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Authorities illegally shutter radio station in Zambia

January 27, 2011 4:55 PM ET

New York, January 27, 2011--Authorities in Zambia's Western Province must immediately allow community station Radio Lyambayi to return to air, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The government raided the private broadcaster based in Mongu, about 360 miles (580...

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Singapore forces popular site to register as political group

January 26, 2011 5:35 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2011--In a concerning move against political commentary in advance of upcoming general elections, the government of Singapore has ordered a journalistic website to register as a political association, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Online Citizen...

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Preventing video takedowns when reporting

January 25, 2011 3:39 PM ET

Watching the stream of reporting from Egypt today, I've noticed some unconfirmed reports that videos of the events uploaded to YouTube have been taken down by the company. I haven't been able to find any concrete examples, so I can't...

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Tunisian TV station's suspension reflects tenuous freedom

January 25, 2011 11:13 AM ET

On Sunday, the privately owned broadcaster Hannibal TV was forced off the air for more than three hours. The state-owned news agency Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) issued a statement stating that an arrest warrant had been issued for the...

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Will Tunisia's 'Internet revolution' endure?

January 25, 2011 10:31 AM ET

There has been a great deal written online about how much of a positive role the Internet played in recent events in Tunisia (if you'd like to catch up, Alex Howard's link round-up provides a good summary of the many...

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In China, Kristof's blogs are shut down

January 24, 2011 4:19 PM ET

Nicholas Kristof's Sunday column in The New York Times documents the latest in a series of tests the journalist has performed in Chinese cyberspace. The conflicting results he achieved while setting up a Chinese-language blog and micro-blog demonstrate how difficult...

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EU has contradictory message on Karimov, Lukashenko

January 24, 2011 11:19 AM ET

Unless European Union officials mean to expose the inconsistency of their own policymaking, they should stand firm by their declared commitment to defend press freedom and human rights in the former Soviet countries. For now, their drastically different approaches...

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In Chinese media, 'a lot to be done' is left unsaid

January 20, 2011 1:57 PM ET

It is fair to report, as Agence France-Presse and others did today, that Chinese media largely avoided President Hu Jintao's comments on human rights during a Washington press conference on Wednesday. But the nature of the omission is significant. Chinese...

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EU should press Uzbekistan on news media crisis

January 19, 2011 4:52 PM ET

Dear President Barroso: We're writing in advance of your January 24 meeting in Brussels with Uzbek President Islam Karimov to urge you to raise Uzbekistan's grave press freedom conditions and to make clear to Karimov that any improvement of the country's relationship with Europe is dependent on him taking steps to fix the press freedom crisis. The European Union made clear it is committed to human rights in Central Asia in its 2009 plan, "The European Union and Central Asia: The New Partnership in Action."

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Internet censorship halts in Tunisia

January 19, 2011 2:45 PM ET

So much has happened in Tunisia since I last blogged on the large-scale phishing attacks against activists and journalists in the country. With the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and a new interim government in place, online censorship...

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