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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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Reporters crowd Zeta during Tijuana 'Attacks' launch

February 11, 2009 2:31 PM ET

The border city of Tijuana, where drug-related violence left almost a thousand people dead in 2008, has had a strong military presence since the government of President Felipe Calderón deployed the Mexican army to fight powerful drug cartels. It can...

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Attacks on the Press 2008: Writing Credits

February 10, 2009 12:06 PM ET

AFRICA The country summaries in this chapter were written by Africa Program Coordinator Tom Rhodes and Research Associate Mohamed Keita. AMERICAS Country summaries in this chapter were written by Senior Program Coordinator Carlos Lauría, Senior Research Associate María Salazar, Washington...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Introduction

February 10, 2009 12:59 AM ET

By Joel Simon In 2008, the numbers of journalists killed and jailed both dropped for the first time since the war on terror was launched in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. This is welcome news, but it is...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Afghanistan

February 10, 2009 12:54 AM ET

The security situation deteriorated as reporters came under increasing threats, both political and criminal in nature. At least three foreign correspondents and two local reporters were kidnapped across the country, not only in the provincial areas that became exceedingly...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Africa Developments

February 10, 2009 12:53 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Belarus

February 10, 2009 12:47 AM ET

In a February visit to Belarusian State University, President Aleksandr Lukashenko bluntly outlined his regime's press policy. "Media hold a weapon of a most destructive power," Lukashenko told journalism students, "and they must be controlled by the state."...

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