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CPJ hails conviction in 2003 journalist murder in Brazil

May 28, 2009 4:47 PM ET

New York, May 28, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Wednesday's conviction in the June 2003 murder of Brazilian journalist Nicanor Linhares but calls on the authorities to ensure that all those involved in the killing of the radio host...

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Malawi opposition radio station still off the air

May 27, 2009 4:26 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2009--A magistrate in Malawi should allow an opposition radio station sealed by police during general elections on May 19 to reopen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ also called on authorities to drop criminal...

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Moroccan journalists face charges of defaming Qaddafi

May 18, 2009 3:53 PM ET

New York, May 18, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the start of court proceedings today against five Moroccan journalists charged with "publicly harming" Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, left, and "hurting his dignity."...

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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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