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The alternative Cuban blogosphere

September 10, 2009 12:04 AM ET

At the end of the 1990s, Cuban dissidents sought out different media to disseminate the reality of the island. Reports on violations by a government that proclaims itself a human rights’ defender begin to circulate around the world, damaging the...

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Special Report: Chronicling Cuba, bloggers offer fresh hope

September 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

A vibrant, independent blogging culture is emerging in Cuba, of all places. Numerous journalistic blogs are exploring important social and economic issues. Will the regime crack down, or is a new era dawning? By Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro...

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Video Report: Cuban Bloggers

September 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

In this video report, CPJ’s Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro join with Cuban blogger Laritza Diversant in explaining the roots of Cuban blogging and the major obstacles these journalists overcome. (5:32) Read the special report, “Chroncling Cuba, Bloggers Offer...

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Online journalist beaten in southern Siberia

September 9, 2009 3:15 PM ET

New York, September 9, 2009—Regional authorities must launch a thorough probe into a brazen attack on Mikhail Afanasyev, editor of the online magazine Novy Fokus, and examine whether his journalism was the motive, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Blogger still detained in Vietnam; three released

September 8, 2009 12:28 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Vietnamese authorities to release immediately and unconditionally Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a blogger who writes under the pen name Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom....

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Vietnam cracks down on bloggers and online journalists

September 3, 2009 4:38 PM ET

New York, September 3, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the recent harassment and arrests of online journalists and political bloggers in Vietnam. The mounting crackdown comes as Web-based journalists and bloggers' independent reporting challenges the tightly censored state-run...

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Azerbaijani bloggers imprisoned for satirizing government

August 27, 2009 4:35 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2009--Azerbaijani authorities should drop all charges against video bloggers who satirized the government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Documentary commends Cyclone Nargis journalists

August 25, 2009 5:41 PM ET

PBS's "Wide Angle" aired "Eyes of the Storm" last week, a documentary on Cyclone Nargis and its aftermath. Like Anders Ostergaard's recent film "Burma VJ" on citizen reporters during the monk-led protests in 2007, which we wrote about in April,...

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Mauritanian editor jailed for violating 'decent behavior'

August 24, 2009 3:40 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Mauritanian court's decision to sentence an online editor to six months in prison....

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Journalist faces jail for blogging on Russian explosion

August 21, 2009 4:16 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2009--Prosecutors in Abakan, the capital of the Republic of Khakassia in southern Siberia, should drop their defamation charges against online editor Mikhail Afanasyev, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The charges are tied to a...

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