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In China, a debate on press rights

October 19, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Chinese journalists are speaking out more often to protest attacks, harassment, and arrests. The discussion of press rights—and the central government’s stance—may foretell the future of broader reforms in China. A CPJ special report by Madeline Earp...

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In Gabon, censorship lingers from 2009 vote

October 18, 2010 10:17 AM ET

In Gabon, more than a year after the historic and contested presidential elections won by Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, the main radio and television stations of Ondimba's two main opponents still face administrative obstructions imposed during the polls, according...

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In China, more calls for media freedom

October 15, 2010 4:24 PM ET

Today, members of China's Communist Party Central Committee met in Beijing to open a three-day discussion on the country's next five-year development plan. And while they're unlikely to openly debate a recent letter by 23 senior Party members, which...

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PEN, CPJ call attention to Mexico press crisis

October 14, 2010 3:30 PM ET

"Tell them not to kill me!" pleads a man in the opening lines of a fascinating tale of violence with the same title by one of Mexico's most esteemed writers, Juan Rulfo. It is, sadly, the same cry for...

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Communist Party elders urge end to China's censorship

October 13, 2010 3:56 PM ET

Twenty-three senior Communist Party members have published a letter calling for sweeping reforms of China's media censorship policies. "Our core demand is that the system of censorship be dismantled in favor of a system of legal responsibility," the letter said, according...

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Somaliland obstructs UK satellite station

October 8, 2010 4:38 PM ET

New York, October 7, 2010--Authorities in Somaliland should immediately lift a suspension order imposed against the UK-based satellite broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The order bars the station's correspondents from reporting in the breakaway republic...

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China seeks to block news of Liu's Nobel

October 8, 2010 3:52 PM ET

New York, October 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Chinese government to end its pointless attempts to block the news by blacking out domestic and foreign media coverage of the Norwegian Nobel Committee's announcement awarding jailed...

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Using new Internet filters, Afghanistan blocks news site

October 6, 2010 6:32 PM ET

Until recently, Afghanistan's Internet has been notably free of government censorship. That stems largely from the limited impact and visibility of the Net domestically: The Taliban banned the Internet during its rule, and despite a recent boom in use,...

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Wordpress: Helping journalists under cyber-attack

October 5, 2010 11:46 AM ET

Blog hosting site Wordpress.com have just announced a great new feature which is also a simple way that hosting companies can help journalists under attack online. The blogging hosting site now lets you automatically redirect your old Wordpress web address...

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Ecuador, facing police revolt, censors news coverage

October 1, 2010 4:10 PM ET

New York, October 1, 2010--As a police rebellion threw Ecuador into chaos on Thursday, the government of President Rafael Correa ordered local radio and TV stations to interrupt programming and carry state news broadcasts. A dozen reporters were injured...

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