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Journalists charged, police raids continue in Belarus

January 3, 2011 5:51 PM ET

New York, January 3, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the European Union today to condition its diplomatic relations with Belarus on the release of all recently arrested journalists and the halt of official Minsk's crackdown on the...

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A defiant Azerbaijan rebuffs Fatullayev appeal

December 30, 2010 2:16 PM ET

New York, December 30, 2010--Azerbaijan's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev's motion to be freed pending his appeal of a drug conviction, the Turan news agency reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists has concluded the drug charge...

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Unexpected departure: From jail to exile

December 28, 2010 10:00 AM ET

It was about 4 in the afternoon on July 8 when the official assigned to me at Toledo Prison, where I'd been locked up for nearly five years, came running to get me. He was in such a hurry...

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Journalists held by Belarus KGB face up to 15 years in prison

December 23, 2010 10:32 AM ET

New York, December 23, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by the ongoing detention and potential prosecution of Belarusian journalists Natalya Radina, editor of the pro-opposition news website Charter 97, and Irina Khalip, local correspondent for the Moscow-based independent newspaper Novaya...

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CPJ Impact

December 22, 2010 4:32 PM ET

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, December 2010 2010: Setting records and strengthening protection of the pressAs the Committee to Protect Journalists nears its 30th anniversary in 2011, the organization has made strides in expanding its reach, solidifying concrete assistance...

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Belarus arrests, sentences journalists in crackdown

December 21, 2010 4:51 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the prison sentences handed down to journalists who reported on post-election protests in Belarus, and the anti-media rhetoric by President Aleksandr Lukashenko....

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After officials are criticized, DRC radio host is arrested

December 21, 2010 4:30 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2010--Authorities should immediately release Congolese radio journalist Robert Shemahamba, who has been held in the eastern city of Uvira since Friday in connection with a political program critical of local officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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The good times are gone for Burundi's press

December 20, 2010 5:13 PM ET

After 2006, Burundi's government and media relations seemed promising. The airwaves had been open to private broadcasters for years; the president held frequent press conferences, and the government commended the unified press for its professional 2010 pre-election coverage. "The...

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Being a Cuban journalist: Harassed, repressed, and jailed

December 14, 2010 9:50 AM ET

The president of the tribunal looked to his right and said, "The prosecutor has the floor." With a serious voice he pronounced the sentence: "The prosecutor ratifies the request for perpetual imprisonment for the accused, Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona,...

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Mission Journal: Behind bars in Burundi

December 13, 2010 2:15 PM ET

"They like me in here," editor Jean-Claude Kavumbagu said of his fellow prisoners. But sub-Saharan Africa's only jailed online journalist still pays protection money to stay safe in Bujumbura's Mpimba Prison.The Net Press editor has been here since police arrested him on July...

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