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TV anchor stabbed to death outside his Kabul home

September 7, 2010 6:25 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--A well-known TV anchor was found stabbed to death outside his home in Kabul on Sunday, according to international news reports. Sayed Hamid Noori worked for the state network Radio Television Afghanistan and was active in the National Union of Afghan Journalists. In 2004, he served as...

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Journalist, media worker dead in Quetta attack

September 7, 2010 5:38 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the deaths of a cameraman and media support worker who suffered fatal injuries during violence on Friday in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province. ...

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Kidnapped Japanese freelancer released in Afghanistan

September 7, 2010 4:29 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the weekend release of Japanese freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, who spent more than five months in captivity in Afghanistan. Tsuneoka's kidnappers released him to the Japanese Embassy on Saturday night and he returned to Japan on Monday, according to...

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Malaysia power firm can't take joke, prosecutes blogger

September 2, 2010 2:15 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Kuala Lumpur to drop a criminal charge against blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman. He was charged today with "intent to hurt" in connection with a satirical entry on his blog, nose4news, that made fun of Malaysia's state-run...

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Indonesian TV journalist killed covering clashes

August 24, 2010 3:59 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on police in the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku today to thoroughly investigate Saturday's death of journalist Ridwan Salamun, who was killed while covering violent clashes between local villagers. ...

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CPJ meets Philippine officials, urges anti-impunity policies

August 24, 2010 10:45 AM ET

Manila, August 24, 2010--Nine months after the killing of 32 journalists and media workers in the southern Philippines, a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met today with justice officials in Manila and called on the government of President Benigno Aquino to address pervasive impunity in the recurring murders...

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Editor, journalist jailed for contempt in Bangladesh

August 20, 2010 2:21 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2010--Bangladesh's Supreme Court should review and overturn jail terms and fines it gave to three journalists from a pro-opposition daily Thursday for contempt of court, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Trial date set in Philippines massacre of 57

August 17, 2010 1:27 PM ET

Manila, August 17, 2010--The opening trial date for 17 men accused of murder and other crimes in the killing of 57 people--32 of them journalists or media workers--in southern Philippines in November 2009 has been set for September 1. Quezon City Regional Trial Court Justice Jocelyn Solis-Reyes set the date in...

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CPJ, partner groups urge UNESCO to pull Obiang prize

August 12, 2010 9:19 AM ET

New York, August 12, 2010--The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization should cancel the Obiang prize at its next session in October 2010, the Committee to Protect Journalists and 95 partner groups said in a letter to UNESCO Executive Board members today....

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Pakistani TV stations remain off the air during floods

August 10, 2010 6:14 PM ET

New York, August 10, 2010--Pakistan's major news broadcasters ARY TV and GEO TV are off the air in Karachi and Sindh province for a third day since supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of President Asif Ali Zardari have reportedly severed cable connections of the distributors that carry them. Demonstrations at the...

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