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CPJ background paper describes legal issues in Saberi case

May 9, 2009 8:30 AM ET

New York, May 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is issuing a background paper today that describes the legal issues surrounding the appeal of journalist Roxana Saberi, who is imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges. The appeal is expected to...

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Congolese governor urged to ensure journalist's safety

May 7, 2009 3:03 PM ET

Dear Governor Kahongya: We are concerned about the safety of journalist Tuver Wundi Muhindo following an armed attack on his home in the North Kivu capital of Goma on April 12. The incident followed the 2007 murder of Goma photojournalist Patrick Kikuku Wilingula, which is still unsolved. We call on you to use your influence to ensure authorities conduct a thorough and transparent investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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U.S. reporter found guilty of obstruction, faces 4 years in jail

May 6, 2009 5:03 PM ET

New York, May 6, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the prosecution of American reporter Diane Bukowski, who was found guilty on May 1 of two felony counts of resisting, obstructing, opposing, and endangering two Michigan state troopers...

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Russian editor hospitalized, police refuse to investigate

May 5, 2009 5:17 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2009--Authorities in Rostov-on-Don must launch a criminal investigation into a possible attack on the editor-in-chief of an independent newspaper who was found unconscious with a head wound in the early morning of April 30...

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CPJ alarmed by press violations in Iraqi Kurdistan

May 5, 2009 10:52 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Barzani: The Committee to Protect Journalists would like to bring to your attention the deterioration of press freedom in Kurdistan. There has been an alarming wave of politically motivated criminal lawsuits filed against mostly independent journalists as well as blatant violations of the region's new press law. The law has no provisions for jail terms for journalists, but journalists are still being imprisoned.

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NABJ honors persecuted Zimbabwean journalist

May 1, 2009 9:58 AM ET

On Thursday, the U.S.-based National Association of Black Journalists announced the winner of its 2009 Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalists Award: Zimbabwean journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere. Half a world away, however, Manyere, left, lingered in a hospital in the capital, Harare,...

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Life and liberty: Press freedom's fight on two fronts

April 30, 2009 11:30 AM ET

The leading indicators of press freedom--journalists killed and journalists jailed for their work--have headed in the wrong direction for much of this decade, CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said during a Capitol Hill conference on press security hosted by the...

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Saberi remains on hunger strike in Iranian prison

April 27, 2009 3:26 PM ET

Iranian-American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi, left, who was sentenced to eight years in prison by an Iranian Revolutionary Court on charges of spying for the United States, remains on a hunger strike that she started a week ago. Her father, Reza...

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Documentary captures a fixer's harsh reality

April 27, 2009 3:12 PM ET

In New York, the Tribeca Film Festival showed a strong documentary, The Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi, on Sunday. After the screening, I moderated a panel that featured director Ian Olds and Naqeeb Sherzad, a close friend of Ajmal,...

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