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Press freedom in the news 9/18/08

September 18, 2008 10:44 AM ET

In the news today the Canada-based Web site Asian Pacific Post has a news brief about the imprisonment of Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai, also known as Dieu Cay. The brief cites CPJ's condemnation of the 30-month sentence given to...

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Amid arrests and threats, Malaysia cracks down on media

September 12, 2008 9:53 PM ET

New York, September 12, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the arrests today of Raja Petra Kamarudin, founder and editor of the influential Malaysia Today Web site and blog, and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng. Three newspapers,...

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CPJ urges Moroccan king to free blogger

September 12, 2008 7:24 PM ET

Your Majesty, ‎ The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to bring to your attention the decision of a ‎Moroccan court to jail and fine blogger and journalist Mohamed Erraji for "failing to respect the ‎king." We call on you to use all your influence to ensure the overturning of Erraji's conviction. ‎

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Critical blogger given 30 months in prison

September 11, 2008 8:06 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns a Vietnamese court decision on Wednesday to imprison blogger Nguyen Van Hai, better known by his penname Dieu Cay, on charges of tax evasion. The court in Ho Chi...

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Bloggers support Morocco's Mohamed Erraji

September 11, 2008 5:05 PM ET

Bloggers across the Web are showing their solidarity with Mohamed Erraji, a Moroccan blogger who was sentenced to two years in prison last week for "failing to show respect for the king." A Moroccan court convicted Erraji, 29, a contributor...

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Blogger sentenced to two years in prison

September 11, 2008 4:33 PM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: The original version of this alert has been modified to correct the age of the blogger. New York, September 10, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Moroccan court's decision to jail and fine blogger and journalist Mohamed...

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Deputy sheriff poses as Newsweek journalist

August 26, 2008 1:12 PM ET

It sounds like the plot of a B movie. The charred corpse of a missing female U.S. Marine and her fetus are found buried beneath a fire pit in the backyard of a male U.S. Marine whom she had...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Re-education scrubbed from Web, mostly

August 22, 2008 1:57 PM ET

Bob Dietz called attention to the Chinese propaganda department's recent 21-point press directive, first reported by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. The whole thing in English and Chinese is posted today at Berkeley's China Digital Times. Among the orders given...

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CPJ: Chinese police should halt obstruction of photographers

August 21, 2008 8:05 PM ET

Hong Kong, August 22, 2008—Chinese police should halt ongoing harassment of photographers seeking to document pro-Tibet protests in Beijing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today in the wake of reports that two video bloggers have been detained and two...

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Josh Wolf redux: A once-jailed indy blogger joins a free daily with no Web site

August 20, 2008 4:47 PM ET

The self-described anarchist-activist seemed like an unlikely press freedom martyr. But a video blogger named Josh Wolf ended up serving more time in jail for defying a court order than any other journalist in U.S. history. Wolf, then 24,...

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