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Coalition challenges YouTube blocking in China

March 25, 2009 11:59 AM ET

The blocking of YouTube in China is "inconsistent with the rule of law and the right to freedom of expression," the Global Network Initiative said in a statement today. CPJ is a member of the Initiative, a coalition of information...

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Two Tibetans arrested amid ongoing media restrictions

March 18, 2009 4:09 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2009--Chinese public security officials in northwest Gansu province should release two Tibetan journalists detained in the past month or charge them with an offense, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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EU envoy urged to seek release of jailed Cubans

March 17, 2009 2:25 PM ET

Dear Mr. Michel: Your planned trip to Havana this week coincides with the sixth anniversary of Cuba's massive crackdown on independent journalists and dissidents. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on you to urge Raúl Castro's government to release the 21 journalists still jailed in Cuban prisons and extend the internationally guaranteed right of free expression to all Cubans.

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Under pressure, Pakistani cable carriers drop news channels

March 13, 2009 3:05 PM ET

New York, March 13, 2009--Amid widespread civil demonstrations and a growing political crisis, Pakistan's largest independent news broadcaster, Geo TV, was removed today from cable carriers in five major cities, Managing News Editor Azhar Abbas told CPJ....

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Can China make real changes in media policies for Tibet?

March 12, 2009 3:59 PM ET

Has the Chinese government learned a public relations lesson from its handling of the unrest in Tibet last year?...

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Madagascar media outlets raided during political crisis

March 10, 2009 4:17 PM ET

New York, March 10, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Saturday's ransacking of a TV and radio broadcaster by security forces in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. The raid was part of ongoing government efforts to censor independent media...

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China must address press freedom in Tibet

March 9, 2009 5:04 PM ET

New York, March 9, 2009--Chinese authorities in Tibet should open the region to foreign journalists and release imprisoned Tibetan journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Tuesday is the 50th anniversary of an uprising against Chinese rule....

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In CAR, private daily suspended for a month

February 25, 2009 3:12 PM ET

In a ruling issued on January 9, 2009, the state-run media regulator, the High Communication Council, suspended from circulation the private daily Le Citoyen for one month for allegedly violating journalism ethics, according to news reports and local journalists....

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Sudanese weekly heavily censored

February 25, 2009 2:31 PM ET

The Sudanese weekly Al-Maidan was not issued on February 10, 2009, because of official censorship, Abdul Qadir Muhammad, a reporter for the newspaper told CPJ in an e-mail. Muhammad wrote that the Sudanese security staff responsible for censorship omitted six...

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Swazi reporter gets apology amid allegations of sexism

February 19, 2009 4:10 PM ET

This week in the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland, the state-owned daily Swazi Observer reported that an official has apologized for summarily dismissing a female reporter from Parliament nearly two weeks ago. It was the latest in a controversy sparked by...

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