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Security forces harass Pakistani newspapers

October 2, 2009 12:05 PM ET

The Urdu daily Asaap said Frontier Corps forces were posted outside its offices on August 1, 2009, questioning staff about connections with local insurgents, according to local news reports. The Frontier Corps is a local paramilitary unit stationed to quell...

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Online journalist harassed, threatened in Moscow

September 30, 2009 5:23 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2009—Moscow police must immediately investigate and bring to an end a campaign of harassment orchestrated in part by a pro-Kremlin organization against online journalist Aleksandr Podrabinek, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls for end to Tunisian campaign against Al-Jazeera

September 24, 2009 11:39 AM ET

New York, September 24, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Tunisian government-backed smear campaign against the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite television station. The campaign has had a negative impact on freedom of expression in Tunisia....

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Russian journalist faces forgery charges in Georgia

September 18, 2009 3:21 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Georgian authorities to drop criminal charges against the Tbilisi bureau chief for the Russian news agency RIA Novosti and allow him to work without fear of harassment. According to RIA...

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Malaysian news Web site harassed over protest coverage

September 15, 2009 5:31 PM ET

New York, September 15, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the recent official harassment of Malaysiakini, a widely read online news site that has faced persistent threats from government authorities over its 11-year history. ...

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CPJ seeks comprehensive inquiry in Clarín tax raid

September 11, 2009 3:08 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2009—Two hundred tax agents raided the offices of Argentina’s largest daily, Clarín, on Wednesday after the paper ran a cover story alleging that a government agency improperly granted a farm subsidy, the local press said. The...

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CPJ testifies on China's media controls

September 10, 2009 3:15 PM ET

Madeline Earp, CPJ Asia research associate, testified in Washington today before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at a public hearing on “China’s Media and Information Controls: The Impact in China and the United States.” ...

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Radio Horyaal director, jailed in Somaliland, should be freed

September 9, 2009 4:07 PM ET

New York, September 9, 2009—Police should release Mohamed Osman, director of Radio Horyaal, who has been held without charge since his arrest on Saturday outside parliament in Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway republic of Somaliland, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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In Tunisia, court orders transfer of syndicate board

September 8, 2009 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Tunisian court’s decision to recognize a pro-government board of the National Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists (NSTJ). Police today physically evicted members of the previous independent board from the syndicate’s...

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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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