Attacked

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One year later in Sri Lanka, little has changed

January 7, 2010 5:28 PM ET

Even by Sri Lanka’s standards, January 2009 was a brutal month for journalists. On January 6, on a quiet road on the outskirts of Colombo, the country’s main independently owned TV station, Sirasa TV, was raided at 2:05 a.m....

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In Yemen, editors detained as siege of newspaper continues

January 6, 2010 4:36 PM ET

New York, January 6, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest today of the editor-in-chief and managing editor of the independent daily Al-Ayyam on the third day of a government siege of the compound that houses the paper’s offices...

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Press under fire in Puntland, CPJ tells leader

January 6, 2010 4:29 PM ET

Dear Mr President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about deteriorating press freedom conditions in Puntland, including detentions, censorship, harassment, and direct attacks by police officers. Many of these disturbing attacks have targeted the U.S. government-funded Voice of America and one of its reporters, although several local reporters say they are seeing an overall pattern of harassment.

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CPJ calls on Yemen to end siege of independent newspaper

January 5, 2010 3:17 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to instruct authorities to peacefully end a siege of an independent daily that is now in its second day in Aden....

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Pakistani Press Club in Peshawar hit by suicide bomber

December 22, 2009 3:02 PM ET

New York, December 22, 2009—A suicide bomber detonated an explosive today on the grounds of the Press Club building in Peshawar, in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan. Local and international media report that three, possibly four, people were...

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CPJ condemns attack on Peshawar Press Club

December 22, 2009 10:19 AM ET

Responding to reports of an apparent suicide bombing at the Press Club building in Peshawar, located in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, the we issued the following statement......

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Somali radio station and TV satellite destroyed; one dead

December 21, 2009 3:02 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2009—Mortar shells destroyed the Radio Voice of Democracy building this morning in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing Amal Abukar, 22, the wife of the director of the station, Abdirahman Yasin. Abukar died instantly after three mortar shells landed on the...

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My experience at the deadly Hotel Shamo bombing

December 17, 2009 5:05 PM ET

Mohamed Olad Hassan, at left, a reporter for the BBC and The Associated Press, and chairman of the Somali Foreign Correspondents Association, recounts his experience covering a deadly ceremony in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Olad narrowly escaped death after a...

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Kyrgyz authorities must stop rise in attacks against press

December 16, 2009 5:02 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an end to the unrelenting wave of unsolved attacks on journalists in Kyrgyzstan....

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Journalists beaten in Sudan after covering protests

December 16, 2009 12:10 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the detention and beating of several journalists who were attempting to report on clashes this week and last between government forces and protesters in Khartoum and the...

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