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CPJ urges talks to free journalists held in North Korea

June 1, 2009 8:07 AM ET

We released a statement today after the families of two U.S. journalists being held in North Korea spoke publicly for the first time. The families of Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee appeared on NBC's "Today" show this...

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Euna Lee, Laura Ling families to speak out

May 29, 2009 4:31 PM ET

With a June 4 criminal trial date looming for what North Korea calls "hostile acts," the families of Euna Lee and Laura Ling have decided to speak out about the two journalists' detention in Pyongyang. The two women have been...

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Cuban journalist in second week of hunger strike

May 28, 2009 12:31 PM ET

Cuban dissidents--both on and off the island--have been blasting the news of Víctor Rolando Arroyo's 12-day hunger strike. In a matter of hours, CPJ received three concerned e-mails from Havana and Miami. In the meantime, foreign-based Cuban news Web sites...

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Q&A: Syrian journalist Michel Kilo after prison

May 26, 2009 12:42 PM ET

On May 18, Syrian journalist and pro-democracy activist Michel Kilo was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for "weakening national sentiment and encouraging sectarian strife." Kilo, who was a regular contributor to the leading Lebanese daily, Al-Nahar, and...

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Azerbaijani newspaper founder jailed on defamation charge

May 22, 2009 4:37 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2009--A district court judge in Baku has sentenced Nazim Guliyev, an editor and the founder of the pro-government newspaper Ideal, to six months in prison on defamation charges, the Azeri Press Agency (APA) reported. Guliyev was...

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French journalist released after 17 months in prison

May 21, 2009 5:17 PM ET

On May 7, 2009, the Court of Criminal Appeal in Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast, confirmed the provisional release of French freelance photojournalist Jean Paul Ney, who had been detained on anti-state charges since December 2007 in the Maison d'Arrêt et de Correction d'Abidjan prison. French Secretary...

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Malawi journalists detained during presidential election

May 19, 2009 5:04 PM ET

New York, May 19, 2009--Authorities in Malawi should immediately release three journalists arrested today in a police raid on an opposition radio station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The country is holding general elections between today and Thursday....

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Cuban journalist sentenced to three years in prison

May 14, 2009 5:10 PM ET

New York, May 14, 2009--A Cuban independent journalist was sentenced during a summary trial on Tuesday to three years in prison on charges of "disrespect," journalists in Havana told the Committee to Protect Journalists today....

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Zimbabwe media defense lawyer arrested

May 14, 2009 5:01 PM ET

New York, May 14, 2009--Police in Zimbabwe should immediately release Alec Muchadehama, left, a prominent human rights lawyer targeted for his work on behalf of journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere and others, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on North Korea to release journalists

May 14, 2009 10:26 AM ET

In response to a North Korean statement that American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling of U.S. media outlet Current TV, arrested on March 17 along the border with China, will be put on trial on June 4, the Committee...

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