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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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U.S. journalist held in Iran without charge

March 2, 2009 4:40 PM ET

New York, March 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Iranian government today to explain why it has held American freelance journalist Roxana Saberi for over a month without revealing her location or charging her with a crime....

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A glimpse of the hidden war in Sri Lanka

February 20, 2009 3:59 PM ET

"The government has barred independent journalists from travelling to the war zone"--the description of the Sri Lankan conflict has been among the most often-repeated for almost two years. News outlets want the latest pictures of the war in Sri Lanka...

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CPJ urges Zimbabwe to improve media climate

February 13, 2009 4:28 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister: The decision to form a unified government in Zimbabwe has created a welcome opportunity to address oppressive government decrees and media laws that have long stifled press freedom. Your party, the Movement for Democratic Change, has long made freedom of the press a central policy and you have repeatedly stated your aspirations to privatize the state-controlled media.

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