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Imprisoned Cuban journalist is granted 24 hours at home

March 23, 2009 3:58 PM ET

March 20 marked the sixth anniversary of the three-day 2003 crackdown on the independent Cuban press. That day, Oleivys García Echemendía was scheduled to visit her husband, imprisoned Cuban journalist Pablo Pacheco Ávila, at 1 p.m. at the Morón prison...

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Ivorian editor abruptly jailed in libel case

March 20, 2009 4:23 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2009--Ivorian authorities on Thursday abruptly jailed a journalist who was scheduled to appear in court next week on libel charges related to a column critical of the government, according to local journalists and press reports. The...

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Blogger dies in Iran's Evin prison

March 19, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today  for an immediate investigation into the March 18 death of an Iranian blogger imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin prison‎. ...

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Czech leader supports CPJ effort to free Cubans

March 19, 2009 4:20 PM ET

The Czech prime minister has expressed support for CPJ's efforts to gain the release of imprisoned Cuban jouirnalists. We sent Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek, who is also president of the Council of the European Union, a copy of a March...

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CPJ presses Tunisia on poor press freedom record

March 19, 2009 2:16 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you on the eve of the 53rd anniversary of Tunisia's independence from France to end an ongoing cycle of repression of critical journalists and media outlets. We ask that you abide by the commitment you have made repeatedly since coming to power in 1987 to promote freedom of expression. The last time you reiterated this commitment was in November 2008 at a rally in Tunis marking the 21st anniversary of your ascent to power.

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State secrets, public denials in Sri Lanka

March 18, 2009 4:57 PM ET

There's a familiar pattern emerging in Sri Lanka, one we've seen in many countries. When the government doesn't have a viable case against a critical journalist, prosecutors turn to state security laws to keep them in detention....

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Jailed Burundian journalist acquitted; two others arrested

March 18, 2009 4:26 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2009--A Burundian online journalist jailed since last September was acquitted today, according to local journalists. In a separate case on Tuesday, however, authorities detained two journalists covering the activities of a former CPJ Press Freedom Award...

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Two Tibetans arrested amid ongoing media restrictions

March 18, 2009 4:09 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2009--Chinese public security officials in northwest Gansu province should release two Tibetan journalists detained in the past month or charge them with an offense, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Black Spring of 2003: A former Cuban prisoner speaks

March 17, 2009 4:31 PM ET

March 18, 19, and 20 will mark the sixth anniversary of the detention of 75 peaceful journalists and librarians, as well as human rights activists, convicted weeks later to up to 28 years in jail during summary trials. Fifty-four of...

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EU envoy urged to seek release of jailed Cubans

March 17, 2009 2:25 PM ET

Dear Mr. Michel: Your planned trip to Havana this week coincides with the sixth anniversary of Cuba's massive crackdown on independent journalists and dissidents. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on you to urge Raúl Castro's government to release the 21 journalists still jailed in Cuban prisons and extend the internationally guaranteed right of free expression to all Cubans.

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