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At least 13 jailed as crackdown enters second week

June 22, 2009 5:15 PM ET

New York, June 22, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to release all journalists detained in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election and to lift the onerous press restrictions that are choking information at a time...

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CPJ alarmed by DRC's ban on RFI broadcasts

June 19, 2009 10:42 AM ET

Mr. President: We are alarmed by the government's decision to indefinitely ban FM broadcasts of Radio France Internationale (RFI) in the eastern cities of Bunia and Bukavu. We call on you to use your influence to reverse these rulings, which we believe deprive residents of eastern Congo of access to diverse sources of information about the conflict in their region.

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Iran censors newspapers amid unrest

June 18, 2009 4:35 PM ET

New York, June 18, 2009--With street demonstrations continuing in Tehran, Iranian authorities expanded censorship, banning the publication of two newspapers. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the authorities to lift the bans and to allow international reporters to...

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Iran should allow journalists to cover opposition rallies

June 17, 2009 3:35 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the Iranian government to lift all restrictions on foreign journalists and allow them to cover Thursday's planned rallies in support of defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi....

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Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests

June 16, 2009 4:21 PM ET

New York, June 16, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to prevent news coverage of protests over the disputed presidential...

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Iranian authorities crack down on media

June 15, 2009 4:30 PM ET

New York, June 15, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an end to the Iranian authorities' ongoing crackdown on media following the disputed re-election of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. ...

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Seeing red over green: China to install censorship software

June 12, 2009 2:10 PM ET

China's announcement that personal computers sold from July 1 must carry Internet-filtering software pre-installed by the manufacturer should be a flashing red light to journalists and defenders of free expression online....

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Looking at Tiananmen as a 'development opportunity'

June 5, 2009 3:35 PM ET

The English-language version of the state newspaper Global Times raised eyebrows on Tuesday with an article headlined, "Evolution of Chinese intellectuals' thought over two decades." The opinion piece included a quote from an academic referencing the "June 4 incident"--a departure...

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Tiananmen: It's raining censorship

June 4, 2009 3:30 PM ET

It's hot in Beijing this time of year. An umbrella can serve as a convenient protection from the sun. Back in the spring of 1989, hundreds of umbrellas filled Tiananmen Square like makeshift shelters--until the army deployed tanks and guns...

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Eritrean president slams 'CIA-financed' media

June 2, 2009 5:25 PM ET

Last week, President Isaias Afeworki of Eritrea, Africa's leading jailer of journalists, discussed press freedom during an extensive interview with Swedish broadcaster TV4. Afeworki, a revered guerrilla commander who led this Red Sea country to nationhood in 1993, banned Eritrea's...

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