Attacked

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Tirana attack prompts comments from editor, businessman

November 5, 2009 2:42 PM ET

Our news alert on Wednesday detailing a vicious attack on Albanian editor Mero Baze elicited e-mail comments from both victim and a businessman accused in the attack. Baze said he is recovering but is experiencing head pain. He also echoed...

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Albanian editor attacked following critical reports

November 4, 2009 3:56 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2009—Assailants badly beat Mero Baze, chief editor of the independent Albanian daily Tema and host of the prime-time television show “Faktor Plus,” at a bar in the capital, Tirana, on Monday, according to news reports. The...

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In Tunisia, government harassment of journalists on the rise

November 4, 2009 2:57 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged that Tunisian police stripped and mistreated journalist Taoufik ben Brik, a well-known contributor to French newspapers and one of the top critics of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali,...

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Kyrgyz reporter beaten in Osh

November 3, 2009 3:13 PM ET

New York, November 3, 2009—Police in Kyrgyzstan should investigate work-related motives in a weekend assault that left Kubanychbek Zholdoshev, a reporter with the government weekly Osh Shamy, with a concussion and broken ribs, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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As Tunisian elections near, attacks on press mount

October 22, 2009 5:08 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2009—Tunisian authorities must halt harassment of independent journalists, release a journalist jailed for taking photographs, and allow a prominent French reporter to enter the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ has documented...

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Russian TV crew threatened, forced to leave Ingushetia

October 15, 2009 5:13 PM ET

New York, October 15, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns threats and an attack on a TV crew from the Moscow-based independent broadcaster REN-TV in the North Caucasian republic of Ingushetia that caused them to flee the region....

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Government, media can limit risk to journalists

October 9, 2009 9:29 AM ET

The fighting along the border in Pakistan is a classic counter-insurgency: a large military force trying to oust an entrenched group from its base. Such armed conflict will always be risk-filled—especially for local journalists—but government leaders, military officials, and...

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In Pakistan's frontier, echoes of a 2006 murder

October 8, 2009 9:24 AM ET

Local reporters like those in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Swat, and Mingora are crucial to accurate, fully formed news coverage. Their importance was evident in August, when reports began to emerge that prominent Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud had been...

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Value, ‘collateral damage’ as journalists embed

October 7, 2009 7:41 AM ET

During the height of the Pakistani military’s assault on militants, hundreds of local journalists were forced to flee the Swat Valley and neighboring areas. Coverage of the fighting was left in large part to Pakistani reporters from outside the...

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As combat raged, local reporting was stifled

October 6, 2009 9:35 AM ET

Yesterday, I reported on the plight of Behroz Khan and Rahman Bunairee, two Pakistani journalists whose homes were destroyed by militants. Many other journalists in the North West Frontier Province, or NWFP, faced grave dangers and were forced to...

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