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Alleged paramilitary fighters shoot Colombian journalist at home

April 21, 2009 12:55 PM ET

Two individuals, who identified themselves as members of the far-right paramilitary group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), shot Colombian journalist Gustavo Adolfo Valencia Ayala inside his home in the eastern city of Popayán on March 16, 2009, according to...

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Bouteflika urged to reverse Algerian press freedom abuses

April 20, 2009 10:15 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to protest the rising incidence of press freedom violations, many of which occurred during the recent electoral campaign that resulted in your re-election to a third term.

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Thai media owner shot; emergency still in effect

April 17, 2009 3:12 PM ET

New York, April 17, 2009--Amid Thailand's continuing political chaos, the Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the assassination attempt against media owner, television commentator, and political activist Sondhi Limthongkul today and calls on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's government to...

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Bodyguards shoot at photographers in Costa Rica

April 13, 2009 4:42 PM ET

Two photographers reported being shot at by bodyguards outside the home of Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bündchen in the western Costa Rican city of Santa Teresa de Cóbano on the afternoon of April 4, 2009, according to local and international news...

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CPJ calls for journalist security amid Thai protests

April 10, 2009 11:35 AM ET

New York, April 10, 2009--Both sides in Thailand's escalating political conflict should refrain from targeting the press and should guarantee the security of journalists covering the street protests that have paralyzed traffic in the capital, Bangkok, the Committee to Protect...

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Martial arts fighter charged with assaulting U.S. food critic

April 9, 2009 4:21 PM ET

On April 2, 2009, a professional mixed-martial arts fighter and boxer was charged with assaulting a food critic for the Times Union newspaper in Albany, New York. Police are investigating whether the assault was a premeditated attack in retaliation for...

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Sri Lanka on State Department's radar

April 3, 2009 3:48 PM ET

The dire situation for journalists in Sri Lanka who have fallen out of favor with the government has not gone unnoticed at the U.S. State Department. On March 23, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a letter to Senator Robert...

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TV reporter gunned down, cameraman injured in Guatemala

April 2, 2009 4:00 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Guatemalan authorities today to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into the shooting of a two-man TV crew in Guatemala City on Wednesday. Unidentified gunmen killed veteran reporter Rolando...

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CPJ urges Israel to examine Gaza limits, military strikes

April 2, 2009 11:37 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges your government to examine the deeply disturbing press restrictions and military strikes on media facilities that occurred during the prior government's Gaza offensive in late 2008 and early 2009, and to take corrective action that brings official policies and practices in line with international standards.

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Another Russian journalist beaten in Moscow Region

March 20, 2009 5:25 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2009--Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate the March 12 beating of Maksim Zolotarev, an editor at the independent newspaper Molva Yuzhnoye Podmoskovye in the town of Serpukhov, Moscow Region, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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