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Journalists interrogated over article on Moroccan king

September 4, 2009 4:17 PM ET

New York, September 4, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Moroccan authorities to end an investigation of two journalists who have already been interrogated for 40 hours over an article about the health of the king. Authorities have repeatedly...

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Gabon election marred by media censorship

September 1, 2009 5:21 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Gabonese government censorship and restrictions on media coverage of Sunday's presidential elections, including denials of accreditation to at least four international journalists....

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Zambian paper's staff summoned on contempt charges

August 31, 2009 5:45 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2009--A magistrate in Zambia issued a summons today for the entire editorial staff of the southern African country's largest independent newspaper to appear in court on Wednesday on contempt charges, according to local journalists and news...

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Freelance photographer detained in southern Brazil

August 27, 2009 2:59 PM ET

On July 16, 2009, police detained freelance photographer Antônio Carlos Argemi while he was covering a protest outside the home of Rio Grande do Sul Governor Yeda Crusius in Porto Alegre, 834 miles (1,342 kilometers) southwest of Brasilia....

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After advocacy, Tunisian sees end of cruel punishment

August 24, 2009 1:43 PM ET

The government's cruel treatment of Tunisian journalist Abdallah Zouari came to an end on August 1, a reminder that even the most autocratic regimes will yield to international pressure for press freedom. Zouari, a former reporter for the now-defunct Islamic...

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Afghan police beat, detain journalists during election

August 20, 2009 4:16 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2009--Security forces obstructed, assaulted, and detained Afghan and foreign journalists in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan today, enforcing an official gag order on news of violent incidents during the presidential election. A spokesman for President Hamid...

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Foreign journalists face violence covering Afghan election

August 20, 2009 3:00 PM ET

"When we were in that car and he was pointing that gun at us ... I thought, 'We're done. We're not getting out of here alive.'"...

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After al-Qaeda report, Kenyan police harass Star

August 18, 2009 12:07 PM ET

New York, August 18, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalist is concerned Kenyan police are attempting to intimidate journalists at the private daily, The Star, to reveal their sources for a June 20 article that said the Kenyan Anti-Terrorism Police Unit...

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In Niger, two journalists detained ahead of referendum

August 3, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2009--Two Nigerien editors whose weekly newspapers reported on corruption charges involving the national human rights commission have been in police custody since Saturday, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Journalists repeatedly attacked at Honduran online daily

July 23, 2009 3:46 PM ET

Unidentified individuals harassed and attacked journalists working at the Tegucigalpa offices of the online daily Hondudiario.com three times in two weeks, according to CPJ interviews and local news reports. Though the attacks appeared to be robberies, the daily's director told...

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