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Iran continues crackdown: Anchor pressured, writers jailed

January 4, 2010 4:09 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2010—The Iranian government continued an assault on the press as authorities have arrested at least six more journalists, upheld a long prison sentence against another, and barred a television anchor from returning to work. The Committee...

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Top Iranian journalists jailed in wake of Ashura protests

December 29, 2009 5:11 PM ET

New York, December 29, 2009—The Iranian government, struggling to silence the many critical voices in the country, has arrested at least 11 journalists since Sunday, including former International Press Freedom Award recipient Mashallah Shamsolvaezin and the prominent writer Emadeddin...

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Reporter who covered Yemeni unrest is held without charge

December 28, 2009 3:24 PM ET

New York, December 28, 2009—A Yemeni reporter is being held without charge after being arrested on Sunday while covering clashes between security forces and separatists in Yemen’s southern province of Dhala, according to local news reports. The arrest is the...

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Critical TV station suspended in Ecuador

December 23, 2009 1:23 PM ET

We issued the following statement today after Ecuadoran authorities took critical private broadcaster Teleamazonas off the air for three days on Tuesday. In a story aired in May, Teleamazonas reported that natural gas exploitation on Puná Island could force the...

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Journalists held, harassed in West Bank, Gaza

December 16, 2009 5:17 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the West Bank-based Palestinian Authorities to release a journalist detained since Monday and the Hamas-led government in Gaza to end harassment of journalists....

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Journalists beaten in Sudan after covering protests

December 16, 2009 12:10 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the detention and beating of several journalists who were attempting to report on clashes this week and last between government forces and protesters in Khartoum and the...

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Tunisian journalist loses 'airport immunity' after award

December 15, 2009 5:58 PM ET

My country’s international airport—as some may not know—has become the scene of the Tunisian regime’s score-settling with its opponents. Opponents are no longer banned from traveling; this is a move to promote the idea that they are “free.” However,...

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Newsweekly reveals twist in Colombian wiretapping scandal

December 15, 2009 10:15 AM ET

Last week’s cover story in the leading Colombian newsweekly Semana—known for investigations that have shaken the core of the administration of President Alvaro Uribe Vélez—revealed further evidence of illegal wiretapping of journalists by the Administrative Department of Security (DAS), the country’s national intelligence...

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Tunisian authorities mistreating imprisoned journalist

December 11, 2009 4:16 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the health and detention conditions of Tunisian journalist Taoufik Ben Brik and the flagrant and recurrent violations of his right to see his wife and lawyers....

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American journalist interrogated at Canadian border

December 2, 2009 2:59 PM ET

New York, December 2, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the detention and interrogation of a U.S. journalist crossing the border into Canada. News host Amy Goodman of the syndicated, community-oriented radio and television program "Democracy Now!" was detained on Nov. 25...

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