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Iraq shuts Al-Baghdadia after bloody church attack

November 2, 2010 4:18 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Iraqi authorities' decision to close down Al-Baghdadia TV offices in Iraq. The closure of the Cairo-based satellite channel was announced after it broadcast the demands of gunmen who attacked...

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Online freedom of expression in Latin America

November 2, 2010 3:12 PM ET

On his blog, El Oso, David Sasaki has just finished up the third and last part in his series, "Internet Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Latin America." It's a brilliant overview of current political and social pressures on...

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Uganda lifts ban on CBS, staff celebrates with caution

November 2, 2010 11:26 AM ET

Full, normal broadcasting of the Ugandan Central Broadcasting Service (CBS)--owned by Uganda's powerful traditional Buganda kingdom--resumed Monday after nearly 14 months of silence. While CBS staff welcomed their return to work, many recounted a tough year and questioned the nature...

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Malawi government bans weekly tabloid

November 1, 2010 5:22 PM ET

New York, November 1, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a government ban on the publication of Malawian weekly tabloid The Weekend Times today. In a letter dated October 28, the National Archives of Malawi issued an immediate suspension of...

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Morocco suspends Al-Jazeera operations indefinitely

November 1, 2010 3:51 PM ET

New York, November 1, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Moroccan authorities' decision to indefinitely suspend Al-Jazeera's reporting in Morocco. The government withdrew accreditations from Al-Jazeera staff. CPJ calls on the Ministry of Communications to rescind its decision....

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The Burmese Internet on the eve of election

October 28, 2010 11:24 PM ET

Burma tops CPJ's "10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger." With the scheduled general election in the country approaching, there have been reports of growing interference with both local and exiled journalists. As Burma enters the final stretch of the...

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Internet Blotter

October 27, 2010 5:29 PM ET

A powerful advocate for press and Internet freedom, Persephone Miel sadly passed away in June. The Pulitzer Center, in partnership with Internews, has launched a memorial fellowship in her name. How the Great Firewall of China breaks the global...

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Internet blotter

October 20, 2010 4:58 PM ET

CPJ protested the arrest of Bahrain blogger Ali Abdel Imam back in September -- The Wall Street Journal has a story on his continuing detainment. Activism around the imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan continues: PEN Canada is  focusing...

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How many beat the world's Net censors?

October 20, 2010 1:24 AM ET

Here's a great study by the Harvard's Berkman Center, estimating the actual usage of anti-censorship tools by Internet users in countries with pervasive website blocking.Berkman estimates that 3% or less of the total Net population in these countries bypass censorship...

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Internet Blotter

October 19, 2010 2:38 PM ET

Omid Memarian gives insight into the Iranian hardliner in-fighting that led to "blogfather" Hossein Derakhshan's arrest and sentencing.Pakistan blocks Facebook, but doesn't block militant jihadi sites.What happened when the authorities shut down the Internet in China's Xinjiang province."Deleted" Facebook photos...

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