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Journalist jailed for sodomy article released

December 9, 2008 1:59 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a presidential pardon for a journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan who had been sentenced to six months in prison, in direct violation of the region's press law. ...

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China urged to release Liu Xiaobo

December 9, 2008 12:01 PM ET

We released this statement after learning that formerly jailed journalist Liu Xiaobo was detained after signing a letter to the government today calling for greater freedoms ahead of the 60th anniversary Wednesday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights....

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CPJ's 2008 prison census: Online and in jail

December 4, 2008 10:18 AM ET

Also: See capsule reports on journalists in jail as of December 1, 2008 New York, December 4, 2008--Reflecting the rising influence of online reporting and commentary, more Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium....

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Journalist jailed in violation of press law

December 2, 2008 4:20 PM ET

New York, December 2, 2008--The Iraqi Kurdistan government should immediately release a journalist who was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine, in violation of the region's press law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Spotlighting imprisonments, CPJ honors six press leaders

November 26, 2008 11:19 AM ET

New York, November 26, 2008 --The Committee to Protect Journalists honored five journalists with its 2008 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted journalists imprisoned worldwide. A Zimbabwean media lawyer who has successfully defended numerous journalists...

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Freed in Iraq, an editor offers thanks

November 26, 2008 11:14 AM ET

Shwan Dawdi, editor-in-chief of the Kirkuk-based newspaper Hawal, sent a letter thanking CPJ for its help in overturning his conviction and one-month prison term. "I would like to express ... my thanks and gratitude for your noble and courageous position...

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From an awardee, behind bars

November 24, 2008 5:26 PM ET

From his cell in the maximum security Agüica Prison in western Matanzas province, jailed Cuban journalist Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez has written us a letter to accept CPJ's International Press Freedom Award. In his letter, Maseda Gutiérrez speaks out "for all...

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