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China blocks Twitter before Tiananmen

June 2, 2009 1:45 PM ET

"Twitter is a new thing in China. The censors need time to figure out what it is. So enjoy the last happy days of twittering before the fate of YouTube descends on it one day," veteran Chinese blogger Michael Anti told the...

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Tiananmen briefing: Gate to press freedom closed in 1989

June 1, 2009 11:32 AM ET

The events of 1989, which culminated on June 3 and 4 when the army opened fire on civilians trying to block its approach to the main site of protests at Tiananmen, the "gate of heavenly peace," are dismissed as riots...

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In Sudan, vast censorship and a repressive press bill

May 29, 2009 3:23 PM ET

New York, May 29, 2009--Sudanese media have suffered multiple blows in recent months as parliament considers a harshly repressive press bill and authorities impose an exceptional level of censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Malawi opposition radio station still off the air

May 27, 2009 4:26 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2009--A magistrate in Malawi should allow an opposition radio station sealed by police during general elections on May 19 to reopen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ also called on authorities to drop criminal...

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Gabon targets media over coverage of Bongo's health

May 27, 2009 2:36 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the government of Gabon's crackdown on independent media coverage of President Omar Bongo's hospitalization and potential succession issues. Bongo, Africa's longest-serving head of state, has been in a...

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CPJ appeals to Yemen to end crackdown on media

May 22, 2009 12:30 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to express its concern about your government's recent crackdown on media outlets that have covered civil unrest in the southern part of Yemen.

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Malawi journalists detained during presidential election

May 19, 2009 5:04 PM ET

New York, May 19, 2009--Authorities in Malawi should immediately release three journalists arrested today in a police raid on an opposition radio station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The country is holding general elections between today and Thursday....

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No news on Zhao is good news for Communist Party

May 15, 2009 2:11 PM ET

News of the coming posthumous publication of Zhаο Ziyаng's memoirs hit the stands this week--outside China, anyway. Local media did not cover the story on Friday, and officials have yet to comment. Neither the Chinese nor the English version of...

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Tunisia tries to oust head of journalist syndicate

May 13, 2009 4:42 PM ET

New York May 13, 2009--Tunisian government efforts to force out the president of a critical journalists union is part of a campaign to eliminate independent media in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Censorship continues to suppress Fiji's media

May 13, 2009 2:44 PM ET

New York, May 13, 2009--Fiji's military government, which has been questioning several local journalists in custody, should immediately rescind emergency regulations censoring the island nation's media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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