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Prominent journalist dies in targeted killing in Pakistan

May 31, 2011 5:38 PM ET

New York, May 31, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed and angered by the targeted killing of senior Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistan bureau chief of the Asia Times online website. Shahzad, considered an expert on Al-Qaeda...

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Mission Journal: CPJ tackles impunity in Pakistan

May 6, 2011 1:46 PM ET

After months of planning and preparation, our CPJ team had assembled in Islamabad with an ambitious plan. On May 3, we had a meeting scheduled with President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss the country's failure to investigate the killings of...

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Pakistan vows to pursue justice in journalist murders

May 3, 2011 12:17 PM ET

Islamabad, Pakistan, May 3, 2011--Pakistan's president committed to pursue justice for journalists killed in the line of duty, pledging to take steps to reverse the country's rising record of impunity. A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met...

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Flawed, but important: The Danny Pearl case revisited

January 20, 2011 10:56 AM ET

It's good to see that not everyone has forgotten about the Danny Pearl case. The Pearl Project, a three-year investigation carried out by a team of American journalists and students at Georgetown University says that the Pakistani government's conviction...

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Press freedom has a good day: WPFD, the Daniel Pearl Act

May 4, 2010 12:47 PM ET

Yesterday was a good one for press freedom. “The United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a statement. “Wherever independent media are under threat, accountable governance and human freedom are undermined.”...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: United States

February 16, 2010 12:09 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Authorities hold Iraqi journalist without charge or due process. • Obama, Congress send encouraging messages on press freedom Key Statistic 10: Days that U.S. immigration officials detained a VOA reporter during a visa...

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CPJ staff blogs about record death toll

December 17, 2009 3:56 PM ET

CPJ staffers blogged around the Web today, touching on various issues from our 2009 census of journalists killed. Deputy Director Robert Mahoney has a piece contextualizing the numbers on The Huffington Post; Washington Representative Frank Smyth blogged for The Hill about the...

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International press decries attack on Rosenberg

November 16, 2009 5:14 PM ET

Twenty-one international news editors have signed on to a letter to the Pakistan government today. It was addressed to Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira and was drafted by Islamabad’s foreign correspondent community. They were concerned about an...

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It's an honor

October 6, 2009 12:33 PM ET

Yesterday, CPJ received the Thomas J. Dodd Prize for International Justice and Human Rights at an outdoor ceremony at the University of Connecticut. It was one of those perfect, crisp fall mornings in New England with a strong wind...

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CPJ Impact

September 21, 2009 11:59 AM ET

September 2009  News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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