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Iran continues crackdown: Anchor pressured, writers jailed

January 4, 2010 4:09 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2010—The Iranian government continued an assault on the press as authorities have arrested at least six more journalists, upheld a long prison sentence against another, and barred a television anchor from returning to work. The Committee...

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Reaching out to CPJ’s award winner, imprisoned in Iran

January 4, 2010 12:15 PM ET

The relentless crackdown on the press in Iran is, well, relentless. In the last few days we have received word that 11 more journalists have been arrested, including former CPJ International Press Freedom Award winner Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, at left....

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Azerbaijan trumps up new charge against Fatullayev

December 30, 2009 5:07 PM ET

New York, December 30, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a new criminal charge filed against imprisoned Azerbaijani editor Eynulla Fatullayev, a 2009 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award. Based on Fatullayev’s account and the government’s long record...

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Top Iranian journalists jailed in wake of Ashura protests

December 29, 2009 5:11 PM ET

New York, December 29, 2009—The Iranian government, struggling to silence the many critical voices in the country, has arrested at least 11 journalists since Sunday, including former International Press Freedom Award recipient Mashallah Shamsolvaezin and the prominent writer Emadeddin...

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In Cameroon, jailed editor sentenced for ‘insulting’ Biya

December 29, 2009 3:19 PM ET

New York, December 29, 2009—A Cameroonian newspaper editor, jailed this month after publishing a book excerpt that alleged sexual activities by President Paul Biya, was convicted on Monday of “insulting the head of state.” ...

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Video Report: Imprisoned in Iran

December 29, 2009 1:54 PM ET

In this video report, Greek freelance journalist Iason Athanasiadis recounts his 2009 imprisonment in Iran. Athanasiadis, who spent 20 days in custody, most of it in Tehran’s Evin Prison, describes his arrest during the government’s post-election crackdown and explains...

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In Iran, restrictive media landscape further deteriorates

December 23, 2009 2:47 PM ET

New York, December 23, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Iranian authorities censored coverage of the death of a leading reformist cleric, shut down yet another reformist newspaper this week, and continue to arrest journalists....

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Somali radio station and TV satellite destroyed; one dead

December 21, 2009 3:02 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2009—Mortar shells destroyed the Radio Voice of Democracy building this morning in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing Amal Abukar, 22, the wife of the director of the station, Abdirahman Yasin. Abukar died instantly after three mortar shells landed on the...

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Cameroonian editor under arrest

December 15, 2009 3:11 PM ET

New York, December 15, 2009—The managing editor of a private newspaper in Cameroon has been held in police custody since Thursday, accused of insulting President Paul Biya, according to local journalists and news reports. Managing Editor Jean-Bosco Talla, at left, of the weekly Germinal was picked up...

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Audio: Joel Simon on On the Media

December 14, 2009 3:22 PM ET

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon appeared on the December 11 edition of NPR's On the Media radio program to discuss CPJ's 2009 prison census......

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