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Ethiopian journalist jailed without charge since September

New York, October 29, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls upon authorities in Ethiopia’s northeastern region of Afar to release a journalist who has been held without charge since September 11.

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Gabon: Civil damages are not a tool for punishment

New York, October 29, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Gabonese authorities to free a journalist who was jailed on Tuesday for failing to pay exorbitant damages stemming from a 2004 civil libel suit.

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Another blogger arrested in Vietnam crackdown

Bangkok, October 28, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest and detention of Vietnamese blogger Le Nguyen Huong Tra. Her arrest is the latest episode in a mounting crackdown on bloggers leading up to a crucial Communist Party congress scheduled for January 2011.

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Journalists in Pakistan remain under threat

New York, October 25, 2010–Pakistan must take immediate steps to rein in police and government agencies that threaten reporters. Two cases in recent days–those of journalists Hafiz Imran and Umar Cheema–demonstrate how reporting on stories that are critical of the authorities can bring officials’ wrath down on reporters.

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A wave of media suppression in Vietnam

New York, October 22, 2010–CPJ is concerned by Vietnamese authorities’ recent crackdown against several bloggers and one print journalist.

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Swaziland prime minister threatens to censor columnists

New York, October 22, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a recent statement from Swaziland’s Prime Minister, Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, announcing his intention to create a law requiring newspaper columnists to seek permission before they write critically about the government.

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In Angola, radio commentator injured in stabbing

New York, October 22, 2010–A popular Angolan radio commentator, whose satirical broadcasts have been critical of the government, was injured in a stabbing this morning in the capital city of Luanda, according to local journalists and news reports.

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Burmese editor sentenced to 13 years in prison

Bangkok, October 22, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the 13-year prison sentence handed down last week by a Burmese court to Nyi Nyi Tun, editor of the Kandarawaddy news publication.

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Tunisia must release ailing journalist on hunger strike

New York, October 21, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the health of imprisoned Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous. We call upon the Tunisian government to release him immediately.

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A grenade blew through the roof of Horseed FM's office in Bossasso. (Horseed FM)

Attackers lob grenade at Puntland radio station

New York, October 19, 2010–A pair of assailants lobbed a grenade Monday evening at Horseed FM, a private radio station broadcasting from the port city of Bossasso, the economic capital of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region, according to local reports. After the grenade exploded, one of the attackers began shooting at an adjacent café, Horseed Managing…

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