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More journalists arrested in Iran; CPJ seeks their release

June 25, 2009 4:47 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2009--Iranian authorities should release all of the roughly 40 journalists and media workers who have been detained in the aftermath of the country's disputed June 12 presidential election, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Iranian...

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Iranian newspaper raided, employees detained

June 23, 2009 5:59 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2009--Iranian security agents arrested about 25 employees of Kalameh Sabz, the reformist newspaper owned by presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, after raiding the paper's offices on Monday evening, according to local and international news reports. ...

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In Gambia, reporter still held after arrest at sedition hearing

June 23, 2009 3:26 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2009--A Gambian reporter arrested on Monday while covering a pre-trial hearing in the sedition case of seven journalists jailed last week, was still being held without charge late today, according to local journalists and news reports....

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At least 13 jailed as crackdown enters second week

June 22, 2009 5:15 PM ET

New York, June 22, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities to release all journalists detained in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election and to lift the onerous press restrictions that are choking information at a time...

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Gambian journalists freed on bail in sedition case

June 22, 2009 4:53 PM ET

New York, June 22, 2009--Seven Gambian journalists charged with sedition last week for criticizing the president have been freed on bail, while two other detainees were released without charge, local journalists and the press union told CPJ today....

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In Iran, journalists arrested, Khamenei calls media 'evil'

June 19, 2009 3:41 PM ET

New York, June 19, 2009--In his first public address to the nation since demonstrations erupted in many cities across Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today blamed foreign media, calling it "evil" for attempting to divide the people of Iran. Iranian...

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A Gambian journalist remembers torture in detention

June 19, 2009 1:46 PM ET

The unlawful detention of seven Gambian journalists since last Monday is serious cause for concern. These respected journalists were detained at the National Intelligence Agency headquarters in Banjul for "interrogation." They have been denied access by legal representation, family members,...

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Gambian journalists charged with sedition

June 18, 2009 4:38 PM ET

New York, June 18, 2009--A magistrate in the Gambian capital, Banjul, today charged seven journalists with sedition for criticizing President Yahya Jammeh's televised comments about the unsolved 2004 murder of editor Deyda Hydara, their defense lawyer said. Gambian security forces...

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Transparency sought in Lee, Ling case

June 17, 2009 2:41 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on North Korean authorities to demonstrate greater transparency in their treatment of imprisoned U.S. television reporters Euna Lee and Laura Ling. ...

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Concerns remain for U.S. journalists in North Korea

June 16, 2009 4:16 PM ET

Responding to a Korea Central News Agency report that Euna Lee and Laura Ling have admitted crossing illegally into North Korea and trying to slander the state, we released the following statement today......

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