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Iranian journalist arrested, others summoned

September 8, 2009 5:24 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2009—Iranian authorities arrested one journalist today while security forces summoned at least 15 who were among the signatories of a recent petition demanding the release of detained journalists, local press reported. ...

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Amid woes, Kambakhsh release a moment to celebrate

September 8, 2009 3:51 PM ET

We received great news that Parwez Kambakhsh, a 24-year-old Afghan journalist and student who was unjustly convicted of blasphemy and serving a 20-year term, was released from prison. But happiness over his release—the product of intensive advocacy by CPJ...

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Newly freed, Gambian columnist describes jail

September 8, 2009 1:56 PM ET

On an ordinary Friday, Sarata Jabbi-Dibba, a reporter in the West African nation of Gambia, publishes her weekly column on women’s issues, “She She She,” in the only independent daily newspaper here, The Point. Last Friday however, Dibba was...

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Blogger still detained in Vietnam; three released

September 8, 2009 12:28 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Vietnamese authorities to release immediately and unconditionally Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a blogger who writes under the pen name Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom....

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Six journalists released in the Gambia

September 4, 2009 3:47 PM ET

New York, September 4, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved about the release of six prominent Gambian journalists on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh pardoned them. ...

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Uzbek appeals court should overturn harsh sentence

September 3, 2009 4:53 PM ET

New York, September 3, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Samarkand Regional Court in central Uzbekistan to overturn on appeal a 12 and a half year jail sentence given to independent journalist Dilmurod Saiid. His appeal is scheduled...

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Vietnam cracks down on bloggers and online journalists

September 3, 2009 4:38 PM ET

New York, September 3, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the recent harassment and arrests of online journalists and political bloggers in Vietnam. The mounting crackdown comes as Web-based journalists and bloggers' independent reporting challenges the tightly censored state-run...

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Ailing editor taken to remote prison in Niger

September 2, 2009 4:20 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the health of imprisoned editor Abdoulaye Tiémogo after his transfer from a hospital in Niger's capital, Niamey, to a prison in a remote town on Monday. ...

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CPJ calls U.S. detention of Ibrahim Jassam unjust

September 2, 2009 3:01 PM ET

CPJ called on U.S. military forces to charge or release journalist Ibrahim Jassam, who has been imprisoned in Iraq for one year as of today. Jassam, a freelance cameraman and photographer working for Reuters, has not been charged with...

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Lee and Ling: 'Instinctively, we ran.'

September 2, 2009 12:08 PM ET

Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were arrested by North Korean police on March 17 for allegedly entering the country illegally and carrying out "hostile acts." In June, they were sentenced to 12 years' hard labor. Now back...

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