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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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Concern as Pakistan kidnapping case continues

March 27, 2009 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned about the safety of Khadija Abdul Qahaar, publisher of the Web site Jihad Unspun, who has been held by kidnappers in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas for more...

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Journalist kidnapped and released in Pakistan

February 12, 2009 5:07 PM ET

According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Noorul Hasan, Royal TV's Peshawar bureau chief, was kidnapped on February 8, when a group of armed men in two cars stopped his car while he and his crew were returning from...

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Letter from Mogadishu: Working where violence is normal

January 20, 2009 4:33 PM ET

On Friday, as we welcomed the release of a journalist kidnapped in Somalia, we received a compelling account from a freelance reporter working in the capital, Mogadishu. Our colleague describes the perils of working in a city where journalists operate...

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In Puntland, kidnappers free two journalists

January 6, 2009 11:50 AM ET

January 4, 2009 Colin Freeman, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph José Cendon, freelance ABDUCTED Freeman, a British foreign correspondent for London's Sunday Telegraph, and Cendon, a Spanish freelance photojournalist, were released January 4 after four weeks in captivity, according to multiple...

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Photojournalist missing in Zimbabwe

December 17, 2008 4:53 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2008--A journalist who disappeared in Zimbabwe on Saturday may be in police custody, journalists in Harare told CPJ....

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Four journalists kidnapped in Puntland

November 26, 2008 3:20 PM ET

New York, November 26, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the safety of four journalists who were reported kidnapped today in the port city of Bossasso in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland....

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