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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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Malaysian government intensifies harassment of political bloggers

August 19, 2008 9:36 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the recent harassment of popular bloggers Raja Petra Kamarudin and Abdul Rashid Bakar. On August 15, Raja Petra, editor of the Malaysia Today news Web site, was ordered by...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: The farmer's fuel and the emperor's clothes

August 19, 2008 12:34 PM ET

Even with the world enthralled in the drama of the Olympic Games, the more basic struggles in the rest of China continue to quietly unfold. Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis Daily) today published a long article with little apparent connection to the...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Zola live-blogs his detention

August 15, 2008 12:30 PM ET

Global Voices Online noticed yesterday when guerrilla blogger Zola (Zhou Shuguang) began tweeting his own detention. His BlackBerry let the world know that local officials had intercepted him in the town of Fengmuqiao in Hunan province, and he posted updates...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: What protesters?

August 7, 2008 11:09 AM ET

On the eve of the opening ceremony, Xinhua News Agency waxes philosophical about the torch's journey tomorrow to the Bird's Nest, its home for the next three weeks. It hasn't been an easy road, and Xinhua refers to the "obstacles"...

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Olympics-Chinese Media Watch: Silence on human rights, pollution reassurances

July 29, 2008 9:30 AM ET

A report on human rights violations in China is being ignored in the government-controlled media. Human rights organization Amnesty International reported that China has failed to keep Olympic-related promises regarding the treatment of its citizens. The report highlights China's high number of death penalty...

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Malaysian blogger charged with criminal defamation

July 23, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the recentarrest and criminal defamation charges filed by the Malaysian government against prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, editor and founder of the Malaysia Today news Web site.  Raja Petra...

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CPJ calls on Burma donors to consider media access

July 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Secretary-General Pitsuwan: We are writing to express our concern that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has neglected to include recommendations for more press freedom and media access as one of the guiding principles for relief and recovery efforts following natural disasters.

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Journalists jailed in Cyclone Nargis aftermath

July 1, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 1, 2008--Burma's military government should immediately release all journalists arrested in connection with the Cyclone Nargis disaster, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least four journalists are being detained by Burmese authorities, according to the...

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