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Iran sentences two journalists to long prison terms

December 3, 2009 11:58 AM ET

New York, December 3, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the sentencing of Hengameh Shahidi and Saeed Laylaz, two prominent journalists, to extended prison terms. Shahidi was sentenced on Monday to six years and three months in...

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Letter to Ahmadinejad: Release the hikers

December 2, 2009 2:30 PM ET

I hope Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad checked his fax machine this morning because he received an important letter urging the release of three American hikers held now for five months without charge. I joined 79 signatories from a dozen countries...

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Tunisia jails two critical journalists and harasses others

December 1, 2009 5:33 PM ET

New York, December 1, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the rising imprisonment of critical journalists in Tunisia. Harassment has been escalating since President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali threatened to prosecute anyone who casts doubt on his reelection for...

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Fatullayev, Tissainayagam IPFA 2009 Video

November 30, 2009 10:43 AM ET

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Huang Qi sentenced to three years in jail in China

November 24, 2009 1:54 PM ET

New York, November 24, 2009—After almost 18 months in detention, prominent Internet publisher and human rights activist Huang Qi was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Monday by a court in Wuhou in China’s Sichuan province. The sentencing hearing lasted...

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Iranian journalist receives harsh sentence

November 23, 2009 10:26 AM ET

We issued the following statement today in reaction to news that Iranian journalist Ahmad Zaid-Abadi was sentenced to six years in prison, five years in exile in Khorasan Province, and a lifetime ban on social and political activity, effectively barring...

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Maziar Bahari, Iran, and the impact of world pressure

November 23, 2009 8:45 AM ET

Maziar Bahari’s chilling account of his 118 days in an Iranian prison is the cover story of Newsweek this week. Bahari, a renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker, was arrested soon after the disputed June 12 elections. While in prison,...

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A letter to the American hikers being held in Iran

November 16, 2009 5:00 PM ET

The families of Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd, the three hikers detained in Iran, said today they are concerned about their children’s emotional well-being after nearly four months in prison. They asked supporters to send letters, which they...

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Paul Steiger's challenge: Double your donation to CPJ

November 16, 2009 2:48 PM ET

We want to thank all of you who responded to the challenge set out by our chairman, Paul Steiger, calling on individuals who care about independent media to support CPJ. His e-mail has already generated an unprecedented response, but we...

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Azerbaijani bloggers receive jail sentences

November 11, 2009 4:22 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s prison sentences given to two video bloggers detained in July on fabricated charges of “hooliganism” and “inflicting minor bodily harm.” ...

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