The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Egypt, El Salvador, India, and Turkey with its 2016 International Press Freedom Awards. Mahmoud "Shawkan" Abou Zeid, Óscar Martínez, Malini Subramaniam, and Can Dündar face threats, legal action, or imprisonment. CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour will be recognized for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.
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Reporter arraigned on terrorism charges for having app on phone
A court in the southern Turkish city of Isparta on September 24 arraigned Ramazan Alkan, a reporter for the pro-government, Islamist daily Yeni Akit on terrorism charges for having an app on his phone authorities believe followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen use to communicate with each other in secret, his employer reported today. The Turkish government accuses Gülen of leading a terrorist organization and "parallel state structure" within Turkey that it blames for a July 15 failed military coup. Gülen denies any role in the attempted coup.
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Committee to Protect Journalists and Freedom House is holding a session on "Combatting Corruption in Closing Spaces: Implications for Governance," at the World Bank/IMF 2016 Annual Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF). The event is schedule for October 6, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
Or click here to see the full petition, and join leading journalists like Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the AP Kathleen Carroll, and Arianna Huffington in signing on.