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CPJ urges EU leaders to take action in Cuba

June 15, 2009 9:33 AM ET

Dear Sirs: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you, as the president of the European Council and President of the European Commission, to take concrete steps to ensure that Cuba complies with the 2008 EU human rights conditions by immediately releasing the 22 journalists currently jailed and by granting freedom of expression and information to all Cubans.

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Canada, Australia should step up efforts to free captives

June 11, 2009 4:48 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the Canadian and Australian governments to work for the immediate release of two freelance journalists who have been held captive in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, since August....

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CPJ, JFO cite press freedom abuses in Iraq

June 10, 2009 11:45 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister al-Maliki: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) would like to bring to your attention several issues that harm press freedom in Iraq. In recent months, our organizations have documented a number of assaults and instances of harassment committed by government officials against journalists in various parts of the country under the control of Iraq's central government.

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As Cairo speech nears, concerns for Obama

June 1, 2009 9:14 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing ahead of your scheduled speech in Cairo on June 4 to bring to your attention important matters that are crucial to the long-term success of your stated goal of engaging the people--and not just the regimes--of the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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Kidnapped journalists in Somalia reportedly ill

May 26, 2009 5:17 PM ET

New York, May 26, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is very concerned about the well-being of two captive journalists, a Canadian and an Australian, who urged their respective governments to work harder for their release in a phone call with...

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French journalist released after 17 months in prison

May 21, 2009 5:17 PM ET

On May 7, 2009, the Court of Criminal Appeal in Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast, confirmed the provisional release of French freelance photojournalist Jean Paul Ney, who had been detained on anti-state charges since December 2007 in the Maison d'Arrêt et de Correction d'Abidjan prison. French Secretary...

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Philippine journalist alleges he is on military 'hit list'

May 20, 2009 2:47 PM ET

New York, May 20, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Philippines government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to clarify an accusation made by freelance journalist Carlos Conde that his name appeared on a 2007 official Armed...

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CPJ Impact

May 19, 2009 4:15 PM ET

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

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An Iraqi journalist in America: Fastening my seatbelt

May 19, 2009 3:52 PM ET

It's been almost a month since I arrived in the United States. Oddly, I haven't felt homesick or strange here even though this is my first time ever outside Iraq. I was born in Baghdad in 1986. I never lived...

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Roxana Saberi released from prison in Iran

May 11, 2009 1:38 PM ET

New York, May 11, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the release today of freelance journalist Roxana Saberi, and called on the Iranian government to safeguard the rights of several other journalists currently in jail....

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