Legal Action

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China to intensify regulations for reporters

February 13, 2009 3:09 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2009--China's decision to establish a list of reporters who break reporting rules and prevent them from continuing to report or edit news is a cause for concern, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The decision...

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Writer goes into exile over Thai lese majeste charges

February 9, 2009 3:22 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the increasing use of draconian lese majeste charges to harass journalists and commentators and stifle free expression in Thailand; at least one writer has gone into exile because of...

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Egypt strikes down jail time, upholds fines against editors

February 2, 2009 2:26 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Cairo appeals court decision to strike down a one-year jail term against four editors, but condemns that the conviction stands for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and his top aides....

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After outcry, Nicaragua drops case against critical editor

January 30, 2009 4:05 PM ET

The Nicaraguan attorney general's office has dropped a criminal investigation into a nonprofit journalism organization headed by the prominent editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios after finding no evidence of wrongdoing. A remarkable number of media groups and individuals, including CPJ,...

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Government intensifies media, Internet crackdown

January 30, 2009 2:07 PM ET

New York, January 30, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about mounting government threats to media and Internet freedom in Thailand, including legal action against community radio stations and censoring thousands of Web sites....

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In Niger, editor jailed over corruption story

January 27, 2009 4:26 PM ET

New York, January 27, 2009--The editor of an independent newspaper in the West African nation of Niger was jailed Monday in connection with an investigative story alleging corruption in the finance ministry, according to local journalists....

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CPJ worried about deteriorating Thai media climate

January 27, 2009 10:26 AM ET

CPJ wrote to the prime minister of Thailand today to express our grave concern about the country's fast-deteriorating media climate and to call on him to decisively reaffirm Thailand's commitment to a free press and open Internet.

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In Kenya, a flawed U.S. comparison to bolster a faulty law

January 15, 2009 1:33 PM ET

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki says he will reconsider the deeply flawed communications legislation that he signed into law at the beginning of the year. Kibaki said he would direct the Information Ministry and attorney general to consider the concerns of...

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Ugandan reporters under police harassment

January 7, 2009 5:52 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the ongoing police persecution of two Ugandan journalists. The police's Media Offences Department has repeatedly interrogated the two over a story critical of the government's handling of an...

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