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Beirut, January 17, 2018--Authorities should immediately release two journalists from the independent news website Jfranews who have been charged under Jordan's Press and Publication Law and Cybercrime Law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. An Amman prosecutor yesterday ordered ...
When it comes to the Committee to Protect Journalists' Press oppressor Awards and the prize for Tightest Grip on the Media, Trump isn't in the same league as the winner, Chinese President Xi Jinping, or the runner up, Russian president Vladimir Putin. (Although some have noted that Trump has called ...

Bangkok, January 16, 2018--The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission's order yesterday to revoke the registration of news website Rappler represents a clear and immediate danger to press freedom in The Philippines, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Philippine Securities ...
7, a year after delivering an impassioned speech that would go viral and create a windfall of donations for the organization that she name-checked, the Committee to Protect Journalists. (About that windfall: In 2016, 2,031 individuals gave the CPJ a total of $977,845, and in 2017, 12,671 individuals gave ...
The US president was given the award for threatening to "open-up" libel laws, sue news outlets and subject broadcast licenses to review. He has also posted approximately 1,000 tweets that have been critical of the press since he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015.
Donald Trump may have delayed his own "MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR," but in the meantime he's picked up a coveted prize himself: the Committee to Protect Journalists' Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom award. The CPJ announced its own ...

The Committee to Protect Journalists named President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper ...
New York, January 5, 2018 -- Saudi Arabian authorities must immediately release Saleh al-Shehi from detention and stop arresting journalists who criticize the country's government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Saudi security forces arrested al-Shehi, a columnist for the Saudi Arabian ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists tweeted that it would be holding "The Global Press oppressors Awards" next week at the same time as President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to ...
Nairobi, January 4, 2017--Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel and owns a local radio station, City FM, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities ...
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 ...
New York, December 21, 2017--Russian authorities should investigate today's violent attack on independent journalist Vyacheslav Prudnikov, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Prudnikov, who contributes to the independent regional news website Kavkazsky ...
Globally, at least 42 journalists were killed in the line of duty from January 1 to December 15, 2017, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. The figure compares with at least 48 killed in the whole of 2016. CPJ is investigating the killing of another 20 journalists in 2017, but so far has not been able to ...
Bangkok, December 13, 2017--Two Reuters reporters were arrested on Tuesday evening by police in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon, Reuters and other news outlets reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the reporters' immediate and unconditional release. government ...
New Delhi, December 12, 2017-- Authorities in India's Jammu and Kashmir state must immediately release French documentary filmmaker Comiti Paul Edwards from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. state police arrested Edwards on December 9, 2017, in the city of Srinagar while ...
For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world's worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser.
Donald Trump, who last week tried to ban a book that criticized his presidency, is busy preparing for his next assaults on the practitioners of the First Amendment that he so casually disregards. The president, who seems to be determined to make Richard Nixon look like a champion of press freedom, ...

New Delhi, December 6, 2017--Authorities in India's Uttar Pradesh state must identify the motive in the shooting death of Naveen Gupta, a stringer for the Hindi-language Hindustan newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on November 30 shot Gupta dead in the ...
According to our fellow press freedom advocacy group Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 48 journalists have been killed in other countries around the world thus far in 2017. It is our belief that at the least, T-Shirts or any other items bearing such words simply inflame the passions of those who either ...
Bangkok, November 30, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Vietnamese appeals court's decision today to uphold a 10-year prison sentence against blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, widely known as "Me Nam" or "Mother Mushroom." During a one-day trial in June, a Vietnamese ...
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.
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. Local police on November 11 arrested Xitumul, a reporter with the independent digital ...
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 ...
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 imprisonment, threats, and exile. The families of two ...
Punjab Province police arrested Husnain Raza on April 25, 2016. Authorities charged him with disturbing public peace and tranquility and ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists named Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba as one of four winners of its prestigious 2017 International ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentencing and calls on Myanmar's authorities to release the reporting team immediately.
Beirut, November 9, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to release freelance journalist and political ...
New York, November 7, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the attack on a television station today in Kabul, ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Myanmar authorities to immediately release the reporting team and drop all charges ...
... all charges against Juda Allahondoum, publisher of the weekly Le Visionnaire newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Washington, D.C., October 25, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the decision by Chinese authorities to bar at least ...
Turkish authorities on Saturday released three journalists who they detained last week during house raids that targeted leftist and pro-Kurdish ...
... prison and drop all charges against him and al-Tayar columnist Mohamed Zine al-Abidine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Beirut, October 19, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to stop harassing Palestinian media and to ...
New York, October 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ecuadoran authorities to ensure the safety of television ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom advocacy organization, writes to thank you and your staff for meeting with ...
Courtney C. Radsch, PhD, is the advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists and the author of Cyberactivism and citizen ...
Cotonou, October 12, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cameroonian authorities to immediately halt the prosecution ...
... and credible investigation into the murder of photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
New York, October 5, 2017--Armed men dressed as police officers this morning abducted local photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro ...
New York, October 5, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Uzbek authorities to immediately release journalist ...
... to travel to the country, and allow all journalists to report freely on matters of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
... to kill journalists for critical coverage of the government and take steps to ensure the journalists' security, the Committee to Protect Journalists ...
New York, September 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ukrainian authorities to release Uzbek journalist ...
Nairobi, September 27, 2017--Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Adan Dirir, the Committee to Protect Journalists ...
Taipei, September 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release journalist Ding Lingjie ...
In 2014, Cameroon enacted a broad anti-terror law as part of its effort to counter the extremist group Boko Haram, but authorities are using it to ...
New York, December 6, 2017--Sudanese authorities should stop confiscating newspapers and drop draft laws that would further curtail press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Over the past nine days, agents from Sudan's National intelligence and Security Services (NISS) have ...
Ordering foreign outlets to register could set a troubling precedent, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. RT said in a statement on its ...


 

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