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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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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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