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Canadian journalist reported missing in tribal areas

November 13, 2008 4:30 PM ET

New York, November 13, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by media reports in Pakistan and Canada that Khadija Abdul Qahaar, publisher of the Web site Jihad Unspun, was kidnapped Tuesday while traveling in the Bannu district in...

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CBC reporter freed in Afghanistan, two held

November 10, 2008 5:05 PM ET

New York, November 10, 2008--Two days after the release of CBC journalist Mellissa Fung, contradictory details have begun to emerge about her captivity, according to the Toronto Globe and Mail. Fung was kidnapped 28 days ago while conducting interviews in...

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CBC correspondent released

November 8, 2008 4:20 PM ET

We issued the following statement after learning of the release today of abducted CBC correspondent Mellissa Fung in Kabul......

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Kidnapped journalist released in Congolese war zone

November 7, 2008 4:33 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's release of a Belgian journalist, his interpreter, and his driver, who were kidnapped on Tuesday while reporting on the war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. CPJ remains concerned...

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In Afghanistan, CPJ welcomes release

November 7, 2008 11:14 AM ET

Responding to reports that abducted Dutch journalist Joanie de Rijke has been released by her kidnappers today after she was abducted in Afghanistan on November 1, we issued the following statement......

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Day 7: Freelancers hostage in Somalia

August 29, 2008 10:53 AM ET

Today marks the seventh day that four media workers have been held hostage by an unknown group roughly 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Mogadishu. Freelance journalists Amanda Lindhout, Nigel Brennan, and Abdifatah Mohamed Elmi, along with driver Mahad...

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Brutally attacked in Guatemala...again

August 25, 2008 12:34 PM ET

Two days after being abducted and badly beaten in Guatemala, prominent journalist José Rubén Zamora was still in shock. "I can't remember what happened, but I was drugged and left unconscious in a hospital in the outskirts of Guatemala...

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CPJ alarmed by abduction of journalist in Guatemala

August 22, 2008 12:06 PM ET

We issued the following statement today in response to Thursday's abduction and subsequent release of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora, a 1995 recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award: "We are alarmed by the kidnapping and reported beating of...

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