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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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Press lawyer faces continued harassment

November 17, 2008 3:07 PM ET

New York, November 17, 2008--Authorities should halt harassment of media and human rights lawyer Harrison Nkomo, CPJ said today. Nkomo is awaiting word on whether he will face criminal charges after a client left Zimbabwe in the midst of a...

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CBS crew jumped in China

November 7, 2008 12:06 PM ET

Several week ago, I blogged about the risk of doing environmental reporting in repressive countries. Now we have a report from CBS News about a "60 Minutes" crew roughed up in China while reporting on toxic dumping....

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Intimidation, accusations should stop

October 6, 2008 1:57 PM ET

Unfounded government accusations have fueled a climate of fear, CPJ says in a letter to President Hugo Chávez Frías. ......

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