Attacked

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Kyrgystan backsliding on press freedom

March 24, 2010 5:57 PM ET

Your Excellency: On the fifth anniversary of the Tulip Revolution that brought your government to power on the promise of democratic reform, the Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express alarm at your government’s backsliding on press freedom.

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At least 5 Ugandan journalists wounded covering protest

March 19, 2010 5:44 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2010—At least five journalists were wounded while covering violent clashes between security personnel and protesters outside the capital, Kampala, on Wednesday. Scores of protestors and mourners came to Kasubi, a Kampala suburb, after a fire of...

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Ugandan photographers take heat after fire at royal tombs

March 18, 2010 6:34 PM ET

It seemed like déjà vu. Another major protest erupts in Uganda and journalists face the wrath of authorities and the public alike. Tensions between the government and the traditional kingdom of the Baganda, the largest ethnic group based in...

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Nigerian reporter assaulted at mass funeral

March 11, 2010 4:52 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2010—An angry crowd of mourners attending a mass funeral in Dogo Nahawa, central Nigeria, assaulted state radio reporter Murtala Sani on Monday. Sani, a reporter for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, was assigned to...

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Journalist killed, another wounded in Honduras shooting

March 4, 2010 5:35 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2010—Honduran authorities must investigate a shooting of two journalists on Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unidentified gunmen in the capital, Tegucigalpa, killed a reporter and seriously wounded a colleague, according to local reports.Joseph...

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Sean Penn and the paparazzi

February 23, 2010 11:25 AM ET

In a thinly disguised effort to distract me during a poker game on Saturday night, a friend asked if CPJ was planning to take up the case of the photographer who was attacked by Sean Penn. Frankly, this was...

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An update on the Karachi double bombing

February 8, 2010 4:18 PM ET

On February 5, I blogged about three vicious bomb blasts in Pakistan in the previous two days—“one in Lower Dir that wounded three reporters on Thursday, and Friday’s double attack in Karachi that we’re still investigating.” I argued that media...

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Time to step up protection for media in Pakistan

February 5, 2010 12:09 PM ET

Three vicious bomb blasts in Pakistan in the last two days—one in Lower Dir that wounded three reporters on Thursday, and Friday’s double attack in Karachi that we’re still investigating—highlight just how dangerous it has become for journalists, particularly...

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Authorities assault, fire on journalists in Kashmir

January 22, 2010 3:38 PM ET

Local news reports said a photojournalist was shot and five other journalists assaulted in the aftermath of a 22-hour battle between militants and local authorities in Srinagar, summer capital of the troubled north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on January 7, 2010....

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Mexican cartels blow the whistle on news coverage

January 15, 2010 10:56 AM ET

On Thursday, I wrote about the murder of reporter Valentín Valdés Espinosa on January 7 and how the Mexican media has silenced its own coverage of the killing. Today, I will get into how journalists and drug cartels have...

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