1509 results arranged by date

Afghan police beat, detain journalists during election

August 20, 2009 4:16 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2009--Security forces obstructed, assaulted, and detained Afghan and foreign journalists in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan today, enforcing an official gag order on news of violent incidents during the presidential election. A spokesman for President Hamid...

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Afghan journalists debate election restrictions

August 20, 2009 3:17 PM ET

CPJ spoke with three Kabul-based journalists to learn how they and their colleagues around the country responded to the government's request to mute coverage of violence during polling hours today....

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Press freedom slips in Zambia

August 14, 2009 4:41 PM ET

In Zambia, the coming week will mark the anniversary of the untimely death of President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa. The late president had championed press freedom with his commitments to reform, and, with his passing, the Zambian media lost an ally....

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Protesting journalists attacked in Caracas

August 14, 2009 4:11 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a violent assault by suspected government supporters on a dozen journalists in Venezuela on Thursday. The journalists were protesting an education bill that would restrict press freedom. ...

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Two AP journalists wounded in Afghanistan IED attack

August 12, 2009 2:52 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2009--Tuesday's roadside bomb attack that seriously wounded two Associated Press journalists highlights the dangers journalists face in covering the escalating conflict in Afghanistan. ...

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Pro-government militants attack Venezuela's Globovisión

August 3, 2009 4:26 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2009--A group of more than 30 armed pro-government militants riding motorcycles stormed the premises of private broadcaster Globovisión today and  set off tear gas, local press reports said. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the attack...

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Bolivian cameraman brutally attacked in La Paz

July 28, 2009 3:04 PM ET

New York, July 28, 2009--Following a vicious attack on a cameraman for the La Paz-based television network Gigavisión outside the station's offices early Saturday morning, the Committee to Protect Journalists called on Bolivian authorities today to thoroughly investigate and bring...

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Political group attacks photojournalist covering Indian elections

July 24, 2009 12:39 PM ET

A group of political supporters attacked freelance photojournalist Jay Mandal at an election rally in Nandigram, West Bengal, India, on May 5, 2009, according to news reports and the New York-based South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). ...

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Journalists repeatedly attacked at Honduran online daily

July 23, 2009 3:46 PM ET

Unidentified individuals harassed and attacked journalists working at the Tegucigalpa offices of the online daily three times in two weeks, according to CPJ interviews and local news reports. Though the attacks appeared to be robberies, the daily's director told...

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Military personnel allegedly attack journalist in Colombia

July 20, 2009 4:18 PM ET

On April 23, 2009, six unidentified assailants held at gunpoint Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal, host of the political program "La Luciérnaga" on national Caracol Radio, inside his home in the western city of Tuluá, reported the Cali-based daily El País. The...

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