Freelancer

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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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Bouteflika urged to reverse Algerian press freedom abuses

April 20, 2009 10:15 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to protest the rising incidence of press freedom violations, many of which occurred during the recent electoral campaign that resulted in your re-election to a third term.

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In Iran, Roxana Saberi sentenced to eight years in prison

April 18, 2009 7:21 AM ET

New York, April 18, 2009--An Iranian court convicted journalist Roxana Saberi of espionage and sentenced her to eight years in prison today following a closed, one-day trial earlier this week, according to international news reports. Her lawyer said he will...

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Saberi appears in a closed Revolutionary Court trial

April 14, 2009 2:35 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2009--Iranian authorities must ensure that journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been charged with espionage, is treated fairly and justly, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Iranian-American freelancer, who was arrested in late January, appeared...

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Two imprisoned journalists released in Azerbaijan

April 9, 2009 3:04 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2009--Following today's release of independent journalists Sakit Zakhidov and Asif Marzili in Azerbaijan, the Committee to Protect Journalists urged Azerbaijani authorities to free the remaining journalists serving jail terms on trumped-up criminal charges. ...

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Azerbaijani court orders editor jailed on defamation charge

April 8, 2009 5:20 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2009--A district court in Baku has sentenced Asif Marzili, editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Tezadlar, to one year in prison on charges of defaming managers and professors of Azerbaijan International University, the Azeri Press Agency reported....

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Newseum honors fallen colleagues

March 31, 2009 5:23 PM ET

After each name was read aloud, the ring of a bell resonated through the studio auditorium that included many relatives, friends, and colleagues of the journalists whose names were being added to the Newseum Journalists Memorial. Some, like Tom Borrelli...

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Another Russian journalist beaten in Moscow Region

March 20, 2009 5:25 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2009--Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate the March 12 beating of Maksim Zolotarev, an editor at the independent newspaper Molva Yuzhnoye Podmoskovye in the town of Serpukhov, Moscow Region, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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