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CPJ dismayed by decision of Brazilian court

December 11, 2009 2:42 PM ET

We issued the following statement today in response to yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Federal Tribunal, Brazil’s highest court, rejecting an appeal from the daily O Estado de São Paulo and its Web site Estadão in a case of censorship....

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Iran shuts another reformist newspaper

December 8, 2009 2:45 PM ET

New York, December 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Iranian authorities’ decision on Monday to shut the reformist daily Hayate No. The Press Supervisory Board revoked the license of the Tehran-based daily Hayate No “for working outside the regulations,”...

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Michoacán journalists under siege with nowhere to turn

December 7, 2009 5:41 PM ET

David Silva, the husband of abducted reporter María Esther Aguilar Cansimbe, ran his hand roughly across his forehead twice, then held his face, looked down, and said, “Every night it’s the same until 2 or 4 in the morning, waiting...

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Morocco silences the pens of its journalists

December 1, 2009 1:06 PM ET

On the eve of Hillary Clinton’s departure to Morocco for the Forum of the Future on November 3, CPJ urged her to “impress upon the Moroccan authorities that a free press is a crucial component of any free society.” The...

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Independent broadcasters harassed, taken off air in Ukraine

November 20, 2009 11:27 AM ET

New York, November 20, 2009—Authorities in Odessa, Ukraine, should immediately cease harassment of independent and pro-opposition broadcasters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officials from the Odessa Public Utility Service and mayor’s office have been physically obstructing the work...

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Singapore refuses to renew foreign journalist’s visa

November 19, 2009 12:30 PM ET

New York, November 19, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Singapore government’s refusal to renew British freelance journalist Benjamin Bland’s work visa and its rejection of his application to cover the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit...

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CPJ condemns suspension of six newspapers in Gabon

November 12, 2009 4:59 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the suspension of six private newspapers by the government-controlled media-monitoring body, the National Communications Council, in Gabon. The council announced the suspensions, which range from one to three months, on Tuesday...

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Shakeup at China’s leading investigative magazine

November 11, 2009 5:13 PM ET

You wouldn’t have heard it from her, but Hu Shuli resigned from her post as editor of Caijing magazine on Monday. The battle over political coverage and finances at Caijing (cai is  “finance” and jing is “economics”) had been reported...

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New Yemeni press court sentences, bans journalists

November 2, 2009 4:44 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to end the intensifying judicial and media campaign to silence critical journalists and eradicate press freedom....

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Toronto’s Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors

November 2, 2009 3:29 PM ET

A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International...

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