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Kazakhstan court sentences journalist to jail over reports on bank

New York, May 23, 2016--A Kazakhstan court today convicted and sentenced Guzyal Baydalinova, the editor of the independent news website Nakanune, to a year and a half in prison for deliberately distributing false information, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the verdict and calls for Baydalinova's immediate release.

May 23, 2016 6:25 PM ET

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Alerts   |   China

Chinese blogger detained for 'provoking trouble'

New York, May 23, 2016 - Chinese authorities should immediately release blogger and commentator Wei Manyi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police have detained the blogger for almost a week on suspicion of "provoking trouble."

May 23, 2016 4:28 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Colombia

Journalist Missing in Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia, May 23, 2016 - Salud Hernández-Mora, a Colombian-Spanish journalist who was reporting on human rights violations and the illegal drug trade in northern Colombia, has been missing since Saturday and may have been abducted, according to her employer and the Spanish and the Colombian governments.

May 23, 2016 3:34 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

BBC censored during Obama's visit to Vietnam

Bangkok, May 23, 2016 - Authorities in Vietnam ordered a British Broadcasting Corporation team to stop reporting on U.S. President Barack Obama's three-day visit to the country, the BBC reported today. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the censorship and called on Vietnam to stop harassing journalists.

May 23, 2016 11:57 AM ET

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Alerts   |   China

Chinese writer Tie Liu disappears from his home

New York, May 20, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Chinese writer Huang Zerong, and today called on Chinese police to disclose whether they have him in custody, and why. The 82-year-old writer disappeared from his home last week, according to his wife and press reports.

May 20, 2016 11:34 AM ET

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Alerts   |   India

India jails reporter for accusing government of discriminating against Muslims

New York, May 18, 2016 -- Indian authorities should immediately release Pushp Sharma, who is being held in pretrial detention for alleged forgery and incitement, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

May 18, 2016 5:32 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Turkey

Turkish High Court denies journalist's petition for release from pretrial detention

Istanbul, May 18, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision made Tuesday by Turkey's Constitutional Court to reject a petition for release by journalist Mehmet Baransu, who has been held in pretrial detention since March 2015 on charges of obtaining classified documents.

Alerts   |   Syria

Syrian journalist survives targeting by rebel group

New York, May 18, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a rebel group's attempted assassination of a Syrian journalist working for state media in Aleppo. The May 14 attack, the latest example of armed groups on all sides of the conflict targeting journalists, left four journalists and media workers seriously injured.

May 18, 2016 11:34 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexican reporter killed in Veracruz

New York, May 17, 2016 - Mexican authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Manuel Santiago Torres González, who was shot to death on Saturday in the city of Poza Rica, in the eastern coastal state of Veracruz, and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

May 17, 2016 6:02 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Egypt

Journalist covering protests in Egypt jailed for two years

Washington, May 16, 2016--A criminal court in Cairo sentenced Ali Abdeen, a photographer for the news website El-Fagr, to two years in jail, according to his outlet. Abdeen, who was sentenced on May 14 alongside 50 others, was convicted of inciting illegal protests, obstructing traffic, and publishing false news, according to news reports and the local press freedom group, Journalists Against Torture Observatory.

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