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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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BBC reporter charged with insulting the king

December 24, 2008 12:09 PM ET

New York, December 24, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ongoing legal harassment of BBC correspondent Jonathan Head. Police Lt. Col. Wattanasak Mungkandee filed a third criminal complaint this year against Head on December 23, alleging he had insulted...

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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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