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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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Journalist and translator freed in Afghanistan

November 12, 2009 4:28 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2009—A Norwegian freelance journalist and an Afghan colleague were released Thursday after nearly a week in captivity in eastern Afghanistan, according to international news reports....

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Obama should press Chinese for release of jailed journalists

November 10, 2009 4:53 PM ET

Dear President Obama: We are heartened by news reports that you plan to talk to Chinese leaders about human rights and related issues when you visit the country next week. On World Press Freedom Day in May, you specifically raised the cases of two of China’s jailed journalists—Shi Tao, imprisoned for allegedly “leaking state secrets,” and Hu Jia, behind bars for alleged “incitement to subvert state power.” Both men remain jailed, and we ask that you now press for their immediate release.

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Burmese authorities detain freelance journalist

October 29, 2009 3:33 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns and calls for the immediate release of freelance journalist and blogger Pai Soe Oo, who was detained by government authorities on Wednesday for questioning. ...

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Just off Freedom Square in Yemen

October 27, 2009 4:10 PM ET

Swathed in the traditional black face veil, or niqab, Yemeni women brandish banners with images of disappeared and imprisoned journalists. Every Tuesday, in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a, Tawakul Karman, chairwoman of Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC), leads these...

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