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Two journalists released, 12 still languish in Burma’s jails

September 22, 2009 3:37 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of two journalists as part of a mass amnesty in Burma, but calls upon the military-run government to release the other 12 reporters it still holds in detention. ...

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CPJ urges Iran to release journalists during Ramadan

September 16, 2009 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 16, 2009—As Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of compassion and forgiveness, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iranian authorities to release journalists who are...

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CPJ writes Karzai: Afghan journalists fear retribution

September 15, 2009 2:52 PM ET

Dear President Karzai: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about conditions for journalists in Kandahar. Long destabilized by efforts to defeat the Taliban, the southern province has become even more dangerous since the recent presidential elections. Besides the daily threat of being caught up in an attack by insurgent groups, several local journalists tell CPJ they fear beatings, detentions, or worse in retribution for their reporting.

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CPJ calls U.S. detention of Ibrahim Jassam unjust

September 2, 2009 3:01 PM ET

CPJ called on U.S. military forces to charge or release journalist Ibrahim Jassam, who has been imprisoned in Iraq for one year as of today. Jassam, a freelance cameraman and photographer working for Reuters, has not been charged with...

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Freelance photographer detained in southern Brazil

August 27, 2009 2:59 PM ET

On July 16, 2009, police detained freelance photographer Antônio Carlos Argemi while he was covering a protest outside the home of Rio Grande do Sul Governor Yeda Crusius in Porto Alegre, 834 miles (1,342 kilometers) southwest of Brasilia....

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Hopeless, a sister visits her imprisoned brother in Havana

August 26, 2009 12:53 PM ET

Graciela González-Degard is 72 years old. She has salt-and-pepper hair, long elegant hands, soft manners reminiscent of another era, and a bad knee that she blames on age. Once a Catholic nun, Graciela moved to the United States from...

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Foreign journalists face violence covering Afghan election

August 20, 2009 3:00 PM ET

"When we were in that car and he was pointing that gun at us ... I thought, 'We're done. We're not getting out of here alive.'"...

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Lawyers protest lack of access in Iran

August 14, 2009 4:36 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2009--In a letter addressed to the head of the Iranian judiciary, four defense lawyers protested that they were not allowed to attend the latest hearing, on August 8, in a mass trial in which more than...

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One journalist released in Iran, dozens remain behind bars

August 12, 2009 5:02 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the news that photojournalist Majid Saeedi has been released on bail in Iran, but remains concerned that he still faces charges. ...

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Moroccan newsweeklies confiscated over royal poll

August 10, 2009 1:02 PM ET

A bizarre case of press censorship arose recently in Morocco when authorities seized 100,000 copies of the country's two leading newsweeklies--TelQuel and its Arabic-language sister publication, Nichane--after they published the results of a poll in which Moroccans were asked to...

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