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Faraway Jails

October 3, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Kristin JonesWatson sees his contributors vanish. In cyberspace, the most repressive law trumps all....

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Video blogger ordered back to jail

September 20, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 20, 2006 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that a freelance video blogger has been ordered back to jail after losing an appeal in a U.S. federal court in San Francisco. Joshua Wolf spent 30...

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U.S. blogger freed after 30 days in jail; case still looms

September 1, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is gratified that a federal appeals court in San Francisco has agreed to release a video blogger on bail while the journalist’s appeal is pending. Joshua Wolf spent 30 days in...

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Judge jails freelancer over videotape

August 2, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 2, 2006—A U.S. judge in San Francisco ordered a video blogger to jail after holding him in contempt for refusing to turn over to a federal grand jury a videotape of a 2005 protest. Ruling on Tuesday,...

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Chinese filmmaker, blogger Wu Hao released

July 11, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 11, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s release of blogger and documentary filmmaker Wu Hao, who was detained without charge for more than four months. Authorities had denied him access to a lawyer and withheld information...

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SINGAPORE: Critical writer’s column cancelled

July 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

JULY 6, 2006 Posted: July 10, 2006 Lee Kin Mun, Today HARRASSED The state-owned free tabloid Today cancelled the column of Lee Kin Mun, who writes under the name of Mr. Brown. Lee is also a well-known blogger in Singapore....

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Two journalists freed on bail

June 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET

June 15, 2006 Original Alert: February 16, 2006 Elham Afroutan and Mohsen Dorostkar, Tammadon-e Hormozgan IMPRISONED On January 29, Mohsen Dorostkar, editor-in-chief of Tammadon-e Hormozgan, and Elham Afroutan, a journalist for the weekly, were among seven journalists jailed after publishing...

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Critical Web sites inaccessible in Ethiopia

May 24, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports that Web sites critical of the government have been inaccessible in Ethiopia since late last week. Several blogs have reported that the authorities are blocking sites, although...

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China's Hidden Unrest

May 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Kristin Jones Across rural China, tens of thousands are waged against land seizures and corruption. Few people ever hear about them.Sidebar: A Camera as Witness...

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China's jailed e-journalists

April 19, 2006 9:14 PM ET

Hu Jintao and Bill Gates will have had a lot to talk about Tuesday, when the Chinese president visited Microsoft's Redmond campus. With the mainstream Chinese media heavily censored, the Internet has become a vital outlet for independent journalism, critical writing and information. The authorities are ruthless in their suppression of criticism of their rule in any medium. China has jailed more writers and journalists than any other country, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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