2004 murder of Forbes editor Paul Klebnikov

Ukraine's state intelligence agency announced on November 18 that it had detained a man wanted by Interpol for the high-profile murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov in Russia 13 years ago. Russia's Interior Ministry on November 20 named the suspect as Magomed Dukuzov and said that Ukrainian authorities had...

Mauritanian authorities change legal code, could retry Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed

New York, November 20, 2017--Mauritanian authorities on November 16 approved an amendment to the country's penal code that could allow courts to retroactively retry freelance blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of blasphemy in 2014, and potentially re-sentence him to death, the state-owned news agency AMI and...

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Kenya's election ruling

Journalists covering the result of Kenya's contested elections should be aware of the risk of unrest and violent protests. The Supreme Court on November 20 upheld incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta's victory over opposition candidate Raila Odinga in last month's repeat election, according to The New York Times. Odinga said he...

Journalists honored for courageous reporting

International Press Freedom Awards go to imprisoned Cameroonian journalist, Mexican correspondent, Thai reporter, and Yemeni blogger New York, November 16, 2017--Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honored Wednesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as...

Two former Radio Free Asia journalists detained in Cambodia

Bangkok, November 16, 2017--Two former reporters with the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia were detained in Cambodia on November 14 on suspicion of illegally producing and disseminating news, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cambodian authorities to immediately release the pair and drop...

Guatemalan journalist imprisoned after covering protests

New York, November 17, 2017--Guatemalan authorities should immediately release community reporter Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 12, 2017

Journalists released A Turkish court on November 9 released from prison Mehmet Ça?r?, chief editor for the local radio station Dersim Munzur, during his first trial hearing in the southeastern city of Tunceli, which is also known as by the Kurdish name of Dersim, the daily Evrensel reported....

Pakistani authorities jail journalist following reports on land disputes

New York, November 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistaniauthorities to release local journalist Hafiz Husnain Raza and drop all charges against him....

Russia's RT network says it complied with US order to register as foreign agent

New York, November 13, 2017--The Russian government-funded international news network RT, formerly Russia Today, said that it complied today with a U.S. Department of Justice order for it to register as a foreign agent. Ordering foreign outlets to register could set a troubling precedent, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

Journalists jailed for two months in Myanmar over drone use

Bangkok, November 10, 2017--A Myanmar court today sentenced two foreign journalists who were on assignment for Turkey's state broadcaster, along with their interpreter and driver, to two months in prison on charges of filming with a drone without official permission, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists...

Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of November 5, 2017

Journalists arrested A Turkish court on November 9 arrested Nuh Gönülta?, a columnist for the shuttered daily Bugün, Behram K?l?ç, a sports reporter for the now-shuttered daily Zaman, and Mehmet Gündem, who formerly worked for Zaman and pro-government outlets including the state-run broadcaster TRT, according to the English-language news...

Venezuela's new "anti-hate" law seeks to silence media

New York, November 9, 2017-Venezuela's constituent assembly yesterday unanimously passed a law that mandates punishment including a prison sentence of up to 20 years for anyone who instigates hate or violence on the radio, television or via social media. The new law, the Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful...

CPJ calls on Iraqi authorities to release journalist Samir Obeid

Beirut, November 9, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to release freelance journalist and political commentator Samir Obeid immediately....

Blog: CPJ calls on UN to support resolution on human rights in Iran

CPJ, along with over 30 Iranian and international human rights organizations, has called on the U.N. General Assembly to vote in favor of a proposed resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran next week....

Gunmen, suicide bombers attack Kabul TV station

New York, November 7, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the attack on a television station today in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gunmen and suicide bombers this morning attacked Shamshad TV, a leading Pashto-language station, killing one security guard and injuring at least 20 people including television staffers, Shamshad TV's...

Venezuelan photographer goes missing following threats

Bogotá, Colombia, November 6, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the disappearance of Jesús Medina Ezaine, a Venezuelan freelance photographer who went missing on November 4....

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