Attacked

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Embattled Russian weekly's editor assaulted in Kaliningrad

July 8, 2009 5:31 PM ET

New York, July 8, 2009--Following an assault last week on the editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Dvornik in the western city of Kaliningrad, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today on regional authorities to thoroughly investigate the attack and bring...

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'The mob turned on us': Foreign reporters in Xinjiang

July 8, 2009 4:40 PM ET

Chinese authorities have, unusually, welcomed foreign reporters to Xinjiang since ethnic rioting broke out on Sunday in Urumqi between the Uighur minority and Han Chinese. A Beijing-based agency has even offered to facilitate travel, according to one writer who blogs...

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CPJ urges Nigeria to probe police harassment, assault

June 29, 2009 5:33 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on national police Inspector General Mike Okiro to investigate reports that Delta state police harassed six journalists and attacked at least three of them last week. The Nigerian Union of...

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A year later, impunity in attacks on Senegalese media

June 29, 2009 11:23 AM ET

A year ago last week in Senegal, two reporters covering a soccer match were assaulted with tasers, handcuffed, and abused by police officers after the reporters refused to halt a post-game interview at Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium in the capital,...

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A Gambian journalist remembers torture in detention

June 19, 2009 1:46 PM ET

The unlawful detention of seven Gambian journalists since last Monday is serious cause for concern. These respected journalists were detained at the National Intelligence Agency headquarters in Banjul for "interrogation." They have been denied access by legal representation, family members,...

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Special Report: Journalists in Exile 2009

June 17, 2009 12:01 AM ET

Sri Lankan journalists flee under severe pressure in the past year. Iraq and Somalia, two deadly countries for the press, also rank high in numbers of journalists forced into exile. Hundreds of journalists have been driven into exile this decade....

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Iranian authorities crack down on media

June 15, 2009 4:30 PM ET

New York, June 15, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an end to the Iranian authorities' ongoing crackdown on media following the disputed re-election of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. ...

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Pakistani forces fire on journalists in frontier region

June 11, 2009 12:13 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2009--Following the wounding of a journalist and a driver by Pakistan security forces on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists called on Pakistan's military today to institute training to prevent such incidents and to discipline troops...

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Pro-opposition editor beaten in Kyrgyzstan

June 10, 2009 2:24 PM ET

New York, June 10, 2009--Following an attack on Friday on the deputy editor of the pro-opposition Kyrgyz-language biweekly Achyk Sayasat (Open Politics), the Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Kyrgyz authorities to ensure that their investigation is prompt and...

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CPJ, JFO cite press freedom abuses in Iraq

June 10, 2009 11:45 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister al-Maliki: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) would like to bring to your attention several issues that harm press freedom in Iraq. In recent months, our organizations have documented a number of assaults and instances of harassment committed by government officials against journalists in various parts of the country under the control of Iraq's central government.

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