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In bad company: Kazakhstan takes page from Belarus

March 22, 2010 1:01 PM ET

Belarus has been termed Europe’s last dictatorship because of its long intolerance of dissent and press freedom. So accustomed is the world to the clampdowns of President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s regime that neither a recently issued decree on Internet access,...

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For bloggers, Cuba remains a dark corner

March 18, 2010 9:53 AM ET

Another year has passed and we are now remembering the seventh anniversary of the Black Spring. After seven years, have there been any changes? Yes and no. Law 88, a provision calling for the protection of Cuba’s national independence, is...

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Egyptian blogger Abbas, cleared once, is convicted anew

March 11, 2010 4:46 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a court decision to sentence the popular and award-winning Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, left, to six months in prison and calls on Egyptian authorities to put an end to...

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Bloggers’ conviction upheld in Azerbaijan

March 10, 2010 12:48 PM ET

We released this statement today after a Baku court upheld the convictions of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, the two video bloggers imprisoned on a fabricated “hooliganism” charge......

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Citizen journalist helped report Philippine massacre

February 16, 2010 11:28 AM ET

“The e-mail came in at 8.48 p.m.,” Philippine journalist Maria Ressa told a hushed audience at CPJ’s panel discussion, Press Freedom: On the Frontlines and Online, this morning at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo. She was describing...

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Press freedom, new media in Tokyo

February 16, 2010 8:56 AM ET

CPJ’s six-city launch of Attacks on the Press began today in Tokyo, where we hosted a panel discussion with Maria Ressa of ABS-CBN TV in the Philippines, Asahi Shimbun deputy foreign editor Nobuyoshi Sakajiri, NHK Middle East correspondent Nobuhisa Degawa, CPJ...

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Amid crackdown, two blogs shuttered in Vietnam

February 12, 2010 2:26 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Vietnamese government’s apparent shutdown of two politically oriented blogs, Blogosin and Bauxite Vietnam. The sites, both of which published critical perspectives on sensitive government issues, had been the targets...

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Google-China debate keeps Internet security in spotlight

February 5, 2010 2:50 PM ET

Google has gone quiet since its announcement last month that it was unwilling to continue censoring search results on Google.cn in China. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the company is seeking help from the U.S. government to trace...

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Jordan may extend repressive law to electronic media

February 2, 2010 10:13 AM ET

Jordan’s Court of Cassation, the country’s highest judicial authority, issued an opinion last week stating that Web sites can be classified as “publications” and recommending that the Press and Publications Law be extended to online news sites and other electronic...

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Vietnamese writer jailed for spreading ‘propaganda’

January 29, 2010 2:58 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a jail sentence given to a Vietnamese journalist on charges that she spread anti-state propaganda and called today for her immediate release....

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