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Iranian journalist Ganji freed after six years in prison

March 20, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison of prominent Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji, freed on Friday after six years behind bars, but the organization calls on authorities to release all Iranian journalists jailed...

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Seven journalists held

February 28, 2006 12:00 PM ET

February 28, 2006 Original Alert: February 16, 2006 Elham Afroutan and six other journalists, Tammadon-e Hormozgan IMPRISONED Elham Afroutan, one of seven journalists jailed after publishing a satirical article that criticized the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has been transferred from prison...

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2005 prison census: 125 journalists jailed

February 16, 2006 4:07 PM ET

AFGHANISTAN: 1 Ali Mohaqqiq Nasab, Haqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights) Imprisoned: October 1, 2005 The attorney general ordered editor Nasab's arrest on blasphemy charges after the religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Mohaiuddin Baluch, filed a complaint about his magazine. "I...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists (Follow Links for More Details)

February 16, 2006 11:59 AM ET

AFGHANISTAN: 1 Ali Mohaqqiq Nasab, Haqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights) Imprisoned: October 1, 2005 The attorney general ordered editor Nasab's arrest on blasphemy charges after the religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Mohaiuddin Baluch, filed a complaint about his magazine. "I...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Asia Snapshots

February 16, 2006 11:45 AM ET

Attacks and developments throughout the region  ...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: China

February 16, 2006 11:39 AM ET

CHINA President Hu Jintao consolidated his leadership in March during a legislative session that formalized the transition of power from Jiang Zemin. Hu's administration distinguished itself by its hard-line stance against dissidents, intellectuals, and activists, intensifying a far-reaching and severe...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Iran

February 16, 2006 11:30 AM ET

IRAN Hard-liners in government and the judiciary continued a crackdown on the independent media in general and on Internet journalists in particular. In the course of the year, authorities jailed Web bloggers, banned four newspapers for publishing a letter by...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Middle East Snapshots

February 16, 2006 11:22 AM ET

Attacks and developments throughout the region...

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China: CPJ condemns censorship of blogger

January 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 6, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Chinese authorities for censoring well-known blogger Zhao Jing, and is alarmed by Microsoft's agreement to pull down his site. Zhao, whose online pen name is An Ti, lost his...

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Nepal: Out of the Silence

May 6, 2005 12:00 PM ET

When Nepal's King Gyanendra switched off the news, reports switched tactics....

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