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The 'new' Syrian media law is nothing new

September 7, 2011 12:46 PM ET

On August 28, President Bashar al-Assad approved a new media law that purportedly upholds freedom of expression and bans the arrest of journalists. Yet less than a week later, on Saturday, a Syrian journalist and contributor to the pan-Arab...

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Confrontation, repression in Correa's Ecuador

September 1, 2011 9:12 AM ET

Rafael Correa's administration has led Ecuador into a new era of widespread repression by pre-empting private news broadcasts, enacting restrictive legal measures, smearing critics, and filing debilitating defamation lawsuits. A CPJ special report by Carlos Lauría...

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Venezuelan weekly reopens, executives still charged

August 30, 2011 4:09 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by ongoing criminal cases against two executives from the Venezuelan newspaper 6to Poder, but welcomes a judge's decision to allow the weekly to resume publishing. The paper's owner and...

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Omani judiciary attempts to silence newspaper before trial

August 25, 2011 5:42 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2011--Charges against prominent Omani journalist and filmmaker Youssef al-Haj should be dropped immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  Al-Haj's trial over an article he wrote that allegedly accused the Ministry of Justice of corruption...

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Venezuelan newspaper shut, executives charged

August 24, 2011 5:17 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the closure of the Venezuelan newspaper 6to Poder after a judge ruled on Monday that the weekly cease distribution. The newspaper's owner and a top executive were charged with incitement...

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Chinese TV producer suspended for crash reportage

August 2, 2011 4:11 PM ET

New York, August 2, 2011--The suspension of a state television producer for his coverage of last week's fatal train crash sends a disturbing message to Chinese media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Information authorities intensified media restrictions at the end...

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Editor faces anti-royal charges in Thailand

July 28, 2011 2:12 PM ET

Bangkok, July 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by the anti-royal charges filed against Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a political activist and former editor-in-chief of the Voice of Taksin and Red Power partisan newsmagazines....

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Mission Journal: Media under growing pressure in Turkey

July 27, 2011 10:40 AM ET

Turkey is awash in media. The newsstands of Istanbul are buried under some 35 dailies of every format and political stripe. The airwaves are thick with TV channels and Internet penetration is tracking an economy growing at Chinese speed....

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Australian editor convicted, released in Burma

July 1, 2011 2:57 PM ET

Bangkok, July 1, 2011--Ross Dunkley, founder and editor of the Myanmar Times newspaper, was convicted of assault and set free for time already spent in detention by a Burmese court on Thursday. ...

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A legal attack accompanies assault on Pakistani journalists

June 24, 2011 4:26 PM ET

Concerned that so many Pakistani journalists have been threatened, abducted, killed, or beaten recently? So are they. When I was in Karachi and Islamabad in late April and early May, I found that they are starting to take steps to...

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