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Gambia must account for missing journalist Ebrima Manneh

April 14, 2009 4:12 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2009--Gambian authorities must authoritatively account for the whereabouts, health, and legal status of journalist "Chief" Ebrima Manneh, who was taken into government custody by security agents in July 2006, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Saberi appears in a closed Revolutionary Court trial

April 14, 2009 2:35 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2009--Iranian authorities must ensure that journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been charged with espionage, is treated fairly and justly, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Iranian-American freelancer, who was arrested in late January, appeared...

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Azerbaijani court orders editor jailed on defamation charge

April 8, 2009 5:20 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2009--A district court in Baku has sentenced Asif Marzili, editor-in-chief of the independent weekly Tezadlar, to one year in prison on charges of defaming managers and professors of Azerbaijan International University, the Azeri Press Agency reported....

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In Iran, Roxana Saberi charged with espionage

April 8, 2009 2:39 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that the Iranian government has charged Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage. ...

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Ivorian editors fined on charges of offending Gbagbo

April 7, 2009 11:18 AM ET

On March 31, 2009, in the commercial city of Abidjan, Judge Aissata Koné convicted Op-Ed Editor Nanankoua Gnamenteh  and Managing Editor Eddy Péhé of  private weekly Le Repère  of charges of  "offending the head of state" over an article in early March that...

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Russian newspaper founder arrested, criminally charged

April 1, 2009 4:54 PM ET

New York, April 1, 2009--Police in the western city of Kaliningrad should drop trumped-up bribery charges against Arseny Makhlov, the founder of the independent weekly Dvornik, and allow him to work without fear of harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Report: Tibetan writer detained, whereabouts unclear

March 31, 2009 4:26 PM ET

New York, March 31, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Public Security Bureau in China's Gansu province to disclose the whereabouts and legal status of Kunga Tsayang, a monk from the Amdo Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery who has...

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Saberi's parents go to Iran; State Department intervenes

March 31, 2009 2:46 PM ET

On Monday, the parents of detained Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi left their home in Fargo, North Dakota, to go see their daughter in Iran. Saberi has been held in Tehran's Evin prison since January 31. Reza and Akiko Saberi are...

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North Korea must explain detention of journalists

March 30, 2009 4:59 PM ET

We issued this statement today after North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency announced that two American news reporters, Current TV's Laura Ling and Euna Lee, will be tried for alleged illegal entry into North Korea and hostile acts ...  ...

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Report says Iran may hold Saberi for prolonged period

March 25, 2009 2:07 PM ET

New York, March 25, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a news report indicating that Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi might remain in a Tehran prison for a prolonged period. In a telephone conversation with her father, Saberi said...

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