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Yemeni security forces fire on newspaper offices

May 13, 2009 5:48 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns a raid today by Yemeni security forces on the Aden compound of the country's most popular independent newspaper. One passerby was killed. ...

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Independent editor beaten in Bishkek

May 13, 2009 3:44 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Kyrgyz authorities to detain, charge, and prosecute three men who attacked Yrysbek Omurzakov, editor of the independent newspaper Tribuna, in the capital, Bishkek, last week....

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New York legislator faces charges in attack on photographer

May 12, 2009 3:51 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the prosecution of an elected New York state official for his alleged attack on a photographer who was trying to take his picture. ...

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Congolese governor urged to ensure journalist's safety

May 7, 2009 3:03 PM ET

Dear Governor Kahongya: We are concerned about the safety of journalist Tuver Wundi Muhindo following an armed attack on his home in the North Kivu capital of Goma on April 12. The incident followed the 2007 murder of Goma photojournalist Patrick Kikuku Wilingula, which is still unsolved. We call on you to use your influence to ensure authorities conduct a thorough and transparent investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Russian editor hospitalized, police refuse to investigate

May 5, 2009 5:17 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2009--Authorities in Rostov-on-Don must launch a criminal investigation into a possible attack on the editor-in-chief of an independent newspaper who was found unconscious with a head wound in the early morning of April 30...

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NABJ honors persecuted Zimbabwean journalist

May 1, 2009 9:58 AM ET

On Thursday, the U.S.-based National Association of Black Journalists announced the winner of its 2009 Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalists Award: Zimbabwean journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere. Half a world away, however, Manyere, left, lingered in a hospital in the capital, Harare,...

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Armenian online editor beaten, hospitalized

April 30, 2009 3:57 PM ET

New York, April 30, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Armenian authorities to apprehend three assailants who attacked Argishti Kivirian, editor of the independent news Web site Armenia Today. The unidentified men beat Kivirian early this morning, leaving him...

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Mexican journalist in coma after attack by former official

April 28, 2009 4:52 PM ET

José Luis Ortega Vidal, 42, editorial director of the daily Notisur in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz was severely injured after falling off a staircase on the morning of March 3, 2009. He was attempting to flee from a...

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Sri Lankan newspaper office bombed

April 23, 2009 5:21 PM ET

The office of Uthayan, a Tamil-language daily, in Jaffna was hit with an explosive device around 11 p.m. on March 24, 2009. Most Sri Lankan media reports identified the weapon as a hand grenade. It was the fifth time in...

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Mission Journal: Mysterious raid draws new concerns

April 22, 2009 11:43 AM ET

On March 2, 2006, Kenyan state agents conducted a commando-style midnight raid on the Standard Group, owner of an independent daily and KTN Television in the capital, Nairobi. The agents seized computers and tapes, vandalized a printing press, and burned...

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