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Andrew Levinson

Andrew Levinson served as CPJ's media officer from 2007 to 2010, promoting the organization's work on multiple platforms.

Press freedom in the news 12/01/08

December 1, 2008 11:41 AM ET

South Africa's Mail & Guardian has more coverage of the Mikhail Beketov case today. Beketov, an editor of a Moscow-based newspaper, was brutally beaten and left for dead more than two weeks ago and remains in a coma. The Houston Chronicle also has a story on Beketov, as well as...

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Press freedom in the news 10/29/08

October 29, 2008 12:34 PM ET

The launch of the Global Network Initiative, a set of principles outlying how Internet companies should conduct themselves in countries that stifle free speech, is making news this morning with the official Web site, Globalnetworkinitiative.org, going live today. Forbes.com, TechNewsWorld, and PCMag.com are all running stories about three major tech companies and...

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Press freedom in the news 10/27/08

October 27, 2008 12:41 PM ET

The New York Times has updated coverage of the alleged poisoning of human rights lawyer Karinna Moskakleno in France. The article reports that French authorities have declared the poisoning a result of an accident, despite the fact that Moskalenko fell ill only days before she was set to attend pre-trail...

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Press freedom in the news 10/24/08

October 24, 2008 12:36 PM ET

The deaths of two Croatian journalists, killed when a bomb exploded beneath their car Thursday in Zagreb, is getting extensive coverage across the region today....

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Press freedom in the news 10/23/08

October 23, 2008 12:43 PM ET

The Web site Wired PR News has more coverage of Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh's 20-year jail sentence for blasphemy. The story cites our October 21 alert condemning the sentence....

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Press freedom in the news 10/22/08

October 22, 2008 12:09 PM ET

Yesterday's 20-year jail sentence of Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh is getting additional coverage today....

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Press freedom in the news 10/21/08

October 21, 2008 11:05 AM ET

In the Philippines today, the news that charges have been brought against the alleged masterminds in the murder of Philippine journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat is running in many of the country's major news outlets....

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Press freedom in the news 10/17/08

October 17, 2008 11:28 AM ET

The jailing of Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Viet Chien continues to be in the news today with the legal Web site Jurist and the South Korean-based news site Digital Chosun both running stories about the two-year sentence the journalist has received....

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Press freedom in the news 10/16/08

October 16, 2008 11:07 AM ET

Coverage of the arrest and jailing of Nguyen Viet Chien, a journalist with daily Thanh Nien, for breaking news on a state corruption scandal is making news today. Taiwan's The Straits Times is running the Agence France-Presse wire story on the incident, and Radio Australia has a short news item about the jailing on...

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Press freedom in the news 10/15/08

October 15, 2008 11:05 AM ET

The attempted poisoning of Russian human rights lawyer Karinna Moskalenko, who is representing the family of Anna Politkovskaya, is the focus of a story in The New York Times this morning. The article cites our alert on the incident and raises concerns about the poisoning, which sickened Moskalenko only days...

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