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Afghanistan forbids reporting attacks during election

August 19, 2009 2:34 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2009--The Afghan government should lift orders issued Tuesday for a media blackout on election-related violence during Thursday's presidential polls, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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In Iran, newspaper censored and two journalists out on bail

August 18, 2009 3:23 PM ET

New York, August 18, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the government's censorship of the daily newspaper Etemad e Melli on Monday....

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China's Green Dam finally cracks

August 17, 2009 2:56 PM ET

The Chinese government backed away on Thursday from its attempt to mandate censorship software, "Green Dam" and "Youth Escort," on personal computers, a move that was previously delayed. Ministry of Industry and Information Technology official Li Yizhong denied there was...

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Ethiopia pushes Kenyan TV to drop report on rebels

August 10, 2009 4:14 PM ET

Last week, the Ethiopian government tried to force private Kenyan broadcaster Nation Television (NTV) to drop a four-part exclusive report on separatist rebels in southern Ethiopia. NTV aired the first two parts of "Inside Rebel Territory: Rag-Tag Fighters of the Oromo Liberation Front," which...

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Moroccan newsweeklies confiscated over royal poll

August 10, 2009 1:02 PM ET

A bizarre case of press censorship arose recently in Morocco when authorities seized 100,000 copies of the country's two leading newsweeklies--TelQuel and its Arabic-language sister publication, Nichane--after they published the results of a poll in which Moroccans were asked to...

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In Iran, journalist association closed down, more arrested

August 6, 2009 3:48 PM ET

New York, August 6, 2009--Officials shut down the office of the Association of Iranian Journalists in Tehran on Wednesday night, just after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in for a second term, according to international news reports. ...

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Zimbabwe's glimmer of hope for press freedom

August 5, 2009 6:17 PM ET

Some Zimbabwean journalists say 2003 was the most repressive year for independent journalists. Others claim it was 2008. But no one is yet claiming it was 2009 after a recent series of positive developments for the country's media....

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For RFI, static in Kinshasa

August 3, 2009 1:09 PM ET

Like many radio listeners in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, I tune to Radio France Internationale (RFI) on 93.4 FM or 105 FM. But beginning on July 24, the frequencies carried nothing but static. It was...

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Democratic Republic of Congo bans RFI

July 30, 2009 1:23 PM ET

New York, July 30, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities today in the Democratic Republic of Congo to lift a ban on the FM broadcasts of Radio France Internationale (RFI) across the Central African country. The government silenced...

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CPJ urges Moroccan king to reform media restrictions

July 29, 2009 11:49 AM ET

Your Majesty: On the eve of the 10th anniversary of your ascent to the throne, the Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express our disappointment with the continued use of the courts to suppress freedom of expression. International human rights groups praised Morocco around the time of your ascension to the throne for having made significant steps toward the rule of law. Unfortunately, just a few years later it was among the 10 nations worldwide where press freedom had deteriorated the most.

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