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In Iran, restrictive media landscape further deteriorates

December 23, 2009 2:47 PM ET

New York, December 23, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Iranian authorities censored coverage of the death of a leading reformist cleric, shut down yet another reformist newspaper this week, and continue to arrest journalists....

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Prominent Kyrgyz journalist killed in Kazakhstan

December 22, 2009 5:23 PM ET

New York, December 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Kazakh authorities today to thoroughly investigate the apparent murder of visiting Kyrgyz journalist Gennady Pavlyuk. Pavlyuk, at left, who is better known by his pen name, Ibragim Rustambek,...

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My experience at the deadly Hotel Shamo bombing

December 17, 2009 5:05 PM ET

Mohamed Olad Hassan, at left, a reporter for the BBC and The Associated Press, and chairman of the Somali Foreign Correspondents Association, recounts his experience covering a deadly ceremony in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Olad narrowly escaped death after a...

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Meeting in the Roosevelt Room on Human Rights Day

December 11, 2009 1:20 PM ET

Did you miss it? Yesterday was the 61st anniversary of the United Nation General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Barack Obama, as he was leaving for Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, declared December 10 Human Rights Day....

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The story of Dhondup Wangchen, filmmaker jailed in China

December 10, 2009 10:45 AM ET

On the same day that historic protests started by monks in Lhasa began and were to sweep all over Tibet in the subsequent months, Dhondup Wangchen was nearly 3,000 kilometers away in Xian, in China's Shaanxi province. It was...

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Explosion kills three Somali journalists in Mogadishu

December 3, 2009 5:06 PM ET

New York, December 3, 2009—Three journalists were among the victims of a suicide bombing at a Benadir University graduation ceremony in Mogadishu today. At least 22 people were killed at Hotel Shamo, including three government ministers, by suspected Islamic...

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Kidnapped journalists are freed in Somalia

November 25, 2009 2:41 PM ET

We issued the following statement after confirming the release today of Canadian freelance reporter Amanda Lindhout and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan, both held in Somalia since August 2008......

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Singapore refuses to renew foreign journalist’s visa

November 19, 2009 12:30 PM ET

New York, November 19, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Singapore government’s refusal to renew British freelance journalist Benjamin Bland’s work visa and its rejection of his application to cover the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit...

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Paul Steiger's challenge: Double your donation to CPJ

November 16, 2009 2:48 PM ET

We want to thank all of you who responded to the challenge set out by our chairman, Paul Steiger, calling on individuals who care about independent media to support CPJ. His e-mail has already generated an unprecedented response, but we...

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Free Speech Protection Act could slow 'libel tourism'

November 16, 2009 10:57 AM ET

Free press advocates in Britain are looking to a bill stuck in the U.S. Congress for moral support in the fight to reform England’s draconian defamation laws. The U.S. bill, the Free Speech Protection Act 2009, is itself the product...

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