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2012

Alerts   |   Somalia

Somaliland: 7 journalists arrested in a week, 3 still held

President Ahmed Mohamoud Silyano pledged to improve press freedom conditions in Somaliland during his 2010 election campaign. (AP/Teresa Krug)

New York, January 13, 2012-- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent spate of arrests of independent reporters in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland

Alerts   |   Burma

In mass amnesty, nine journalists released in Burma

Burmese online journalist Nay Phone Latt is one of nine journalists released in a mass amnesty today. The journalist, 28, had been sentenced to 20 and a half years in prison. (AFP/Soe Than Win)

Bangkok, January 13, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of nine journalists who were freed as part of a mass release of at least 600 political prisoners in Burma on Friday, but calls on President Thein Sein to release reporters still being held in detention and to implement press reforms that would end the country's repressive media environment.

Alerts   |   Tunisia

Journalists still being assaulted in Tunisia

New York, January 13, 2012-- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns recent attacks on the press in Tunisia. A journalist was assaulted while covering a protest at the interior ministry Wednesday, and two female journalists were assaulted last week. 

Alerts   |   Thailand

Newspaper reporter shot, killed in Thailand

New York, January 12, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for a thorough investigation into today's killing of a newspaper reporter in the Thai city of Phuket.

Alerts   |   Syria

French reporter first foreign journalist killed in Syria

TV journalist Gilles Jacquier was killed in the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday. (Reuters)

New York, January 11, 2012--French TV journalist Gilles Jacquier was killed on Wednesday in the Syrian city of Homs, according to news reports. Jacquier is the first foreign journalist killed in Syria since the 10-month uprising began.

January 11, 2012 2:58 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Gambia

Journalist harassed for reporting farmers' complaints

Momodou Jallow (Daily News)

New York, January 10, 2012--Police in Gambia are harassing a journalist for reporting farmers' complaints against a local official accused of mismanaging public resources, according to local journalists and news reports.

January 10, 2012 5:19 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Somalia

TV journalist held without charge in Somaliland

New York, January 10, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland to explain why they have detained Royal Television correspondent Yusuf Ali since Sunday. 

January 10, 2012 4:13 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Yemen

Witnesses in Al-Ayyam case turn against prosecution

New York, January 10, 2012--Two prosecution witnesses at a trial of banned Yemeni daily Al-Ayyam last month testified in favor of the defense, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after reviewing court documents.

January 10, 2012 3:31 PM ET

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Alerts   |   China

Online writer imprisoned in China

Chinese online critic Chen Xi was sentenced to 10 months in prison in December. (Reuters)

New York, January 9, 2012--A 10-year prison term given to online critic Chen Xi last month is the latest severe sentence targeting dissenters in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

January 9, 2012 4:02 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Belarus

Independent reporter jailed in Belarus

New York, January 9, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's prison sentence in Minsk of independent journalist Aleksandr Borozenko, who reported on a one-person vigil this weekend for the Poland-based satellite broadcaster Belsat.

January 9, 2012 3:40 PM ET

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