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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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Day 7: Freelancers hostage in Somalia

August 29, 2008 10:53 AM ET

Today marks the seventh day that four media workers have been held hostage by an unknown group roughly 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of Mogadishu. Freelance journalists Amanda Lindhout, Nigel Brennan, and Abdifatah Mohamed Elmi, along with driver Mahad...

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Olympics: CPJ urges Bush to highlight jailed journalists

August 6, 2008 5:41 PM ET

CPJ wrote an open letter to President Bush today, calling on him to raise the issue of China's jailed journalists when he gets to Beijing. We put the current number of journalists behind bars at 26, which makes China...

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Olympics: An Olympian Challenge? Getting There

August 5, 2008 10:03 PM ET

Visas into China have been hard to get since early this year, when new policies were instituted. The tighter restrictions had already hit me in late February, when I tried to get a tourist visa to visit my wife's family...

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