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Learning to read the tea leaves: Reporting in China

July 31, 2009 5:13 PM ET

While the general trend in China is toward a more open environment, there is a tendency toward "soft harassment" by police, who threaten retribution to sources and news assistants for helping foreign journalists rather than interfering directly with the journalists...

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In Iran, more journalists arrested and freed

July 31, 2009 3:19 PM ET

New York, July 31, 2009--Iran's official news agency claimed that a prominent filmmaker arrested Thursday has been released, but there is no independent confirmation. Two other documentarians detained at the same time remain in custody, according to international news reports....

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Journalists face trial in Iran as arrests continue

July 30, 2009 5:06 PM ET

New York, July 30, 2009--After more than a month of detention, several journalists may face trial beginning on Saturday on charges of "sending pictures to enemy media." Three documentary filmmakers were arrested today, bringing the total of journalists currently held...

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Political group attacks photojournalist covering Indian elections

July 24, 2009 12:39 PM ET

A group of political supporters attacked freelance photojournalist Jay Mandal at an election rally in Nandigram, West Bengal, India, on May 5, 2009, according to news reports and the New York-based South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). ...

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As media arrests mount, Iran solidifies a dishonor

July 22, 2009 4:15 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2009--The ‎Committee to Protect Journalists has confirmed the detentions of another four journalists in Iran. CPJ research shows the continuing arrests have solidified Iran's dishonorable standing as the world's leading jailer of journalists....

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Photos by Majid Saeedi, jailed in Iran

July 22, 2009 10:00 AM ET

Among the dozens of journalists detained in Iran is Majid Saeedi, a freelance photographer working for Getty Images. Jonathan Klein, the photo agency's co-founder and CEO, describes Saeedi as a "dedicated photojournalist" who was simply trying to document events in...

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CPJ Impact

July 17, 2009 2:18 PM ET

July 2009News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Jailing the messengers in Iran

July 17, 2009 10:40 AM ET

My friend and colleague Iason Athanasiadis spent three weeks in an Iranian prison last month. In the ongoing roundups of journalists since the June 12 election, Iason has seen his own friends and colleagues thrown in jail, including Majid Saeedi,...

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In Iran, six journalists arrested, one sentenced to jail

July 13, 2009 4:35 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2009--The Iranian authorities have arrested six more journalists--cementing the country's position as the world's worst jailer of journalists--and sentenced another on Sunday to eight years in prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran is world's top jailer of journalists

July 7, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2009--With at least 30 journalists currently in prison, Iran replaces China as the world's worst jailer of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ called on the Iranian authorities to release all journalists who...

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