Legal Action

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CPJ urges Kibaki to reject media bill

December 22, 2008 11:15 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: We urge you to reject the recently passed Kenya Communications Amendment Bill, which includes provisions that would severely harm press freedom. Legislators approved the measure on December 10, ignoring concerns raised by journalists, media company owners, and even fellow lawmakers.

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Globovisión under investigation

December 4, 2008 4:51 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2008--The investigation of critical private broadcaster Globovisión for alleged violations of Venezuelan regulations is another attempt by the government of President Hugo Chávez Frías to control the flow of information and restrict news coverage, the Committee...

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Spotlighting imprisonments, CPJ honors six press leaders

November 26, 2008 11:19 AM ET

New York, November 26, 2008 --The Committee to Protect Journalists honored five journalists with its 2008 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted journalists imprisoned worldwide. A Zimbabwean media lawyer who has successfully defended numerous journalists...

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Judge orders arrest of Semana director

November 21, 2008 3:32 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2008--A decision to order the arrest of renowned Colombian journalist Alejandro Santos Rubino is an act of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A Bogotá judge ordered the arrest of Santos, the director of...

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Honored in Washington, editor wanted by police back home

November 20, 2008 1:19 PM ET

Washington, DATE \@ "MMMM d, yyyy" November 20, 2008--On the day Ugandan editor Andrew Mwenda was introduced here as a recipient of a CPJ International Press Freedom Award, police back home summoned the journalist for questioning over his magazine's hard-hitting...

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Sitting on death row in Afghanistan

September 9, 2008 5:33 PM ET

The BBC published an interview today with imprisoned Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh in Kabul's main prison. The interview was also broadcast on the BBC's "Today" program.  Kambakhsh told BBC journalist Alastair Leithead: "The whole trial was unfair from...

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Olympics: Gee whiz, good-bye

August 10, 2008 10:41 PM ET

A few days ago I posted a gee-whiz piece about Qik.com, and a brief video piece posted on the site by Noel Hidalgo, who works under the online handle noneck. Hidalgo had beat all the news agencies covering the...

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