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Inside the defense of Roxana Saberi

May 13, 2009 11:58 AM ET

Roxana Saberi was released on Monday after more than four months imprisonment at Tehran's Evin Prison. She had been convicted of spying for the U.S. in a closed-door, one-hour trial on April 18 in a notoriously harsh Iranian Revolutionary Court...

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Editors detained, special press court established in Yemen

May 12, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an ongoing campaign to suppress independent journalism in Yemen and urges President Ali Abdullah Saleh to immediately bring it to a halt and order the release of two detained bloggers....

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Roxana Saberi released from prison in Iran

May 11, 2009 1:38 PM ET

New York, May 11, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the release today of freelance journalist Roxana Saberi, and called on the Iranian government to safeguard the rights of several other journalists currently in jail....

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CPJ background paper describes legal issues in Saberi case

May 9, 2009 8:30 AM ET

New York, May 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is issuing a background paper today that describes the legal issues surrounding the appeal of journalist Roxana Saberi, who is imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges. The appeal is expected to...

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Yemeni editor held incommunicado, critical newspaper sued

May 8, 2009 5:19 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2009--Amid an increasing crackdown on the media in Yemen, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Yemeni authorities to disclose the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held incommunicado since May 4 after...

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Saberi treated at prison hospital, court to hear appeal

May 5, 2009 3:08 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the well-being of convicted Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been treated at Evin Prison's hospital during a hunger strike to protest her confinement, according to international news...

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NABJ honors persecuted Zimbabwean journalist

May 1, 2009 9:58 AM ET

On Thursday, the U.S.-based National Association of Black Journalists announced the winner of its 2009 Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalists Award: Zimbabwean journalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere. Half a world away, however, Manyere, left, lingered in a hospital in the capital, Harare,...

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Panamanian journalist sentenced to two years in prison

April 30, 2009 4:12 PM ET

New York, April 30, 2009--A Panama City court has sentenced leading Panamanian journalist Jean Marcel Chéry to two years in prison on trespassing charges stemming from a years-long series of complaints filed by a Supreme Court justice. The Committee to...

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