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Jailed media executive faces 2,500 years in match-fixing ‘conspiracy’ trial

Jailed media executive faces 2,500 years in match-fixing ‘conspiracy’ trial

Turkish prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of up to 2,445 years for Hidayet Karaca, former chief executive of the…
Belarus police detain and fine at least 16 journalists over protest coverage, ties to foreign news outlets

Belarus police detain and fine at least 16 journalists over protest coverage, ties to foreign news outlets

Belarusian authorities should immediately release journalist Andrzej Poczobut, and stop detaining and fining members of the press, the Committee to…
95 Turkish journalists appeared before a judge in March, report reveals

95 Turkish journalists appeared before a judge in March, report reveals

As Turkey continues to be among the top jailers of journalists in the world, a total of 95 journalists appeared…
Anonymous Telegram channel publishes financial information of Russian journalist Elena Solovyova

Anonymous Telegram channel publishes financial information of Russian journalist Elena Solovyova

Russian authorities should investigate the nonconsensual release of journalist Elena Solovyova’s financial information online and ensure that the perpetrators are…
Turkish police arrest Mezopotamya News Agency journalist Mehmet Aslan

Turkish police arrest Mezopotamya News Agency journalist Mehmet Aslan

Turkish authorities should immediately release journalist Mehmet Aslan and cease harassing staffers of the Mezopotamya News Agency, the Committee to…
Killings of journalists rise as reprisal murders more than double in 2020

Killings of journalists rise as reprisal murders more than double in 2020

The number of journalists singled out for murder in reprisal for their work more than doubled this year, leading to…
Iran executes French-based dissident journalist captured last year

Iran executes French-based dissident journalist captured last year

Iran said on Tuesday its Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence of Zam, who was captured in 2019 after…
Journalist Yunus Erdogdu received death threats from unknown persons

Journalist Yunus Erdogdu received death threats from unknown persons

Yunus Erdogdu, a journalist who published an article about Turkey’s arms trade in the Middle East and in other countries…
PEN Ukraine sends a letter of solidarity to Osman Kavala

PEN Ukraine sends a letter of solidarity to Osman Kavala

PEN Ukraine President and novelist Andriy Kurkov has addressed a letter of solidarity to arrested businessperson and rights defender Osman…
Doubts over investigation plague Pavel Sheremet trial as Ukraine journalists cite continued fear

Doubts over investigation plague Pavel Sheremet trial as Ukraine journalists cite continued fear

It has been more than four years and two months since a powerful car bomb killed journalist Pavel Sheremet in…
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