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One year after Sichuan, six after SARS, 33 after Tangshan

May 12, 2009 5:05 PM ET

One of our news alerts on Monday detailed the harassment reporters faced as they tried to cover the anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake, one of China's greatest natural disasters. Today, on the anniversary, newspapers marked the event with strong coverage....

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Editors detained, special press court established in Yemen

May 12, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an ongoing campaign to suppress independent journalism in Yemen and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to immediately bring it to a halt and order the release of two detained bloggers....

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One year on, China stifles reporting on earthquake victims

May 11, 2009 4:00 PM ET

New York, May 11, 2009--After the recent harassment of several foreign journalists and the arrest of least one local writer, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Sichuan province to allow journalists to report freely in the...

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Yemeni editor held incommunicado, critical newspaper sued

May 8, 2009 5:19 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2009--Amid an increasing crackdown on the media in Yemen, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Yemeni authorities to disclose the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held incommunicado since May 4 after...

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CPJ concerned by South Korean pressure on media

May 7, 2009 5:21 PM ET

Dear President Lee: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by your administration's increasing pressure on the Republic of Korea's media. The arrest on April 28 of four staff members with your country's second-largest broadcaster, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), is only the most recent step in what appears to be a broader effort to stifle independent reporting critical of government policies.

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CPJ alarmed by Yemen government's newspaper censorship

May 7, 2009 2:58 PM ET

New York, May 7, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the Yemeni government's decision to ban at least eight newspapers that have covered unrest in the southern part of the country. ...

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Government seizes newspaper offices in Yemen

May 4, 2009 3:59 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2009--After confiscating thousands of copies of a critical independent newspaper, authorities laid siege today to the paper's offices in Aden, Yemen. The daily, Al-Ayyam, has been covering the ongoing conflict in the country's southern region. ...

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Media caught in the middle of Thai conflict

April 29, 2009 2:44 PM ET

The media have become part and parcel of Thailand's intensifying political conflict: Two privately held satellite television news stations are openly aligned with competing political street movements, and state-controlled outlets are under opposition fire for allegedly misrepresenting recent crucial news...

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CPJ testimony: Access denied in Sri Lankan conflict

April 22, 2009 5:51 PM ET

On Tuesday, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission convened a hearing on Sri Lanka. The impetus was the disintegrating human rights situation in the northeastern "no fire zone." CPJ was invited to testify about attacks on Sri Lankan journalists and the fact that...

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Mission Journal: Mysterious raid draws new concerns

April 22, 2009 11:43 AM ET

On March 2, 2006, Kenyan state agents conducted a commando-style midnight raid on the Standard Group, owner of an independent daily and KTN Television in the capital, Nairobi. The agents seized computers and tapes, vandalized a printing press, and burned...

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