Legal Action

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Zimbabwe media lawyer free a day after arrest

May 15, 2009 4:40 PM ET

We welcome good news from Zimbabwe today as authorities released Alec Muchadehama, one of many lawyers working in defense of persecuted journalists in that country....

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Editors detained, special press court established in Yemen

May 12, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an ongoing campaign to suppress independent journalism in Yemen and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to immediately bring it to a halt and order the release of two detained bloggers....

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Yemeni editor held incommunicado, critical newspaper sued

May 8, 2009 5:19 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2009--Amid an increasing crackdown on the media in Yemen, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Yemeni authorities to disclose the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held incommunicado since May 4 after...

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U.S. reporter found guilty of obstruction, faces 4 years in jail

May 6, 2009 5:03 PM ET

New York, May 6, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the prosecution of American reporter Diane Bukowski, who was found guilty on May 1 of two felony counts of resisting, obstructing, opposing, and endangering two Michigan state troopers...

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CPJ alarmed by press violations in Iraqi Kurdistan

May 5, 2009 10:52 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Barzani: The Committee to Protect Journalists would like to bring to your attention the deterioration of press freedom in Kurdistan. There has been an alarming wave of politically motivated criminal lawsuits filed against mostly independent journalists as well as blatant violations of the region's new press law. The law has no provisions for jail terms for journalists, but journalists are still being imprisoned.

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Restrictive press law repealed in Brazil

May 1, 2009 4:17 PM ET

In response to yesterday's repeal of Brazil's infamous 1967 Press Law by the Supreme Federal Tribunal, we issued the following statement......

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10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger

April 30, 2009 12:01 AM ET

CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll....

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Suspects on trial for plotting to kill editor in Iraq

April 27, 2009 2:40 PM ET

New York, April 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is closely following the imminent trial of two suspects who have been charged with plotting to murder Ahmed Mira, editor-in-chief of the Sulaymaniyah, Iraq-based ‎magazine Livin....

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South Korean blogger acquitted

April 23, 2009 5:28 PM ET

Park Dae-sung, who blogs under the name Minerva, was acquitted of charges in South Korea on April 20, 2009, under a rarely used law of "spreading false information with the intent of harming the public interest." The Seoul court that...

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Defamation ruling reversed against Time Asia in Indonesia

April 23, 2009 4:59 PM ET

Indonesia's Supreme Court reversed its own 2007 ruling on April 16, 2009, and dismissed a $106 million case against the Hong Kong-based Time Warner publication that had been filed by the country's late President Suharto and continued by his heirs. ...

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