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Kazakh court upholds Yesergepov sentence

October 22, 2009 12:03 PM ET

We issued the following statement today after a regional court in Taraz upheld a lower court verdict and sentenced Ramazan Yesergepov, editor of the independent weekly Alma-Ata Info, to three years in jail for allegedly publishing state secrets......

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Newsweek reporter leaves Tehran; 25 journalists still in jail

October 20, 2009 3:22 PM ET

New York, October 20, 2009—With the release of Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari on bail, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iranian authorities to release the 25 journalists who still remain in prison. ...

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Newsweek's Bahari released on bail in Iran

October 17, 2009 5:24 PM ET

Reacting to the release of Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari on bail in Iran today, we issued the following statement: “We are greatly relieved that Maziar Bahari is out on bail and at home with his family in Tehran,” said...

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In Morocco, editor imprisoned, court shutters paper

October 16, 2009 2:51 PM ET

New York, October 16, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the decision of a Rabat court Thursday to imprison the managing editor of Al-Michaal newspaper for one year. ...

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Jailed journalist's wife hopes for release in time for birth

October 15, 2009 11:14 AM ET

On Monday, two weeks before her October 26 due date, Paola Gourley, the wife of jailed Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, at left, was rushed to the hospital after she suffered bleeding due to stress. From the London Metropolitan Hospital,...

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A Tunisian blogger speaks out: ‘The candles are lit’

October 14, 2009 12:09 AM ET

My country’s government brags unabashedly that it has not passed any laws that require government authorization to establish an electronic publication or a Web site or a blog on the Internet. Those that cheerlead for this government rely on this...

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Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online

October 14, 2009 12:07 AM ET

In the Middle East and North Africa, where political change occurs slowly, blogging has becomes a serious medium for social and political commentary as well as a target of government suppression. By Mohamed Abdel Dayem                ...

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Two Azeri journalists imprisoned, a third sentenced

October 9, 2009 3:17 PM ET

New York, October 9, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the prison sentences given to journalists at the weekly newspaper Nota on defamation charges on Thursday....

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CPJ speaks to jailed Venezuelan journalist Gustavo Azócar

October 8, 2009 5:20 PM ET

On Monday, Venezuelan Judge José Oliveros announced that he would begin a new trial against journalist Gustavo Azócar, an outspoken Chávez critic, who has spent two months in prison without being sentenced. Oliveros, the local press reported, also upheld a...

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Critical Venezuelan journalist arrested on contempt of court

October 6, 2009 10:35 AM ET

Venezuelan Judge Fanny Yasmina Becerra ordered the arrest of journalist Gustavo Azócar on July 29, 2009, stating that he violated the conditions of his 2006 parole on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth and fraud by publicly commenting on his...

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