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Tunisia's Radio Kalima shuttered; staffers harassed

February 12, 2009 5:26 PM ET

Ever since Radio Kalima staffers launched their new station on January 26, Tunisian plainclothes police have done everything they can to suppress the newly launched satellite radio station: besieging the offices for several days, threatening a managing editor with a...

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Algerian author's ‎manuscript confiscated

February 10, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Algerian police confiscated journalist Mohamed Benchicou's new manuscript, The Journal a Free Man, from a printing plant in Blida, south of Algiers. In a statement posted on several news Web sites, Benchicou said security forces raided the printer and ordered...

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Journalists allege assault aboard ship near Gaza

February 6, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Israel to return confiscated news footage of its navy allegedly firing on and boarding a ship on Thursday. Journalists who were on board say they filmed Israeli soldiers assaulting...

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Fighting back against Thai censorship

February 4, 2009 10:54 AM ET

Thailand's Internet--once open and free--is fast morphing into one of Asia's more censored cyberspaces. But a new group of concerned Thai citizens, known as the Thai Netizen Network (TNN), is bidding to turn back the tide of government censorship through...

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Radio show cancellation sparks controversy in Argentina

February 2, 2009 5:09 PM ET

The recent cancellation of a radio show hosted by prominent Argentine broadcast journalist Nelson Castro, a harsh critic of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration, sparked immediate controversy. Electroingeniería, the company that owns the Buenos Aires-based Radio Del Plata, announced...

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After the cease-fire in Gaza

January 20, 2009 5:51 PM ET

Although Israeli military operations have officially come to an end in Gaza, access for journalists has improved only marginally. Despite a December 31 ruling by Israel's Supreme Court (on the fifth day of military operations) to allow eight journalists to...

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CPJ urges Olmert to lift Gaza press ban

January 17, 2009 8:11 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Olmert: Since the Israeli military campaign began last month, international journalists have been denied independent access to Gaza. With the declaration of a cease-fire, we urge your government to immediately lift the ban and allow international journalists to independently report on events in Gaza.

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Medvedev, endangered sheep, and online controls

January 16, 2009 3:23 PM ET

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has tried to create an image apart from his mentor Vladimir Putin. Medvedev claims to support civil liberties, vows to combat corruption, and likes to speak about press freedom. In his first State of the Nation...

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Vietnamese leader urged to roll back online restrictions

January 16, 2009 2:35 PM ET

Dear President Triet: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by new online content restrictions that appear to be part of a stepped-up official campaign to suppress and intimidate reporters, editors, and commentators.

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The threat of soft censorship

January 16, 2009 2:27 PM ET

In many countries around the world, what is known as "soft-censorship" has replaced outright repression as the favored means of controlling the media. Governments in these countries use state advertising to reward favorable coverage and punish dissenters. Sometimes they simply...

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