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One year after Sichuan, six after SARS, 33 after Tangshan

May 12, 2009 5:05 PM ET

One of our news alerts on Monday detailed the harassment reporters faced as they tried to cover the anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake, one of China's greatest natural disasters. Today, on the anniversary, newspapers marked the event with strong coverage....

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One year on, China stifles reporting on earthquake victims

May 11, 2009 4:00 PM ET

New York, May 11, 2009--After the recent harassment of several foreign journalists and the arrest of least one local writer, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Sichuan province to allow journalists to report freely in the...

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CPJ concerned by South Korean pressure on media

May 7, 2009 5:21 PM ET

Dear President Lee: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by your administration's increasing pressure on the Republic of Korea's media. The arrest on April 28 of four staff members with your country's second-largest broadcaster, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), is only the most recent step in what appears to be a broader effort to stifle independent reporting critical of government policies.

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Bouteflika urged to reverse Algerian press freedom abuses

April 20, 2009 10:15 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to protest the rising incidence of press freedom violations, many of which occurred during the recent electoral campaign that resulted in your re-election to a third term.

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Documentarian escorted off campus during ceremony

April 17, 2009 5:53 PM ET

On April 15, 2009, a documentary filmmaker was handcuffed and forcibly removed from the University of Southern California campus during a journalism awards ceremony. The filmmaker, John Ziegler, was led away by two USC Department of Public Safety officers after...

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Fiji should halt censorship and media expulsions

April 13, 2009 3:47 PM ET

New York, April 13, 2009--Fiji's interim government must relax its reporting restrictions after the government declared a 30-day state of emergency on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Three foreign reporters have since been ordered to be deported...

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CPJ calls for journalist security amid Thai protests

April 10, 2009 11:35 AM ET

New York, April 10, 2009--Both sides in Thailand's escalating political conflict should refrain from targeting the press and should guarantee the security of journalists covering the street protests that have paralyzed traffic in the capital, Bangkok, the Committee to Protect...

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Carcasses dumped at U.S. college editor's home

April 9, 2009 10:36 AM ET

Early in the morning of March 30, 2009, the decaying, mangled corpses of a slew of dead animals were left by the front door of a college editor's off-campus residence in Hillsdale, Michigan. The carcasses included one and a half...

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Border guards deny Romanian journalists entry to Moldova

April 8, 2009 5:42 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Moldovan authorities today to allow Romanian journalists to enter Moldova and report on anti-communist rallies that have swept Moldova's capital, Chisinau, since Monday. Approximately 10,000 protesters took to the...

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CPJ urges Israel to examine Gaza limits, military strikes

April 2, 2009 11:37 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges your government to examine the deeply disturbing press restrictions and military strikes on media facilities that occurred during the prior government's Gaza offensive in late 2008 and early 2009, and to take corrective action that brings official policies and practices in line with international standards.

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