Posts Tagged “Committee to Protect Journalists”

Journalists under assault in Syria

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Journalists under assault in Syria

Journalists under assault in Syria At least 70 Syrian journalists trapped in southwestern Syria The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about dozens of Syrian journalists and media workers trapped in the southwestern Syrian provinces of Daraa and Quneitra. At least 70 journalists and media workers are caught in Quneitra between advancing forces aligned…

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CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news

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CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news

CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against a group of journalists held in pretrial detention for false news and release the journalists immediately. Cairo’s national security prosecutor on July 4 charged at least…

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Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation

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Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation

Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation 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 confiscated all copies of…

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Sudan jails al-Tayar journalist over article alleging corruption in president’s family

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Sudan jails al-Tayar journalist over article alleging corruption in president’s family

Sudan jails al-Tayar journalist over article alleging corruption in president’s family Sudanese authorities should immediately release al-Tayar Editor-in-Chief Osman Mirgani from prison and drop all charges against him and al-Tayar columnist Mohamed Zine al-Abidine, the Committee to Protect journalists said today. A Sudanese criminal court today sentenced Mirgani to six months in jail for “violating…

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

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CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world

CPJ: Record 259 journalists jailed around the world A total of 259 journalists are currently in jails in 31 countries, including 53 jailed in the Middle East. The report from the Committee to Protect Journalists notes that Turkey has the largest number of jailed journalists, 81, followed by China, with 38. Despite political criticism of Russia, that…

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