Elections

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Audio report: Impunity on trial in the Philippines

November 10, 2010 12:00 AM ET

In our special report, "Impunity on trial in the Philippines," CPJ examines the troubled prosecution of defendants in the 2009 massacre of more than 30 journalists and media support workers in Maguindanao province. Among other problems, CPJ found that...

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Government threatens press in pre-election Tanzania

October 28, 2010 11:06 AM ET

As the October 31 national elections draw near, Tanzania's media is in a frenzy trying to cover the close race between the two leading presidential candidates. But government threats and draconian media laws may be getting in the way...

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Press freedom deteriorates in pre-election Egypt

October 7, 2010 5:07 PM ET

New York, October 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the deterioration of press freedoms in Egypt ahead of November's parliamentary elections and next year's presidential vote. In particular, CPJ is concerned over the firing on Tuesday of...

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Ugandan station still closed, an ill omen for election

October 1, 2010 2:48 PM ET

More than a year has passed since the government-influenced Broadcasting Council summarily closed the popular Central Broadcasting Service, or CBS. The council closed the station in September 2009 as riots were erupting in response to the government's decision to...

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Burma's exile media hit by cyber-attacks

September 27, 2010 2:00 PM ET

Bangkok, September 27, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by cyber-attacks against three exile-run Burma news outlets, Irrawaddy, Mizzima News, and the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have shut Irrawaddy's main...

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Prominent online journalist arrested in Bahrain

September 7, 2010 4:34 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bahraini authorities to release Ali Abdel Imam, a leading online journalist who was arrested Saturday on charges of spreading "false information." The arrest is the latest in the government's...

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Bahrain gags press as it cracks down on opposition

August 31, 2010 5:02 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2010--Bahrainian prosecutors have banned journalists from reporting on the detentions of dozens of opposition activists, according to news accounts. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to lift the censorship order immediately....

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Court in Venezuela bans violent photos in newspapers

August 18, 2010 5:12 PM ET

New York, August 18, 2010--A Venezuelan court's decision to ban print media from publishing images of violence is an attempt to censor news coverage of widespread crime in the weeks leading up to the September 26 legislative elections, the Committee...

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In Rwanda election, no critical domestic press

August 9, 2010 4:17 PM ET

"No one but you!" supporters of President Paul Kagame have shouted at recent election rallies with many waving the red, white, and blue flags that symbolize the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front party, according to local and international reports. But...

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After election, will Sri Lanka improve press record?

January 27, 2010 1:40 PM ET

Sri Lanka’s Department of Elections today declared incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa the winner of the presidential election with almost 58 percent of the vote. The situation is still tense as his opponent, former Gen. Sarath Fonseka, threatens a lawsuit to challenge...

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