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CPJ urges Ethiopia's Zenawi to pursue press reforms

February 16, 2010 4:43 PM ET

Mr. Prime Minister: We are writing to draw your attention to conditions that undermine press freedom as guaranteed in Article 29 of the Ethiopian Constitution. We would welcome your leadership in furthering reform by working for the repeal of draconian provisions in recent antiterrorism and media legislation.

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On revolution's anniversary, Iran stifles Internet

February 11, 2010 11:45 AM ET

New York, February 11, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government’s attempt to slow down the Internet and block text messaging ahead of expected demonstrations during today’s 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution....

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Kazakh court censors at request of president’s son-in-law

February 4, 2010 5:33 PM ET

New York, February 4, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a court order issued on Monday that banned all Kazakh media and printing houses from publishing “any information that discredits the honor and dignity” of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s son-in-law, a...

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New Iraq media rules reflect return to authoritarianism

February 4, 2010 4:06 PM ET

New York, February 4, 2010—An Iraqi government plan to impose restrictive rules on broadcast news media represents an alarming return to authoritarianism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ denounced the rules and called on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki...

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Saudi operator Arabsat takes Iran’s Al-Alam network off air

February 3, 2010 4:30 PM ET

New York, February 3, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called for Saudi-run satellite operator Arabsat to return to air the Iranian-owned Arabic-language satellite channel Al-Alam, which stopped broadcasting January 27 without prior notice, according to international news reports. In...

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In Russia, Novaya Gazeta server disabled

February 1, 2010 12:37 PM ET

We issued the following statement today in response to sustained distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the server hosting the Web version of the independent Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta; the Web site has been disabled since January 26 according to newspaper...

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Journalists in Sri Lanka face intimidation, censorship

January 29, 2010 1:36 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that journalists in Sri Lanka have been subjected to government intimidation, arrests, censorship, and harassment in the aftermath of this week’s presidential election. ...

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After election, will Sri Lanka improve press record?

January 27, 2010 1:40 PM ET

Sri Lanka’s Department of Elections today declared incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa the winner of the presidential election with almost 58 percent of the vote. The situation is still tense as his opponent, former Gen. Sarath Fonseka, threatens a lawsuit to challenge...

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Sri Lankan Web sites blocked amid election

January 26, 2010 12:26 PM ET

We issued this statement today after journalists in Sri Lanka told CPJ that access to several independent Web sites had been blocked as the country finished voting in presidential elections......

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Venezuela bars RCTV, 5 other stations from cable, satellite

January 25, 2010 5:13 PM ET

New York, January 25, 2010—Venezuelan regulators have ordered cable and satellite operators to stop carrying one of the country’s best known broadcasters, RCTV International, along with five other stations, alleging that the broadcasters violated a requirement to air President Hugo...

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