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Follow CPJ on Twitter

January 29, 2009 3:27 PM ET

At CPJ, journalists are the news. Follow us on Twitter (our handle is @pressfreedom) to learn what's happening to journalists and bloggers around the world, to introduce yourself, or to send along information you think we'd want to know....

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Medvedev, endangered sheep, and online controls

January 16, 2009 3:23 PM ET

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has tried to create an image apart from his mentor Vladimir Putin. Medvedev claims to support civil liberties, vows to combat corruption, and likes to speak about press freedom. In his first State of the Nation...

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Vietnamese leader urged to roll back online restrictions

January 16, 2009 2:35 PM ET

Dear President Triet: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by new online content restrictions that appear to be part of a stepped-up official campaign to suppress and intimidate reporters, editors, and commentators.

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For sixth straight year, Iraq deadliest nation for press

December 18, 2008 7:15 AM ET

New York, December 18, 2008—For the sixth consecutive year, Iraq was the deadliest country in the world for the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its end-of-year analysis. The 11 deaths recorded in Iraq in 2008, while a...

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CPJ's 2008 prison census: Online and in jail

December 4, 2008 10:18 AM ET

Also: See capsule reports on journalists in jail as of December 1, 2008 New York, December 4, 2008--Reflecting the rising influence of online reporting and commentary, more Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium....

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Blogger gets 45 years in prison; others sentenced

November 21, 2008 4:44 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2008--A Burmese court sentenced entertainer, blogger, and activist Maung Thura--known by his stage name, "Zarganar"--to 45 years in prison today for violations of the Electronics Act, according to Burmese rights groups and international news reports. Sports...

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Faces of Exile

November 17, 2008 3:27 PM ET

Since 2001, CPJ has documented the cases of 340 journalists forced into exile after their reporting exposed them to harassment, violence, or imprisonment. They face many difficulties in their new homes, from language and cultural adjustments to emotional and economic...

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Journalist imprisoned for covering cyclone victims

November 17, 2008 12:21 PM ET

New York, November 17, 2008--Amid a growing crackdown on political dissent and freedom of expression, a Burmese court on Friday handed down a two-year prison sentence to Eine Khine Oo, a journalist with the local weekly Ecovision Journal. ...

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Blogger sentenced to more than 20 years in prison

November 11, 2008 1:42 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the long prison sentence handed down by a Burmese court to blogger Nay Phone Latt, who has been held in detention since his arrest on January 29....

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