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Egypt must halt campaign against bloggers

March 13, 2009 12:48 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: CPJ is writing to protest the relentless campaign of persecution against Internet journalists and bloggers by Egypt's various security services. Regrettably, the routine harassment and detention of bloggers, according to CPJ research, is only one element of an overall decline in press freedom in Egypt in recent years.

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CPJ urges Karzai to free Afghan journalist unjustly jailed

March 10, 2009 3:47 PM ET

Dear President Karzai: We are deeply concerned about the fate of journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh after his lawyer was informed that the Supreme Court apparently upheld his 20-year prison sentence. We ask that you determine the status of Kambakhsh's case (which has yet to be made public), to pardon him if the sentence is in fact in effect, and to ensure his safe release.

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Major news outlets issue statement on Saberi

March 10, 2009 2:42 PM ET

Seven major news organizations including NPR, ABC, and the BBC issued a joint statement on behalf of Roxana Saberi, a U.S.-Iranian freelance journalist who is currently being held in Tehran's Evin prison. The outlets asked that "one or more international...

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Saberi meets with lawyer, heartened by support

March 10, 2009 9:56 AM ET is reporting that Roxana Saberi met with a lawyer in Tehran on Sunday. Her father said she was tearful at first, but that "her spirits changed when she heard about the outpouring of support. She had no idea how...

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Algerian journalist provisionally released, facing jail term

March 9, 2009 5:20 PM ET

New York, March 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the provisional release on medical grounds of an Algerian journalist known for his denunciation of corruption under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, but is concerned that he will need to return to...

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China must address press freedom in Tibet

March 9, 2009 5:04 PM ET

New York, March 9, 2009--Chinese authorities in Tibet should open the region to foreign journalists and release imprisoned Tibetan journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Tuesday is the 50th anniversary of an uprising against Chinese rule....

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CPJ calls for Iranian president's intervention in Saberi case

March 9, 2009 11:49 AM ET

New York, March 9, 2009--With an American journalist now in an Iranian jail for more than five weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists called for the charges against her to be made public and for the Iranian government to ensure...

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Independent Cuban journalist details four-day detention

March 6, 2009 5:35 PM ET

Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez, a Havana-based independent journalist, sent an e-mail message this morning to his "brothers, colleagues, and organizations that protect and watch over press freedom around the world" announcing that he had been released from police custody...

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Tissainayagam and colleagues in Sri Lankan jail for one year

March 6, 2009 2:07 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2009--The Sri Lankan government should release a journalist and his two colleagues who have spent a year behind bars on terrorism charges for publishing magazine articles, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Blogger faces criminal defamation charges in Morocco

March 5, 2009 3:48 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of a Moroccan blogger who is being held on charges of defaming a prosecutor in the northern part of the country....

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