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On dangerous assignments, risk becomes 'normal'

October 22, 2009 3:40 PM ET

David Rohde’s gripping five-part series on his abduction in Afghanistan and Pakistan ends today with his dramatic escape from his abductors.  His series—and the reaction to it—bring into high relief the challenges that journalists face as they confront growing risk...

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In Yemen, critical journalist disappears

September 25, 2009 6:06 PM ET

New York, September 25, 2009—The Committee to Protect journalists calls on Yemeni authorities to clarify the circumstances of the disappearance and current whereabouts of Muhammad al-Maqaleh, editor of Aleshteraki, a Web site affiliated with the opposition Socialist Party. Al-Maqaleh was...

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CPJ saddened by death of kidnapped translator

September 9, 2009 3:00 PM ET

We issued the following statement after Afghan journalist Sultan Mohammed Munadi was killed during a raid to free him and his colleague, New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell. The two journalists had been kidnapped in the northern Afghan province of...

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Families of Somalia captives release statement

August 21, 2009 5:41 PM ET

Ahead of the first anniversary on Sunday, August 23, of the kidnapping in Mogadishu of Canadian Amanda Lindhout and Australian Nigel Brennan we issued the following statement today on behalf of the families of the two journalists......

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Nepali journalist flees kidnapping

August 7, 2009 3:27 PM ET

Journalist Shiva Oli returned to his village in Doti district, in western Nepal, on July 28, 2009, after hiding for three days following harassment for his work, according to the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and other news sources. ...

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Pajhwok Afghan News expands, faces tough decisions

July 20, 2009 9:44 AM ET

I spent Sunday morning in Kabul catching up with Danish Karokhel, at left, director of Pajhwok Afghan News and (along with deputy Farida Nekzad) a 2008 CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee. Pajhwok moved since the last time I was here,...

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Two kidnapped journalists escape captors

July 7, 2009 11:01 AM ET

Tahir Ludin, David Rohde, and their driver, Asadullah Mangal, were kidnapped on November 10, 2008, after Rohde was invited to interview a Taliban commander in Logar province outside Kabul. Ludin, an Afghan journalist, was acting as Rohde's translator. Rohde was...

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CPJ thrilled Times reporter and assistant are free

June 20, 2009 11:22 AM ET

Reacting to reports that New York Times reporter David Rohde and his assistant Tahir Ludin have escaped Taliban captors who held them for more than seven months, we issued the following statement:...

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Canada, Australia should step up efforts to free captives

June 11, 2009 4:48 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the Canadian and Australian governments to work for the immediate release of two freelance journalists who have been held captive in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, since August....

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Kidnapped journalists in Somalia reportedly ill

May 26, 2009 5:17 PM ET

New York, May 26, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is very concerned about the well-being of two captive journalists, a Canadian and an Australian, who urged their respective governments to work harder for their release in a phone call with...

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