Freelancer

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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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Zimbabwe's glimmer of hope for press freedom

August 5, 2009 6:17 PM ET

Some Zimbabwean journalists say 2003 was the most repressive year for independent journalists. Others claim it was 2008. But no one is yet claiming it was 2009 after a recent series of positive developments for the country's media....

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In Iran, five journalists released, two arrested

August 4, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2009--Five journalists have been released in Iran, including one on Monday who had been held for a year. The other four were picked up in the crackdown following the June 12 elections....

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In Brad Will killing, report fuels questions, controversy

August 3, 2009 9:30 PM ET

On July 26, the following headline appeared in Mexico's daily Milenio newspaper: "Canada: Will assassinated at point-blank range." Soon, similar headlines followed. The stories focused on a recent report by three Canadian investigators that sustains conclusions made by the Mexican...

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