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Niger editor sentenced to prison

August 19, 2009 4:47 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a prison sentence given on Tuesday to the editor of a private newspaper in Niger. Abdoulaye Tiémogo, editor of the weekly Le Canard Déchaîné, has been in police custody in...

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Jailed journalist dies in Azerbaijan prison

August 18, 2009 5:23 PM ET

New York, August 18, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an independent investigation into the death on Monday in a Baku prison hospital of Novruzali Mamedov, editor of the now-defunct minority newspaper Talyshi Sado, who had been in state...

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In Iran, newspaper censored and two journalists out on bail

August 18, 2009 3:23 PM ET

New York, August 18, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the government's censorship of the daily newspaper Etemad e Melli on Monday....

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Lawyers protest lack of access in Iran

August 14, 2009 4:36 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2009--In a letter addressed to the head of the Iranian judiciary, four defense lawyers protested that they were not allowed to attend the latest hearing, on August 8, in a mass trial in which more than...

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U.S. officials detain Pakistani VOA journalist

August 14, 2009 3:49 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by U.S. immigration officials' decision to detain without explanation Rahman Bunairee, a Pakistani reporter for Voice of America who said he had been targeted for attack in his home...

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One journalist released in Iran, dozens remain behind bars

August 12, 2009 5:02 PM ET

New York, August 12, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the news that photojournalist Majid Saeedi has been released on bail in Iran, but remains concerned that he still faces charges. ...

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Ecuadoran journalist, freed on parole, jailed again for slander

August 10, 2009 5:44 PM ET

On May 5, 2009, Milton Nelson Chacaguasay Flores, director and editor of the weekly publication La Verdad in the city of Machala, was released on parole after serving six months in prison on libel charges. Chacaguasay told CPJ that on...

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Helping the Hikers

August 7, 2009 11:59 AM ET

The notion that three American hikers could innocently wander across the border from Iraqi Kurdistan into Iran has elicited some understandable skepticism. But a statement from their friend who stayed behind in his hotel because he was ill helps explain...

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In Iran, journalist association closed down, more arrested

August 6, 2009 3:48 PM ET

New York, August 6, 2009--Officials shut down the office of the Association of Iranian Journalists in Tehran on Wednesday night, just after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in for a second term, according to international news reports. ...

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American hikers face charges in Iran

August 5, 2009 3:12 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the release of three Americans--one of whom is a journalist--who were arrested on July 31 in Iran. The three have been charged with illegally entering the country. ...

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