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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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Robert Mahoney writes about Egyptian bloggers in CJR

August 18, 2009 1:05 PM ET

A piece in the Columbia Journalism Review raised questions about CPJ's support of several bloggers in Egypt. The article draws a distinction between journalists who report facts and bloggers who deal in opinion and the promotion of causes. In a...

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Bloggers held in Egypt without charge

July 24, 2009 4:32 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Egyptian authorities today to explain why they have detained three bloggers this week without charge.  ...

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Can China contain the microblog?

July 22, 2009 12:43 PM ET

Social networking sites are under increasing pressure in China. Someone seems to have realized just how difficult they are to monitor when it comes to breaking news....

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Xinjiang reporters detained; Beijing commentator missing

July 13, 2009 4:41 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2009--Chinese police should halt the detentions of journalists reporting on ethnic violence in Xinjiang and reveal the whereabouts of a Uighur academic and Internet commentator who is missing and reportedly detained in Beijing, the Committee to...

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China must allow free reporting and Internet in Urumqi

July 7, 2009 3:30 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2009--Authorities in northwestern Xinjiang should stop the harassment of journalists reporting on ethnic rioting and restore Internet access in the regional capital, Urumqi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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China postpones installation of filtering software...for now

June 30, 2009 5:12 PM ET

China's Internet censors have blinked. In the face of opposition ranging from PC makers abroad to bloggers at home, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has backed away, at least for now, from a hastily conceived directive that all...

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Seeing red over green: China to install censorship software

June 12, 2009 2:10 PM ET

China's announcement that personal computers sold from July 1 must carry Internet-filtering software pre-installed by the manufacturer should be a flashing red light to journalists and defenders of free expression online....

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