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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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Young journalist held in Iran, 'a country I love so much'

July 2, 2009 5:16 PM ET

Iason Athanasiadis is still a young man at 30, but he's an old school, shoe leather journalist. "Journalism's deepest, most honest contributions inevitably spring from on-the-ground reporting, unencumbered by policy agendas in Washington, London, or other foreign capitals," writes Sandy...

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In Iran, newspapers censored, another reporter arrested

July 2, 2009 3:32 PM ET

New York, July 2, 2009--At least 24 journalists remain jailed in Iran, according to the latest CPJ research, while the government has instituted a broad and intrusive censorship regime....

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Lee, Ling supporters hold vigil to keep case in spotlight

June 25, 2009 5:46 PM ET

Last night, about 300 people gathered at San Francisco's Academy of Art University for a vigil for U.S. television journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. Today marks the 100th day of captivity in North Korea for the women, who were...

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CPJ testimony focuses on Russian impunity

June 25, 2009 5:27 PM ET

Nina Ognianova, CPJ's Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, provided testimony to the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on the pressing issue of impunity in journalist murders in Russia. The commission held a hearing this week on Russia's human rights...

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More journalists arrested in Iran; CPJ seeks their release

June 25, 2009 4:47 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2009--Iranian authorities should release all of the roughly 40 journalists and media workers who have been detained in the aftermath of the country's disputed June 12 presidential election, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Iranian...

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In summit, Obama should address Russian impunity

June 25, 2009 2:57 PM ET

Dear President Obama: In advance of your July 6-8 summit in Moscow with President Dmitry Medvedev, we'd like to draw your attention to the pressing issue of impunity in violent crimes against journalists in Russia. We ask you to place this issue on the agenda for your talks. Seventeen journalists have been murdered for their work or have died under suspicious circumstances since 2000. In only one case have the killers been convicted. In every case, the masterminds remain unpunished.

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Iranian newspaper raided, employees detained

June 23, 2009 5:59 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2009--Iranian security agents arrested about 25 employees of Kalameh Sabz, the reformist newspaper owned by presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, after raiding the paper's offices on Monday evening, according to local and international news reports. ...

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At least 13 jailed as crackdown enters second week

June 22, 2009 5:15 PM ET

New York, June 22, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to release all journalists detained in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election and to lift the onerous press restrictions that are choking information at a time...

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CPJ Impact

June 18, 2009 1:44 PM ET

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

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