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Prominent writer missing after being detained

December 11, 2008 5:25 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern for the welfare of prominent activist and writer Liu Xiaobo, who has not been heard from since authorities detained him in Beijing on Monday, according to his wife...

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Journalist jailed for sodomy article released

December 9, 2008 1:59 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a presidential pardon for a journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan who had been sentenced to six months in prison, in direct violation of the region's press law. ...

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Bailey colleagues hold detectives accountable

November 6, 2008 6:02 PM ET

The Chauncey Bailey Project is shaking up California authorities from Oakland to Sacramento, after alleging misconduct by police--including mishandling or withholding evidence by the chief detective investigating their colleague's murder. Evidence recently published by the project, a rare, ad hoc...

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Scared silent in Mexico

October 20, 2008 12:20 PM ET

The Maria Moors Cabot Prize is one of the greatest honors conferred on journalists covering Latin America. The black tie gala, which took place last Thursday at Columbia University's majestic Low Library, is like an annual reunion for journalists like...

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And then there was one ...

September 29, 2008 3:47 PM ET

Each year, CPJ compiles an annual census of journalists imprisoned around the world, and every year since 2001, the U.S has figured on this list of infamy. During this period, journalists have been imprisoned right here in this country for...

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Press freedom in the news 9/23/08

September 23, 2008 11:25 AM ET

Reuters is reporting that Iraqi Kurdistan's Parliament has passed a revised media law that protects the rights of journalists in the region and abolishes criminal defamation. CPJ travelled to the region in May to protest a much harsher version of...

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Press freedom in the news 9/9/08

September 9, 2008 11:09 AM ET

The San Francisco-based Web site Indy Media has posted another article about the arrests of journalists at the GOP Convention last week, with specific attention paid to the case of Democracy Now! reporter Amy Goodman. CPJ reported on the...

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Schumer pushes for release of journalist in Nigeria

September 4, 2008 10:50 AM ET

Freelance American journalist Andrew Berends and his translator, Nigerian Samuel George have been in the custody of Nigerian State Security Services in Port Harcourt since they were arrested on August 31. Berends, an award-winning filmmaker, legally entered Nigeria in April...

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