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Blogger gets 45 years in prison; others sentenced

November 21, 2008 4:44 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2008--A Burmese court sentenced entertainer, blogger, and activist Maung Thura--known by his stage name, "Zarganar"--to 45 years in prison today for violations of the Electronics Act, according to Burmese rights groups and international news reports. Sports...

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Critical articles lead to 3-year jail term for writer

November 21, 2008 3:11 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2008--A court in China's southwestern Sichuan province sentenced a writer critical of the government to three years in prison today on charges of inciting subversion of state power, his wife told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Honored in Washington, editor wanted by police back home

November 20, 2008 1:19 PM ET

Washington, DATE \@ "MMMM d, yyyy" November 20, 2008--On the day Ugandan editor Andrew Mwenda was introduced here as a recipient of a CPJ International Press Freedom Award, police back home summoned the journalist for questioning over his magazine's hard-hitting...

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Two journalists given three months in prison

November 18, 2008 5:26 PM ET

New York, November 18, 2008--Two Nigerien journalists were sentenced to prison today on criminal libel charges over editorials critically scrutinizing the director of the country's electricity supplier, according to local journalists....

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Editor sentenced to six-month jail term

November 18, 2008 4:48 PM ET

New York, November 18, 2008--An Azerbaijani court convicted Ali Hasanov, editor-in-chief of the pro-government daily Ideal, on defamation charges and sentenced him to six months in jail, according to the head of the Baku-based Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety...

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Journalist imprisoned for covering cyclone victims

November 17, 2008 12:21 PM ET

New York, November 17, 2008--Amid a growing crackdown on political dissent and freedom of expression, a Burmese court on Friday handed down a two-year prison sentence to Eine Khine Oo, a journalist with the local weekly Ecovision Journal. ...

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Blogger sentenced to more than 20 years in prison

November 11, 2008 1:42 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the long prison sentence handed down by a Burmese court to blogger Nay Phone Latt, who has been held in detention since his arrest on January 29....

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CPJ: Iraqi Kurdistan should free jailed editor

November 11, 2008 12:40 PM ET

Dear Minister Jamil, The Committee to Protect Journalists brings your attention to a one-month prison sentence handed down last week by the criminal court in Sulaymaniyah in contravention of the region's new press law.

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Malaysia Today blogger released

November 7, 2008 3:30 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the court-ordered release from prison today of blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, editor and founder of the Malaysia Today news and commentary Web site....

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Blogger reaches two-year mark in prison

November 6, 2008 5:00 PM ET

New York, November 6, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the continued imprisonment of an Egyptian blogger jailed two years ago on Friday....

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