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Radio director and civil society leaders arrested

January 8, 2009 6:15 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2009--Detained Gabonese journalist Gaston Asseko, who is in need of medical attention, must be released immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Media directors arrested over Jainism articles

January 8, 2009 3:37 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2009--B.V. Seetaram and his wife, Rohini, who head the media group Chithra Publications in Karnataka state, southern India, have been in judicial custody since Sunday in connection with two-year old criminal charges relating to their newspapers,...

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CPJ petitioners urge Castro to free journalists

December 31, 2008 9:28 AM ET

Dear President Castro: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to you on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution to renew its call for the immediate and unconditional release of all journalists jailed in your country. With 21 reporters and editors unjustly incarcerated, Cuba is one of the leading jailers of journalists in the world, second only to China.

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Court hands down jail terms in defamation case

December 23, 2008 3:57 PM ET

New York, December 23, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by an Algerian court to sentence an editor-in-chief and a journalist at the Algiers-based independent daily El Watan to a three-month jail term each for defamation on Monday....

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Two Chinese journalists face corruption charges in Shanxi

December 16, 2008 4:07 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2008--Police should observe Chinese law and proceed transparently in the investigation of two journalists arrested on bribery charges in northern Shanxi province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist sentenced to prison for defamation

December 12, 2008 2:48 PM ET

New York, December 12, 2008--A Port-au-Prince court sentenced journalist and press freedom advocate Guyler Delva to one month in prison on Wednesday for defaming a former senator. Delva said he has received death threats he believes are linked to the...

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Prominent writer missing after being detained

December 11, 2008 5:25 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern for the welfare of prominent activist and writer Liu Xiaobo, who has not been heard from since authorities detained him in Beijing on Monday, according to his wife...

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CPJ to Correa: Release journalists jailed for defamation

December 11, 2008 3:54 PM ET

Dear President Correa: We are writing to express alarm at the imprisonment of two Ecuadoran journalists and to call for their immediate and unconditional release. Furthermore, we urge you to use the authority of your office to reform Ecuador's archaic defamation laws, which are incompatible with international standards of freedom of expression and rulings by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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