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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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CPJ award goes to jailed Sri Lankan journalist

August 31, 2009 1:54 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists announced today that it will honor imprisoned Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam with a 2009 International Press Freedom Award. Tissainayagam, left, sentenced today to 20 years in prison on specious...

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In Iranian prison, journalists' well-being in question

August 28, 2009 3:23 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the conditions in which dozens of Iranian journalists are being held and is concerned about the health of many of them, particularly that of Ahmad Zaid-Abadi. The columnist, who...

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Azerbaijani bloggers imprisoned for satirizing government

August 27, 2009 4:35 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2009--Azerbaijani authorities should drop all charges against video bloggers who satirized the government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Kazakh editor imprisoned for collecting state secrets

August 26, 2009 5:11 PM ET

New York, August 26, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Taraz Regional Court in southern Kazakhstan to overturn on appeal a jail sentence given to Ramazan Yesergepov, the editor of the independent Almaty-based weekly Alma-Ata Info. ...

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Ethiopia jails two editors on old charges under obsolete law

August 26, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, August 26, 2009--Two Ethiopian journalists were thrown in prison on Monday after a judge convicted them under an obsolete press law in connection with coverage of sensitive topics dating back several years, according to local journalists and news...

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Hopeless, a sister visits her imprisoned brother in Havana

August 26, 2009 12:53 PM ET

Graciela González-Degard is 72 years old. She has salt-and-pepper hair, long elegant hands, soft manners reminiscent of another era, and a bad knee that she blames on age. Once a Catholic nun, Graciela moved to the United States from...

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Documentary commends Cyclone Nargis journalists

August 25, 2009 5:41 PM ET

PBS's "Wide Angle" aired "Eyes of the Storm" last week, a documentary on Cyclone Nargis and its aftermath. Like Anders Ostergaard's recent film "Burma VJ" on citizen reporters during the monk-led protests in 2007, which we wrote about in April,...

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Iran charges journalists with 'lying'

August 25, 2009 4:34 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2009--The fourth session of the mass trial of more than 100 opposition figures, including journalists, took place in Tehran today. The Committee to Protect Journalists is particularly dismayed by procedural irregularities and the fact that the...

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