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Ugandan reporters under police harassment

January 7, 2009 5:52 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the ongoing police persecution of two Ugandan journalists. The police's Media Offences Department has repeatedly interrogated the two over a story critical of the government's handling of an...

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In Tunisia, security agents intimidate reporters

December 31, 2008 2:34 PM ET

New York, December 31, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the intimidation of Tunisian journalists who tried to cover efforts Tuesday by the opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) to demonstrate against Israeli attacks on Gaza. Two journalists were assaulted and...

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BBC reporter charged with insulting the king

December 24, 2008 12:09 PM ET

New York, December 24, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ongoing legal harassment of BBC correspondent Jonathan Head. Police Lt. Col. Wattanasak Mungkandee filed a third criminal complaint this year against Head on December 23, alleging he had insulted...

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Guinean media at near-standstill after president's death

December 24, 2008 10:38 AM ET

With the death on Monday of Guinean President Lansana Conté, uncertainty hangs over what--or who--is to follow. Yet, as recently as last week, coverage of the poor health of the reclusive autocrat, who ruled this mineral-rich but poor West African...

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A dozen journalists detained, beaten at rally

December 22, 2008 5:02 PM ET

New York, December 22, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is incensed by the violent attack on journalists covering a Sunday demonstration in Vladivostok, the regional capital of Primorsky Krai in Russia's Far East....

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Media under fire as political conflict intensifies

December 1, 2008 3:48 PM ET

New York, December 1, 2008--As Thailand's political crisis deepens, the Committee to Protect Journalists urgently calls on both sides of the conflict to end their attacks on reporters and media outlets and allow all journalists to report freely on breaking...

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Spotlighting imprisonments, CPJ honors six press leaders

November 26, 2008 11:19 AM ET

New York, November 26, 2008 --The Committee to Protect Journalists honored five journalists with its 2008 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted journalists imprisoned worldwide. A Zimbabwean media lawyer who has successfully defended numerous journalists...

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Honored in Washington, editor wanted by police back home

November 20, 2008 1:19 PM ET

Washington, DATE \@ "MMMM d, yyyy" November 20, 2008--On the day Ugandan editor Andrew Mwenda was introduced here as a recipient of a CPJ International Press Freedom Award, police back home summoned the journalist for questioning over his magazine's hard-hitting...

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