Harassed

1358 results arranged by date

At Tolo and other Afghan media, pressure from all sides

July 22, 2009 10:19 AM ET

With elections due on August 20, pressure is mounting on Afghan journalists, and it's coming from all sides. The International Federation of Journalists helped organize a meeting in Kabul last week to draw the fractious journalists' community together; there are...

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Media harassed in Brazzaville after disputed election

July 17, 2009 3:17 PM ET

New York, July 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the harassment of international journalists covering this week's disputed presidential elections in Republic of Congo.On Wednesday, police smashed the camera of videographer Marlène Rabaud of France 24 while...

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In Zambia, bogus charges filed against Post reporter

July 15, 2009 4:47 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the arrest of Zambian journalist Chansa Kabwela on bogus charges of circulating obscene materials. ...

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Tunisia must end reprisals against critical journalists

July 15, 2009 10:48 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: As Tunisia's October presidential and parliamentary elections draw closer, the Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to you for the second time in four months to protest reprisals against critical journalists and their families. It is inconceivable that free and fair elections can take place in an environment in which independent media are harassed and silenced. We urge you to honor your oft-stated commitment to promote free expression, and we ask that you instruct your government to allow our colleagues to perform their work unhindered.

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In Sri Lanka, censorship and a smear campaign

July 14, 2009 2:31 PM ET

New York, July 14, 2009--The Sri Lankan government is continuing its offensive against the independent news media, blocking domestic access to a news Web site and smearing lawyers who are representing a leading newspaper....

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Venezuelan journalists leave Honduras after harassment

July 13, 2009 4:40 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2009--A group of Venezuelan journalists with the regional television network Telesur and the state-owned station Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) left Honduras on Sunday after being detained and harassed in the capital, Tegucigalpa. The Committee to Protect...

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China must allow free reporting and Internet in Urumqi

July 7, 2009 3:30 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2009--Authorities in northwestern Xinjiang should stop the harassment of journalists reporting on ethnic rioting and restore Internet access in the regional capital, Urumqi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Lively debate on the state of press freedom in Managua

July 2, 2009 2:53 PM ET

Minutes after I woke up to get ready for the presentation of a CPJ report on press freedom conditions in Nicaragua, I turned on the TV. Nicaragua was shaken by the sudden death of Managua's mayor, Alexis Arguello, who was...

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After Honduran coup, reporters detained, signals blocked

June 30, 2009 4:07 PM ET

New York, June 30, 2009--Honduran military personnel briefly detained seven journalists, temporarily shut down several local broadcasters, and intermittently blocked the broadcast signals of international news channels in the aftermath of the weekend coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. The...

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In Qaddafi case, court hands down harsh judgment

June 29, 2009 5:43 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Moroccan court decision today to impose fines and damages on three independent dailies for "publicly harming" Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, above, and "injuring his dignity."...

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