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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Somalia

February 10, 2009 12:13 AM ET

Anarchic violence gripped a nation sadly accustomed to chaos and suffering as a weak federal government sought to fend off insurgencies in the south and central parts of the country. Two reporters were killed in the southern port city of...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Sri Lanka

February 10, 2009 12:12 AM ET

A 2002 cease-fire between the predominantly Sinhalese government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which claims territory for an ethnic Tamil homeland, was abandoned in January. Ethnic Tamil journalists perceived as supporting independence have long been under murderous...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: United States

February 10, 2009 12:06 AM ET

U.S. government actions against journalists abroad continued to sully the nation’s image. Authorities finally freed two long-detained journalists, one in Iraq and the other at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, without ever charging them with a crime or producing any evidence to...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Zimbabwe

February 10, 2009 12:01 AM ET

President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party, startled by balloting that threatened their 28-year rule, unleashed a brutal crackdown on opposition supporters and the press. Veteran journalist Geoff Hill described the weeks between the first round of voting in March...

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A twisting road to Canada for a Chinese journalist

February 9, 2009 5:54 PM ET

From his prison cell, veteran Chinese journalist Jiang Weiping wrote a poem to his daughter, Jennifer, which included the lines: "Though the road home has many twists and turns / Your daddy believes that we will be reunited soon." She...

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Radio director stabbed; 2nd journalist attacked in 4 days

February 9, 2009 3:49 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Saturday's brutal knife attack on Hassan Bulhan, director of a local radio station in the central town of Abudwaq....

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Newspaper editor attacked in Moscow region

February 5, 2009 5:55 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2009--Russian authorities must launch a serious investigation into an evident attack on Yuri Grachev, editor of pro-opposition weekly Solnechnogorsky Forum, who is hospitalized with a concussion, broken nose, and lacerated cheek, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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CPJ calls on Medvedev to address impunity

February 4, 2009 3:49 PM ET

Dear President Medvedev: CPJ is outraged by the January 19 murder of Anastasiya Baburova, the 25-year-old freelance correspondent for the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta who was gunned down in broad daylight in downtown Moscow, along with human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov.

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Remembering Eloy Aguilar

February 3, 2009 10:05 AM ET

Being a foreign correspondent means living between two worlds. You are an outsider, a foreigner. But you are also insider, with unprecedented access to those in power. You become part of the country in which you live, participating in the...

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Jailed Cuban journalist protests inhumane conditions

February 2, 2009 4:08 PM ET

Fabio Prieto Llorente, one of 21 independent journalists jailed in Cuba, has been outspoken in describing the inhumane and unsanitary conditions in which he and others have been held. On Wednesday, he began a hunger strike to call attention to...

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