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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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Monterrey attack a reminder of reporting dangers

January 13, 2009 5:23 PM ET

The aftermath of the January 6 attack on the Televisa studios in Monterrey, a city that until recently was considered one of the safest in Latin America, has generated great interest locally in how the media is protecting itself. As...

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Airstrike hits media building in Gaza

January 9, 2009 5:48 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Israeli military's bombing today of a Gaza City building that houses the offices of a number of international news organizations....

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Working between the bombs in Gaza

January 8, 2009 5:35 PM ET

Today I spoke on the telephone with Ibrahim Barzak, an Associated Press correspondent in Gaza whose home was destroyed on December 30 in an Israeli strike. He now sleeps in his office and continues to file news stories. There is...

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Aftermath: Video of the attack on Mexico's Televisa

January 8, 2009 11:49 AM ET

Masked gunman threw a grenade at Mexican TV broadcaster Televisa on Wednesday and shot up the building. We released an alert yesterday condemning the attack and calling for the federalization of laws for crimes against the press in Mexico....

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