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Journalists receive death threats in Mexican state of Quintana Roo

New York, July 21, 2017--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must undertake a swift and credible investigation into threats against two journalists and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 19, banners containing threatening messages, known as "narcomantas," were left in...

Editor of Morocco news website arrested on way to cover Rif protests

New York, July 21, 2017--Moroccan authorities should immediately release Badil Editor-in-Chief Hamid al-Mahdaoui, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested al-Mahdaoui yesterday as he traveled to the Rif area of northern Morocco to cover protests, according to one of the journalist's colleagues and news reports....

Blog: CPJ and rights groups call on President Poroshenko to prioritize Pavel Sheremet murder case

CPJ today joined seven other media rights organizations-- all part of the Council of Europe's Platform to protect journalism and promote the safety of journalists--in signing a joint letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The letter calls on the president to ensure an effective investigation into the murder of...

South Sudan authorities block access to at least four media websites

New York, July 19, 2017 -- South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Two journalists injured as Israeli police break up Jerusalem protest

New York, July 20, 2017--Israeli authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests and unrest safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists were injured on July 18 as police broke up protests in Jerusalem, the local press freedom group Palestinian Center for Development and...

Russian independent journalist Yulia Latynina attacked

New York, July 20, 2017 -- Russian authorities should investigate an attack on prominent independent journalist and columnist Yulia Latynina, bring those responsible to justice, and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the early hours yesterday, unknown assailants sprayed a foul-smelling substance through an open...

Azerbaijan court sentences blogger to three years in jail

New York, July 20, 2017--A Baku court today convicted Russian-Israeli blogger Aleksandr Lapshin to three years in jail for illegally crossing the state border, international and Azerbaijani media reported. The charges are related to three trips that Lapshin made between April 2011 and June 2016 to the disputed region...

Blog: Q&A: Indian editor explains how threat of legal action is used to silence journalists

On July 5, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of the Economic and Political Weekly, and his colleagues Advait Rao Palepu and Shinzani Jain, received a notice from Thaker and co., a law firm representing Adani Power Ltd, that threatened legal action over a story published the month before....

Russian journalist warned by anonymous text messages to stop reporting

New York, July 18, 2017--Russian authorities should investigate threatening messages that business reporter Rinat Sagdiyev said he has received, and ensure the journalist's safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

South Sudan detains director of public broadcaster for more than a week

Nairobi, July 18, 2017--South Sudanese authorities should immediately release Adil Faris Mayat, the director of the country's public broadcaster, South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. National Security Service agents arrested Mayat in Juba on July 10, according to media reports....

CPJ announces 2017 International Press Freedom Award winners

New York, July 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen with its 2017 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists have faced government harassment, death threats, or imprisonment in their pursuit of the truth. CPJ is also honoring PBS journalist Judy Woodruff with...

Blog: Memory of Mexico's investigative reporter Javier Valdez will live on through his work

Two months have passed since Javier Valdez Cárdenas, the Mexican investigative reporter and recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, was murdered. The grief over his killing in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state, has left many looking for answers as to why the investigation into his murder appears...

Nigerian court orders journalist facing false reporting charge to be detained

New York, July 17, 2017--Nigerian authorities should drop all charges against Luka Binniyat and release the journalist from jail immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A judge ordered the journalist to be detained on charges of "breach of public peace" and false reporting over an article he wrote...

Russia-backed separatists holding Ukrainian journalist, accuse him of espionage

New York, July 17, 2017--Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine's east should immediately release Donetsk-based journalist Stanyslav Aseyev, who has been detained by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Show More Summary

Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 16, 2017

News editor detained over column criticizing coup anniversary Police on July 15 detained Yeliz Koray, news editor for Kocaeli Koz, a local daily in Turkey's northwestern province Kocaeli, after receiving an anonymous complaint over a column she wrote for the newspaper, her employer reported. The complaint claimed that the...

Online defamation law amendments fall short in Myanmar

Bangkok, July 17, 2017--A ministerial proposal to amend Myanmar's 2013 Telecommunications Law falls short of the changes needed to guarantee press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The statute has been repeatedly abused to stifle online speech and jail journalists, CPJ has found....

Security forces raid Ukrainian media group

New York, July 14, 2017--Ukrainian authorities should cease harassing journalists and employees of the Vesti media company, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. National police and military prosecutors today raided the Kiev office of Media Holding Vesti, which includes Radio Vesti, the daily newspaper Vesti, and the news...

Israeli army raids Palestinian TV station office in West Bank

New York, July 14, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Israeli soldiers' raid of the office of Al-Quds TV and that of its affiliate Ram Sat in the West Bank city of Hebron....

Blog: It's too late for Liu Xiaobo but China could show a little kindness to other jailed journalists

I have no pity for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who dug himself into a deep public relations hole with the unnecessarily cruel treatment of China's Nobel Laureate and political dissident, who died this week. Liu died of liver cancer in a Chinese hospital, after receiving medical parole in June...

Blog: Media in exile? Think again

Freedom is like air or water: something you appreciate only when it's gone. Freedom for Turkish journalists was never as abundant as air or water--but nor was it ever as scarce as it has become in the last year....

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