CPJ blogs from Olympics
CPJ’s blog took off in August as Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz posted on the Olympics from Hong Kong. Bob covered issues from the censorship of various Web sites to the arrests of journalists covering protests. From our offices in New York, Asia consultant Kristin Jones blogged on the Chinese-language media and focused on the stories that grabbed the attention of reporters on the mainland.
The blog quickly became the second-most visited page on
our site and helped sustain media interest in
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another case, Ali al-Mashhadani was freed on August 21. He was arrested on July
29 in Baghdad by the
who has worked for Reuters and the
BBC, has been detained three times by
two days later, on August 23, Ahmed Nouri Raziak was also freed. Raziak has worked for
APTN and had been detained at his home in
Tikrit on June 4. Later that month, a
has documented several cases of Iraqi journalists held by
the hot war, which took the lives of three journalists in
CPJ helps exiled journalists find permanent safe havens
journalists, two from
CPJ lobbied the UN refugee agency and foreign embassies to push for these journalists’ resettlement and provided them with much needed financial support.
Merid Estifanos, once editor-in-chief of Satanaw, had been living
in hiding in
A Syrian journalist, who
wishes to remain anonymous for the security of his family, was also
resettled in the
Tibebu was acquitted and released in April 2007, and now lives in Virginia with his family. Feleke speaks about CPJ’s role in his release on the CPJ Blog. “CPJ gave me hope and support,” he said. “I knew organizations like CPJ were fighting for our rights when they visited us. When the authorities heard that CPJ and others were coming, they built a new cell and they moved us there.”
Feleke is one of more than 340 journalists forced into in exile whose cases CPJ has documented since 2001.