Abducted

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Cautious optimism for French reporters held in Afghanistan

December 23, 2010 12:42 PM ET

On December 29, 2009, Stéphane Taponier and Hervé Ghesquière, two seasoned reporters with the French public service TV channel France 3, and their three Afghan assistants, were taken hostage in Afghanistan. One year later, a sense of cautious optimism...

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Movement in Umar Cheema's case 'frustratingly slow'

December 16, 2010 2:58 PM ET

On Wednesday, we identified Pakistan as the country where the most journalists--eight--have been killed for their work in the past year. Six of them were on the job when they were killed in crossfire or a suicide bombing. Two...

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Naming names in a Pakistan abduction case

October 28, 2010 4:50 PM ET

CPJ has always been careful to avoid making accusations when journalists are abducted or killed in Pakistan. Our tactic is to call for full investigations either by the police, the courts or special investigative bodies. In many such cases, the...

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Marking the 300th day of French journalists' captivity

October 26, 2010 1:20 PM ET

Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, two journalists from the public television channel France 3, along with their Afghan translator, Mohamed Reza, and two assistants, Ghulam and Satar, have been held hostage for 300 days in Afghanistan....

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Journalists in Pakistan remain under threat

October 25, 2010 3:58 PM ET

New York, October 25, 2010--Pakistan must take immediate steps to rein in police and government agencies that threaten reporters. Two cases in recent days--those of journalists Hafiz Imran and Umar Cheema--demonstrate how reporting on stories that are critical of the...

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As with Norgrove, a need to probe Munadi death

October 11, 2010 3:03 PM ET

This morning, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that British aid worker Linda Norgrove, who died in a rescue attempt after she was taken hostage in Afghanistan, may have been killed by a U.S. grenade rather than by her Taliban...

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Umar Cheema challenges Pakistani intelligence officials

October 5, 2010 2:11 PM ET

I've been closely following the aftermath of Umar Cheema's abduction on September 4 and 5, thanks largely to regular updates from Cheema himself. He messaged Thursday with news of what has happened since I posted about him on September 16....

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In Yemen, brutal repression cloaked in law

September 29, 2010 12:05 AM ET

In the past two years, the Yemeni government has taken legislative and administrative steps to further restrict free expression. Coupled with longstanding tactics of violent repression, President’s Saleh administration is creating the worst press climate in two decades. A CPJ...

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The significance of Umar Cheema's abduction

September 9, 2010 4:22 PM ET

With all the problems in Pakistan--the flooding in the country that might be the worst ever; the increasingly devastating sectarian and separatist violence that has taken the lives of hundreds of Pakistanis and at least four journalists--focusing on what happened to Umar Cheema, a...

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Abducted British journalist freed in Pakistan

September 9, 2010 3:25 PM ET

New York, September 9, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the release of British journalist Asad Qureshi from captivity in Pakistan. He was held for more than five months in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan....

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