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Nazarbayev urged to curb politically motivated lawsuits

March 30, 2009 1:24 PM ET

Dear President Nazarbayev: CPJ would like to draw your attention to your government's selective and politically motivated use of civil libel lawsuits against critical journalists and their publications. In a trend that fosters self-censorship, intolerant public officials target critical news outlets with defamation lawsuits that result in crippling damages.

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Uribe, courts hold critical journalists in contempt

March 27, 2009 11:11 AM ET

Daniel Coronell's name didn't come up in a hearing this week on Capitol Hill, even though CPJ had just learned that a Colombian court had ordered the arrest of the respected Canal Uno TV reporter and normal">Semana magazine columnist over...

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Ivorian editor abruptly jailed in libel case

March 20, 2009 4:23 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2009--Ivorian authorities on Thursday abruptly jailed a journalist who was scheduled to appear in court next week on libel charges related to a column critical of the government, according to local journalists and press reports. The...

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Reports say North Korea has detained U.S. journalists

March 19, 2009 4:35 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2009--Diplomats in China, North Korea, and the United States should cooperate to ensure the safe release of two journalists and a guide reportedly detained by North Korea while working near the country's border with China, the...

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CPJ presses Tunisia on poor press freedom record

March 19, 2009 2:16 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you on the eve of the 53rd anniversary of Tunisia's independence from France to end an ongoing cycle of repression of critical journalists and media outlets. We ask that you abide by the commitment you have made repeatedly since coming to power in 1987 to promote freedom of expression. The last time you reiterated this commitment was in November 2008 at a rally in Tunis marking the 21st anniversary of your ascent to power.

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CPJ concerned about state of press freedom in Mauritania ‎

March 18, 2009 5:22 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2009--The military junta in Mauritania must immediately halt its increasing persecution of critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt must halt campaign against bloggers

March 13, 2009 12:48 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: CPJ is writing to protest the relentless campaign of persecution against Internet journalists and bloggers by Egypt's various security services. Regrettably, the routine harassment and detention of bloggers, according to CPJ research, is only one element of an overall decline in press freedom in Egypt in recent years.

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Swazi columnist criticizes king, gets fined ... in cows

March 11, 2009 6:12 PM ET

About two weeks ago, traditional authorities in the mountain kingdom of Swaziland slapped the nation's most outspoken political columnist, Mfomfo Nkambule, with a fine--to be paid in cows--for criticism of the administration of King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute ruler....

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Belarusian journalist harassed, denied press accreditation

March 5, 2009 5:24 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Belarusian authorities to renew work credentials for Andrzej Poczobut, a local correspondent for Poland's largest daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, and to investigate recent harassment of him and his family in...

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Azerbaijani journalist harassed by security agents

February 24, 2009 4:31 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2009--A journalist who went to interview the minister of the Ministry of National Security (MNB) in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on February 20 was blindfolded and interrogated for hours, according to local news reports. The Committee...

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