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Ivorian editor abruptly jailed in libel case

March 20, 2009 4:23 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2009--Ivorian authorities on Thursday abruptly jailed a journalist who was scheduled to appear in court next week on libel charges related to a column critical of the government, according to local journalists and press reports. The...

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Blogger dies in Iran's Evin prison

March 19, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today  for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prison‎. ...

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CPJ awardee Mtetwa faces possible arrest in Zimbabwe

March 13, 2009 2:14 PM ET

New York, March 13, 2009--The Zimbabwean attorney general's office should halt a baseless criminal investigation into human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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For investigative reporters, many risks and some answers

March 13, 2009 1:13 PM ET

Reporters who dig up carefully buried facts about those in power can easily find themselves in danger. In countries where a tradition of watchdog journalism has not yet taken hold, the risks of practicing investigative reporting can be real and...

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CPJ seeks aggressive probe into Jawed Ahmad killing

March 11, 2009 1:49 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2009--After the deadly attack on freelance journalist Jawed Ahmad in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an aggressive investigation into the murder in order to put...

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Major news outlets issue statement on Saberi

March 10, 2009 2:42 PM ET

Seven major news organizations including NPR, ABC, and the BBC issued a joint statement on behalf of Roxana Saberi, a U.S.-Iranian freelance journalist who is currently being held in Tehran's Evin prison. The outlets asked that "one or more international...

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CPJ calls for Iranian president's intervention in Saberi case

March 9, 2009 11:49 AM ET

New York, March 9, 2009--With an American journalist now in an Iranian jail for more than five weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists called for the charges against her to be made public and for the Iranian government to ensure...

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CPJ circulates petition for release of Roxana Saberi

March 5, 2009 3:00 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists has seen a groundswell of support for Roxana Saberi, an American journalist who is being held without charge at Tehran's Evin prison, through its Facebook petition. Saberi, 31, was detained at...

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U.S. journalist held at Tehran's Evin prison

March 3, 2009 2:17 PM ET

New York, March 3, 2009--A spokesman for Iran's judiciary said at a press conference today that freelance U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi is being held at Tehran's Evin prison, where political prisoners are routinely detained, according to international news reports. Saberi...

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