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Iraqi journalists harassed covering provincial elections

January 29, 2009 6:19 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2009--Journalists in at least three Iraqi cities were harassed on Wednesday as police, soldiers, prisoners, some government employees, and displaced persons kicked off the early voting phase of Iraq's provincial councils elections, according to local and...

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Radio station under siege

January 28, 2009 4:57 PM ET

New York, January 28, 2009--Plainclothes police surrounded the offices of a newly launched satellite radio station and detained one of its journalists on Tuesday, according to local journalists. Police continued their siege of the station today....

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Saudi prince threatens sports commentators

January 27, 2009 3:14 PM ET

Saudi Prince Sultan bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz made an unexpected phone call last week to a live talk show on a Saudi sports channel. The prince made the angry call to Al-Riyadiyya from Mascat, Oman, on January 17 after he'd...

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Police at fault over RNC journalist arrests, report finds

January 15, 2009 2:16 PM ET

A new report investigating conduct by St. Paul police during last summer's Republican National Convention faults them over their handling of journalists. But the St. Paul Police Department's response to the report raises questions over how the department will respond...

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Police block newspaper staff from entering offices

January 9, 2009 3:57 PM ET

New York, January 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed that the Albanian authorities today blocked the offices of the daily Tema, which recently published stories alleging official corruption....

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Media directors arrested over Jainism articles

January 8, 2009 3:37 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2009--B.V. Seetaram and his wife, Rohini, who head the media group Chithra Publications in Karnataka state, southern India, have been in judicial custody since Sunday in connection with two-year old criminal charges relating to their newspapers,...

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Security agents seize hospitalized editor

January 7, 2009 5:55 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2009--Kazakh authorities should immediately release Ramazan Yesergepov, ailing editor of the independent weekly Alma-Ata Info, who was seized from an Almaty hospital on Tuesday by government agents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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