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Three newspapers shut down in Iran

October 6, 2009 3:50 PM ET

New York, October 6, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian authorities’ decisions to revoke the licenses of three reformist newspapers on Sunday and Monday. ...

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As combat raged, local reporting was stifled

October 6, 2009 9:35 AM ET

Yesterday, I reported on the plight of Behroz Khan and Rahman Bunairee, two Pakistani journalists whose homes were destroyed by militants. Many other journalists in the North West Frontier Province, or NWFP, faced grave dangers and were forced to...

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In Pakistan conflict, grave risks for reporters

October 5, 2009 9:25 AM ET

The September 30 Daily Times in Pakistan headlined a story “Peace being gradually restored in Swat,” although daily skirmishes continue between the military and militants. A few days earlier, a massive car bomb in the heart of Peshawar killed...

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Government suspends VOA service in Puntland

October 2, 2009 2:39 PM ET

New York, October 2, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the suspension on Thursday of three Voice of America (VOA) reporters in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in northeastern Somalia. Puntland’s Deputy Minister of Information Abdishakur Mire Adan issued...

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Moroccan paper closed amid increasing attacks on press

September 30, 2009 4:47 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the closure of a Moroccan independent daily amid an escalating government campaign to silence critical journalists. On Tuesday, police prevented Taoufik Bouachrine, managing publisher and editor of the daily Akhbar...

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National Day censorship intensifies in China

September 30, 2009 2:22 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2009—National Day celebrations on Thursday will be marred by extensive media restrictions in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The public holiday marks the founding of the People’s Republic of China by the Chinese...

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Honduran radio station goes online after suspension

September 29, 2009 6:03 PM ET

Early Monday morning, military and police personnel forcefully shut down the Tegucigalpa-based Radio Globo under a decree by the de facto government that suspends civil liberties, CPJ reported. Today, Honduran and international media outlets said the radio station was being...

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Honduras must allow pro-Zelaya broadcasters to reopen

September 28, 2009 3:19 PM ET

New York, September 28, 2009—The interim government of Honduras must immediately allow two private broadcasters loyal to ousted President Manuel Zelaya to return to the air, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officials, acting under a new decree that...

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National Day triggers censorship, cyber attacks in China

September 22, 2009 4:07 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2009—The Chinese government should stop censoring Web sites and protect Internet users from cyber attacks in advance of upcoming National Day celebrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. October 1 marks the 60th anniversary of...

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Kazakh authorities seize embattled weekly’s print run

September 18, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the seizure of the print run of one of the few remaining independent newspapers in Kazakhstan, which is set to take control of a leading security and human rights organization....

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