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Morocco silences the pens of its journalists

December 1, 2009 1:06 PM ET

On the eve of Hillary Clinton’s departure to Morocco for the Forum of the Future on November 3, CPJ urged her to “impress upon the Moroccan authorities that a free press is a crucial component of any free society.” The...

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Huang Qi sentenced to three years in jail in China

November 24, 2009 1:54 PM ET

New York, November 24, 2009—After almost 18 months in detention, prominent Internet publisher and human rights activist Huang Qi was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Monday by a court in Wuhou in China’s Sichuan province. The sentencing hearing lasted...

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Zambian editor acquitted in hospital 'obscenity' case

November 17, 2009 5:10 PM ET

As the news editor of Zambia’s largest circulation newspaper and a mother to two young children, Chansa Kabwela already has her hands full. For the last four months, however, this 29-year-old journalist was mired in a court case with a peculiarity that...

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Sierra Leone's criminal libel law sparks barber boycott

November 10, 2009 2:24 PM ET

My looks have completely changed in recent months. Long hair now colonizes my chin and my head. Never in my adult life have I waited longer than a week without a shave or a haircut, let alone for four months....

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CPJ rejects Iran espionage charges against American hikers

November 9, 2009 4:24 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2009—Three American hikers who inadvertently crossed the border into Iran on July 31 are facing chargers of espionage, according to a report from the state news agency IRNA....

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New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists

November 2, 2009 4:44 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom....

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Media rules could bring back the bad old days in Pakistan

October 30, 2009 4:24 PM ET

On a day when Western media focused on the ramifications of the official visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Islamabad, I got a heads-up email message from Mazhar Abbas in Islamabad this morning. ...

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In Morocco, editor imprisoned, court shutters paper

October 16, 2009 2:51 PM ET

New York, October 16, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the decision of a Rabat court Thursday to imprison the managing editor of Al-Michaal newspaper for one year. ...

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Veteran Zambian editor charged with contempt over op-ed

October 15, 2009 5:03 PM ET

New York, October 15, 2009—The editor-in-chief of Zambia’s largest newspaper was criminally charged for the second time on Wednesday after running an op-ed critical of controversial pornography charges against a journalist, according to local journalists and news reports. ...

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Algerian journalist faces 16 politicized lawsuits

October 8, 2009 4:17 PM ET

New York, October 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Algerian authorities to drop charges against journalist and rights activist Hafnaoui Ghoul, who is on trial for writing articles critical of local authorities in Djelfa province. ...

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