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Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri, surrounding states

January 18, 2018 12:56 PM ET

Journalists tell international delegation of hostility, restricted access...

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India charges photojournalist arrested in Kashmir in September with sedition, other crimes

January 18, 2018 12:39 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2018--India's National Investigation Agency today charged photojournalist Kamran Yousuf with criminal conspiracy, attempting to wage war against India, and sedition, according to news reports. Authorities charged Yousuf alongside 12 others accused of anti-state activities, reports said. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir...

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Guatemala arrests lawmaker accused of plotting 2 journalists' murders

January 16, 2018 4:40 PM ET

New York, January 16, 2018--The arrest of a lawmaker accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 is an important step against impunity in Guatemala, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Guatemalan authorities arrested Congressman Julio Juárez Ramírez, who allegedly ordered the attack that killed Danilo...

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Philippines revokes registration of news website Rappler

January 15, 2018 10:25 AM ET

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an order by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the certificate of incorporation of the critical news website Rappler, which effectively required it to close down....

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Azerbaijani court sentences local journalist to six years in prison

January 12, 2018 1:54 PM ET

New York, January 12, 2018--A district court in Azerbaijan today convicted veteran investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli on charges of illegally crossing the border, resisting police arrest, and contraband, and sentenced him to six years in prison, media reported....

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International press freedom groups to visit U.S. on unprecedented mission

January 11, 2018 3:22 PM ET

Trip comes amid concern about climate for media in US Washington, D.C., January 10, 2018--CPJ and IFEX will lead a delegation of global press freedom groups on an unprecedented mission to the United States, reflecting concerns about threats to journalists and heightened anti-press rhetoric. The mission will coincide with the...

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Appeal hearing for Niger journalist postponed

January 9, 2018 1:52 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2018--An appeals court in Niger's capital, Niamey, yesterday postponed a hearing for Baba Alpha until March 12, the broadcast journalist's lawyer, Amadou Boubacar Mossi, told CPJ. Alpha, a reporter for the privately owned radio and television news agency Bonferey, is serving a two-year sentence for...

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CPJ recognizes global Press Oppressors amid Trump's fake news awards

January 8, 2018 5:01 PM ET

Acknowledging world leaders who attack and restrict press New York, January 8, 2018--As U.S. President Donald Trump announces his "Fake Media" awards, the Committee to Protect Journalists names its global Press Oppressors--world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics. The list features leaders...

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Myanmar must free Reuters journalists, drop investigation

January 8, 2018 10:45 AM ET

Washington, D.C., January 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Myanmar authorities to cease all legal proceedings and release from jail two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, whose work involved reporting on conflict-ridden Rakhine state. The two were arrested December 12 on suspicions of...

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At least one journalist killed in Kabul attack

December 28, 2017 12:04 PM ET

New York, December 28, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned an attack today on a Shiite cultural center and office of the news agency Afghan Voice, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least one journalist was killed and four media workers were injured in the attack, which killed more than 40...

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