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In Madagascar, media torn along partisan lines

July 29, 2009 10:51 AM ET

"Are you sure about coming back here now?" My cousin in Antananarivo was a bit hesitant about the wisdom of my plan to visit the family while the political crisis was still weighing on the daily lives of Malagasy citizens....

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Chinese newspaper appeals Taiwan distribution ban

July 24, 2009 11:54 AM ET

China Daily filed an appeal on July 2, 2009, challenging the Taiwanese government's decision to revoke distribution rights of the Beijing-based English-language newspaper in Taiwan, according to international news reports. ...

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Anti-terrorism legislation further restricts Ethiopian press

July 23, 2009 5:35 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister: We are writing to express our serious concerns about legislation that would further restrict press freedom in Ethiopia and about an ongoing pattern of criminal prosecutions, administrative restrictions, and Internet censorship. We are concerned that these measures, which official rhetoric has publicly justified as policies to safeguard the "constitutional order," actually criminalize independent political coverage and infringe on press freedom as guaranteed by the Ethiopian Constitution. We call on you to use your influence to reverse this trend.

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Somaliland government increases attacks on press

July 22, 2009 4:34 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalist condemns the government's growing crackdown on the independent press in the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland as September presidential elections near. ...

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Venezuela moves to silence hundreds of broadcasters

July 22, 2009 3:42 PM ET

Dear Mr. Cabello: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by your recent announcement that regulators may revoke the concessions of 240 radio stations for failing to update their registration papers. We believe that this decision is yet another attempt by Venezuelan authorities to expand pro-government media, control the flow of information, and suppress dissent.

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Can China contain the microblog?

July 22, 2009 12:43 PM ET

Social networking sites are under increasing pressure in China. Someone seems to have realized just how difficult they are to monitor when it comes to breaking news....

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In Namibia seal hunt, journalists said to become prey

July 17, 2009 4:56 PM ET

July marks the start of seal hunting season in Namibia, where hunters will be allowed to kill more than 90,000 seals. British journalist Jim Wickens and South African cameraman Bart Smithers filmed the event near Cape Cross Colony on Thursday...

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Thai distributors block The Economist over article

July 16, 2009 3:03 PM ET

New York, July 16, 2009--Distributors blocked the July 4-10 edition of The Economist from entering Thailand for an article that covered the mounting threat of lese majeste complaints to the country's Internet freedom and freedom of expression, according to a local...

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Al-Jazeera suspended in the West Bank

July 15, 2009 5:56 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Palestinian Authority's decision today to suspend the operations of Al-Jazeera in the West Bank after the satellite channel aired a controversial interview on Tuesday. The suspension, according to a...

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In Sri Lanka, censorship and a smear campaign

July 14, 2009 2:31 PM ET

New York, July 14, 2009--The Sri Lankan government is continuing its offensive against the independent news media, blocking domestic access to a news Web site and smearing lawyers who are representing a leading newspaper....

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