Legal Action

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Thai press club's board charged with lese majeste

July 2, 2009 3:45 PM ET

New York, July 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists rejects the politically motivated lese majeste charges filed on Tuesday by a private citizen against board members of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT). Violations of lese majeste laws are...

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In Qaddafi case, court hands down harsh judgment

June 29, 2009 5:43 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Moroccan court decision today to impose fines and damages on three independent dailies for "publicly harming" Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, above, and "injuring his dignity."...

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With press council, Sri Lanka revives a repressive tool

June 26, 2009 4:44 PM ET

There should be no doubt that the government is continuing its offensive against the media following its military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). On Wednesday, Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena confirmed what had been rumored for...

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Cambodian editor sentenced on 'disinformation' charge

June 26, 2009 3:16 PM ET

New York, June 26, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentencing today of Hang Chakra, editor-in-chief of the opposition Khmer-language daily Khmer Machas Srok, to one year in prison stemming from his reports on alleged government corruption....

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Philippine reporter faces wiretapping charges

June 25, 2009 4:44 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about pending wiretapping charges against Cecilia "Cheche" Lazaro, a well-known journalist with the broadcaster ABS-CBN. If found guilty of violating the Anti-Wiretapping Act, she faces up to six years...

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At least 13 jailed as crackdown enters second week

June 22, 2009 5:15 PM ET

New York, June 22, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to release all journalists detained in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election and to lift the onerous press restrictions that are choking information at a time...

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In Ugandan courts, important press battles

June 22, 2009 2:27 PM ET

In Uganda last week, four journalists from the leading daily Monitor filed notice that they would challenge the constitutionality of the criminal libel laws before the Supreme Court, the country's highest court, according to the newspaper's lawyer, James Nangwala. ...

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Dagestan authorities try to close independent weekly

June 17, 2009 4:48 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2009--Authorities in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan should immediately halt efforts to shut the Makhachkala-based independent weekly Chernovik and should drop extremism charges against editor Nadira Isayeva and four reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Israel sentences two to prison terms for censorship breach

June 17, 2009 12:51 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Israeli court decision to sentence two television journalists on charges of breaching the military censorship law during the offensive in Gaza in December and January....

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Group sues journalist on behalf of Moroccan royals

June 15, 2009 1:40 PM ET

New York, June 15, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by defamation charges filed against a Moroccan editor by a group that represents close relatives of King Mohammed VI. A Casablanca court has summoned the editor to appear...

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