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Italian journalist killed as conditions deteriorate in Thailand

May 19, 2010 3:42 PM ET

New York, May 19, 2010—Freelance Italian photojournalist Fabio Polenghi was killed and three international journalists were among dozens of people injured today during clashes in Bangkok, according to international news reports. The fighting followed a military operation to clear an area occupied...

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Obama and Calderón need to address press crisis in Mexico

May 18, 2010 2:34 PM ET

New York, May 18, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón to put Mexico’s press freedom crisis on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting in Washington. CPJ also calls on Calderón to continue to advocate...

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Sudan shutters opposition paper, arrests three journalists

May 17, 2010 5:22 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Sudanese government’s decision to shut down opposition daily Rai al-Shaab and to arrest three of its journalists....

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Azerbaijan confiscates Norwegian footage on Fatullayev

May 7, 2010 5:23 PM ET

New York, May 7, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately investigate the illegal confiscation of footage and reporting from Norwegian television reporter Erling Borgen and cameraman Dag Inge Dahl on Thursday....

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At Lantos commission, CPJ details Russian press climate

May 6, 2010 1:01 PM ET

A bill pending in the Russian parliament would give state security alarming new censorship powers, CPJ’s Nina Ognianova told the Congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in testimony in Washington today. During a hearing on human rights issues in Russia, Ognianova...

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China's state secrets law leaves journalists exposed

May 5, 2010 5:50 PM ET

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted a revised state secrets law on April 29. The changes, which take effect October 1, put greater onus on media and telecommunications companies to defend state secrets and cooperate with authorities...

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State-owned Internet provider blocks Kazakh news sites

April 29, 2010 5:21 PM ET

New York, April 29, 2010—Kazakh authorities must order the state-owned Internet Internet provider Kazakhtelecom to immediately restore access to the independent news portal Respublika and the Web site of its sister publication Respublika-Delovoye Obozreniye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Is Brazil the censorship capital of the Internet? Not yet

April 28, 2010 3:32 PM ET

Last week, Google published its first set of global government request statistics, showing how many demands it receives to remove content from its servers or hand over private information on its users. Transparency by Internet companies about how much...

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Microsoft, piracy, and independent media in Kyrgyzstan

April 14, 2010 4:34 PM ET

When the independent television outlet Stan TV was raided by Kyrgyz financial police on April 1, authorities claimed they were investigating the use of unlicensed software. The timing of the raid implied a different motivation. As CPJ reported at...

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Rwanda shuts critical papers in run-up to presidential vote

April 13, 2010 4:39 PM ET

New York, April 13, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s decision by Rwanda’s Media High Council to suspend two independent weeklies just months prior to presidential elections. At a press conference, attended only by state broadcasters and the pro-government...

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