Freelancer

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For Zimbabwean journalist Saize, the absurd is routine

March 14, 2011 10:34 AM ET

For 37-year-old Zimbabwean freelance journalist Sydney Saize, left, enduring arrest and assault has become absurdly routine--and the circumstances routinely absurd. Take his most recent detention, in February. Saize was reporting on a mundane criminal case in Mutare, capital of...

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Angolan journalist gets year in prison for defamation

March 3, 2011 3:52 PM ET

New York, March 3, 2011--A court in Angola's southwestern province of Namibe sent a journalist to prison today without due process over his coverage of a sexual harassment scandal that implicated the province's top judicial official, according to local...

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CPJ calls on Uganda to protect journalist shot by soldiers

February 23, 2011 2:55 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting of a freelance journalist by Ugandan soldiers on February 18, the day of parliamentary and presidential elections. Soldiers shot and injured freelance journalist Julius Odeke near Bugusege, eastern...

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Kidnapped Japanese freelancer released in Afghanistan

September 7, 2010 4:29 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the weekend release of Japanese freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, who spent more than five months in captivity in Afghanistan. Tsuneoka's kidnappers released him to the Japanese Embassy on Saturday...

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Attacks on the rise in India’s Orissa state

August 3, 2010 9:09 AM ET

Everything, it seems, is growing in India. Bucking global trends, India’s media are expanding rapidly, reaching into the hinterlands following a wave of development and growing literacy. Industrial development is expanding, with explosive growth of mining and natural resource extraction. In...

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Ugandan photographers take heat after fire at royal tombs

March 18, 2010 6:34 PM ET

It seemed like déjà vu. Another major protest erupts in Uganda and journalists face the wrath of authorities and the public alike. Tensions between the government and the traditional kingdom of the Baganda, the largest ethnic group based in...

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Government increases pressure on Uzbek journalists

February 17, 2010 10:07 AM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply disturbed by your government’s intensified pressure on independent journalists in Uzbekistan.

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African journalists face increasing risk for foreign outlets

February 16, 2010 5:32 PM ET

“I didn’t wear the bulletproof jacket and helmet that Reuters gave me,” explained veteran Somali journalist Sahal Abdulle to a packed crowd at Nairobi’s Serena Hotel for CPJ’s launch of Attacks on the Press. “It didn’t seem right when...

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Press freedom, new media in Tokyo

February 16, 2010 8:56 AM ET

CPJ’s six-city launch of Attacks on the Press began today in Tokyo, where we hosted a panel discussion with Maria Ressa of ABS-CBN TV in the Philippines, Asahi Shimbun deputy foreign editor Nobuyoshi Sakajiri, NHK Middle East correspondent Nobuhisa Degawa, CPJ...

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On way to Olympic protests, reporters stopped at border

February 12, 2010 2:50 PM ET

New York, February 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reported border incidents involving journalists attempting to enter Canada from the United States to cover protests and other events related to the Olympic Games, which begin tonight....

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