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Alerts   |   Nigeria

Nigerian journalist arrested for news report

New York, May 3, 2016 - Nigerian authorities should drop all criminal charges against journalist Jacob Onjewu Dickson and release him without delay, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Dickson has been held in pre-trial detention on incitement charges since Friday.

Alerts   |   Egypt

Egypt police raid Journalists' Syndicate, arrest two journalists

Egyptian journalists protest the arrest of their colleagues at the General Prosecutor's office in central Cairo, April 28, 2016 (Mohammed Abdel Ghany/Reuters)

New York, May 2, 2016--Egyptian authorities should immediately release Amr Badr, Mahmoud al-Sakka, and all journalists jailed for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on Sunday raided the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, where the two were staging a sit-in protest, and arrested them, according to their employer and news reports. Today prosecutors ordered the journalists detained for 15 days of investigation on charges of "spreading false news," "endangering national security," and "organizing illegal protests," according to news reports.

May 2, 2016 4:27 PM ET

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Blog   |   Turkey

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 1

Academic and newspaper columnist Murat Belge (right) and Nobel-Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk speak to reporters after the first session of Belge's trial in Istanbul on charges of insulting the president, May 3, 2016. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Columnist on trial for insulting Erdogan
Istanbul's Anadolu 2nd Court of Penal Peace yesterday began hearing the case against Murat Belge, an academic and columnist for the daily newspaper Taraf, on charges he insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a September 12, 2015, column suggesting the president had rekindled a conflict with Kurdish rebels for electoral benefit, according to press reports. Belge denied the charges in court.

May 2, 2016 9:41 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Nepal

In Nepal, critical journalist Kanak Mani Dixit detained in corruption case

New York, April 25, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Nepal to immediately release Kanak Mani Dixit, the founding editor of the independent regional news magazine Himal Southasian. The journalist, who has reported critically on the country's civil war, has been harassed and detained previously by authorities.

April 25, 2016 6:06 PM ET

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Blog   |   Turkey

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 24

A man reads Cumhuriyet newspaper in Istanbul, January 14, 2015. The newspaper said police stopped delivery trucks from leaving the printers on that date to verify that the newspaper had not republished cartoons from the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (AP)

Erdoğan says response to "sleaze" of EU's press-freedom criticism beneath his dignity
"Providing an answer to this worthlessness and sleaze would not be very appropriate for the president of Turkey," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters in Croatia yesterday, responding to EU Parliament President Martin Shulz's criticisms of Turkey's crackdown on the press, the daily newspaper Hürriyet reported.

Alerts   |   Somalia

Staff of Somaliland newspapers face charges

Nairobi, April 22, 2016 - Authorities in Somaliland should immediately drop all legal charges against journalists for their work and ensure that they can do their jobs without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least three journalists in the semi-autonomous region are expected to stand trial on Saturday, while a reporter has been jailed for a week without charge

Case   |   Lebanon

Australian television journalists detained for two weeks in Lebanon

Four television journalists with the Australian broadcaster Channel Nine were released from a Lebanese prison on April 20, 2016, after two weeks in detention, Beirut's English-language Daily Star newspaper reported.

Alerts   |   Russia

Russian security forces raid homes of Crimean journalists

New York, April 19, 2016 -- Russian authorities should stop harassing journalists in Crimea and should allow them to do their work without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Federal Security Service (FSB) officers raided the apartments of at least seven people, including at least three journalists, in Crimea today, according to press reports.

Letters   |   Montenegro

CPJ writes to Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović on behalf of detained journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Milo Đukanović, prime minister of Montenegro, to instruct authorities to charge or release detained journalist Jovo Martinović.

April 19, 2016 12:40 PM ET

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