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[MAP] Internet Censorship 2021: A Global Map of Internet Restrictions

[MAP] Internet Censorship 2021: A Global Map of Internet Restrictions

Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population (4.66 billion people) uses the internet. It’s our source of instant information, entertainment,…
CPJ congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

CPJ congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

The Committee to Protect Journalists congratulates journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who were awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize…
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…
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