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In Pakistan's frontier, echoes of a 2006 murder

October 8, 2009 9:24 AM ET

Local reporters like those in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Swat, and Mingora are crucial to accurate, fully formed news coverage. Their importance was evident in August, when reports began to emerge that prominent Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud had been...

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It's an honor

October 6, 2009 12:33 PM ET

Yesterday, CPJ received the Thomas J. Dodd Prize for International Justice and Human Rights at an outdoor ceremony at the University of Connecticut. It was one of those perfect, crisp fall mornings in New England with a strong wind...

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A journalist in the hands of Somali pirates

October 1, 2009 11:30 AM ET

Shadows of emerging skyscrapers in a neighborhood in Nairobi come alive as the sun glides down the western horizon. I am walking down one of the deserted streets in the city’s Eastleigh shantytown. Lately, Eastleigh has become a contradiction...

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U.S. reporter faces 'insult' suit in Brazil air crash aftermath

September 29, 2009 3:42 PM ET

New York, September 29, 2009—U.S. freelance journalist Joe Sharkey, who covered a 2006 plane crash in Brazil in which he was a passenger, faces an onerous civil defamation suit for comments he said were wrongly attributed to him. On the...

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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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