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Ugandan station still closed, an ill omen for election

October 1, 2010 2:48 PM ET

More than a year has passed since the government-influenced Broadcasting Council summarily closed the popular Central Broadcasting Service, or CBS. The council closed the station in September 2009 as riots were erupting in response to the government's decision to...

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In Yemen, brutal repression cloaked in law

September 29, 2010 12:05 AM ET

In the past two years, the Yemeni government has taken legislative and administrative steps to further restrict free expression. Coupled with longstanding tactics of violent repression, President’s Saleh administration is creating the worst press climate in two decades. A CPJ...

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Audio report: Yemen repression cloaked in law

September 29, 2010 12:03 AM ET

In our special report, “In Yemen, brutal repression cloaked in law,” CPJ discusses the Yemeni government's escalating censorship tactics. Here, CPJ's Mohamed Abdel Dayem highlights the violent closing of Al-Ayyam, an independent daily, and the charges leveled against its...

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Russian police selectively target media's 'pirated' software

September 20, 2010 4:36 PM ET

Western companies that venture into Russia ought to remember this police rule: "Everything you say can and will be used against you." In this particular case--any attempt to bring civilized rules to the Russian market game could, instead, turn into...

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'A Somali journalist's life is short anyways'

September 14, 2010 2:39 PM ET

In August, Shabelle Media Network, one of Somalia's leading independent broadcasters, did something incredibly brave--they rebroadcast news and music that the BBC's Somali-language service beams to the war-torn Horn of African nation in defiance of a ban imposed by hard-line militant Islamist rebel groups Al-Shabaab and...

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Disdaining press freedom, Kazakhstan undermines OSCE

September 13, 2010 6:30 PM ET

President Nazarbayev’s government promised reforms in exchange for gaining chairmanship of the OSCE. But the reforms never materialized and now, as a summit approaches in Astana, the OSCE is risking damage to its own reputation. A CPJ special report by...

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Thailand pressures FCCT to cancel press conference

September 13, 2010 5:05 PM ET

Bangkok, September 13, 2010--The Thai government acted inappropriately in pressuring the Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) to cancel a press conference that would have criticized Vietnam, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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India restricts reporters in Jammu-Kashmir

September 13, 2010 4:45 PM ET

New York, September 13, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the provincial government of Jammu and Kashmir to allow journalists to cover the widespread civil unrest in the troubled region....

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Korea Times: Censorship on pro-NK websites tightens

September 11, 2010 4:40 AM ET

The Korea Times documents the disturbing increase in censorship of writing about North Korea, with the police forcing website operators to remove 42,787 pro-North Korean comments. This may be due to an increase in North Korean government attempts to...

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Bahrain gags press as it cracks down on opposition

August 31, 2010 5:02 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2010--Bahrainian prosecutors have banned journalists from reporting on the detentions of dozens of opposition activists, according to news accounts. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to lift the censorship order immediately....

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