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Nigerien editor charged with criminal libel

September 24, 2009 3:43 PM ET

New York, September 24, 2009—A newspaper editor in police custody in Niger since Sunday was charged with criminal libel on Wednesday in connection with a story accusing a top official of involvement in a corruption scandal, according to local journalists...

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CPJ urges Senegal to decriminalize press offenses

September 23, 2009 2:47 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is heartened by your recent directive to the prime minister to renew consultations with the press on the decriminalization of press offenses in Senegal. Yet your directive came on the same day a judge in the central town of Kaolack imprisoned two journalists who reported allegations of local government corruption in the distribution of seeds—a reminder of the urgent need for press law reform.

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CPJ asks Iran to release imprisoned journalists

September 22, 2009 5:55 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: While you are in New York this week to attend the United Nations General Assembly, your visit will be covered by the hundreds of journalists from around the world who are in the city for the annual gathering. But as many of these journalists report freely and openly on your speech and meetings they will no doubt be thinking of the dozens of journalists back in your country who are behind bars for trying to report on events in Iran.

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Two journalists released, 12 still languish in Burma’s jails

September 22, 2009 3:37 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of two journalists as part of a mass amnesty in Burma, but calls upon the military-run government to release the other 12 reporters it still holds in detention. ...

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September 18, 2001, in Eritrea: A memory that never fades

September 18, 2009 3:50 PM ET

It feels like it happened just yesterday. It was 7 a.m. on an average day in September in Asmara, Eritrea. My brain was still reshuffling the information I had gathered about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center...

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CPJ urges Iran to release journalists during Ramadan

September 16, 2009 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 16, 2009—As Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of compassion and forgiveness, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iranian authorities to release journalists who are...

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Iran: CPJ calls for humanitarian release as Ramadan ends

September 10, 2009 4:43 PM ET

New York, September 10, 2009—As the end of Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches, Maziar Bahari, a Canadian-Iranian national, continues to be held in an Iranian jail under deplorable conditions. The Newsweek correspondent has been detained for 80 days since...

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CPJ testifies on China's media controls

September 10, 2009 3:15 PM ET

Madeline Earp, CPJ Asia research associate, testified in Washington today before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at a public hearing on “China’s Media and Information Controls: The Impact in China and the United States.” ...

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Special Report: Chronicling Cuba, bloggers offer fresh hope

September 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

A vibrant, independent blogging culture is emerging in Cuba, of all places. Numerous journalistic blogs are exploring important social and economic issues. Will the regime crack down, or is a new era dawning? By Carlos Lauría and María Salazar Ferro...

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Radio Horyaal director, jailed in Somaliland, should be freed

September 9, 2009 4:07 PM ET

New York, September 9, 2009—Police should release Mohamed Osman, director of Radio Horyaal, who has been held without charge since his arrest on Saturday outside parliament in Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway republic of Somaliland, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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