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Pro-opposition journalist severely beaten in Kazakhstan

February 6, 2009 5:18 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2009--Following a vicious attack in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on a reporter for a pro-opposition weekly, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Kazakh authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation and to bring the...

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Journalists allege assault aboard ship near Gaza

February 6, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Israel to return confiscated news footage of its navy allegedly firing on and boarding a ship on Thursday. Journalists who were on board say they filmed Israeli soldiers assaulting...

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Newspaper editor attacked in Moscow region

February 5, 2009 5:55 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2009--Russian authorities must launch a serious investigation into an evident attack on Yuri Grachev, editor of pro-opposition weekly Solnechnogorsky Forum, who is hospitalized with a concussion, broken nose, and lacerated cheek, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Riot police assault Al-Jazeera crew in Jordan

February 2, 2009 5:32 PM ET

While covering a demonstration in Amman, Jordan, on January 9, 2009, against Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip, riot police attacked an Al-Jazeera crew, the network reported. Bureau Chief Yassir Abu Hilala, and cameramen Malik al-Laham, Muhammad al-Huwaiti, and...

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Anti-government protests burn two TV stations

January 26, 2009 5:07 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2008--Angry opposition supporters burned down two pro-government television stations in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar today, a few hours after authorities destroyed the antenna of an opposition radio station, according to news reports and local...

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Editor injured in latest media assault

January 23, 2009 3:33 PM ET

New York, January 23, 2009--President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government must act to stem a worsening security crisis in the media in the wake of another attack on a Sri Lankan newspaper editor outside the capital, Colombo, this morning, the Committee to...

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How diamond rings silence Zimbabwe's foreign press

January 21, 2009 5:38 PM ET

The Hong Kong police announced on Monday they would investigate the alleged assault on photographer Richard Jones by Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, while she was on vacation. On January 15, Jones claimed Mugabe ordered her bodyguard to hold the...

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Internet journalist beaten in Almaty

January 20, 2009 5:29 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2008--Several unidentified assailants attacked Yermek Boltai, a reporter and editor for the Web site of the Kazakh service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in Kazakhstan's financial capital of Almaty on Sunday, the broadcaster...

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Journalist shot and injured

January 16, 2009 3:48 PM ET

New York, January 16, 2009--Unidentified individuals shot and injured a Venezuelan journalist outside the offices of the local daily El Regional in the southwestern Portuguesa province on Tuesday evening. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Venezuelan authorities to...

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Another media building hit by Israeli fire

January 15, 2009 4:51 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2009--The Israeli government must ensure that media facilities are not targeted in the conflict in Gaza, the Committee to Protects Journalists said today. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fired at least one missile today directly at...

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