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Judge jails editor who criticized courthouse

November 5, 2008 4:03 PM ET

New York, November 5, 2008--The Iraqi Kurdistan court of appeals should act immediately to overturn a judge's ruling on Tuesday to impose a one-month prison term against a journalist who published critical reports about the Sulaymaniyah courthouse, CPJ said today....

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In Afghanistan, CPJ condemns jailing

October 21, 2008 10:18 AM ET

In response to the 20-year jail sentence for blasphemy handed down to journalist student Parwez Kambakhsh by an appellate court in Afghanistan today, we issued this statement ......

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A freed Yemeni editor offers thanks

September 25, 2008 2:15 PM ET

Yemeni editor Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani walked out of a Sana'a prison today after being granted a presidential pardon. The outspoken journalist was serving a six-year prison term on what were widely seen as retaliatory antistate charges. Al-Khaiwani, whose case was...

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Fixer released, another held

September 17, 2008 7:16 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that authorities in Yemen continue to hold a fixer in custody while releasing another. The two were picked up in July with a reporter for the U.S.-based television network...

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Nina Ognianova on silencing the press in Azerbaijan

September 17, 2008 3:50 PM ET

CPJ's Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova has a posting on The Guardian's London-based "Comment is free" blog today about the continued repression of Azerbaijan's independent press in the run-up to national elections. Read our special report about...

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Press Freedom Awardees draw attention

September 17, 2008 1:07 PM ET

We announced the 2008 International Press Freedom Award recipients on Tuesday, and the news has been well-received worldwide. Bilal Hussein of Iraq, Danish Karokhel and Farida Nekzad of Afghanistan, Andrew Mwenda of Uganda, and Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez of Cuba will all...

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Goats released from prison in Congo

September 12, 2008 1:28 PM ET

The BBC reported this week that a minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered a jail in the capital, Kinshasa, to release a dozen goats, saying the animals were being held there illegally. According to the story: "The...

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Bloggers support Morocco's Mohamed Erraji

September 11, 2008 5:05 PM ET

Bloggers across the Web are showing their solidarity with Mohamed Erraji, a Moroccan blogger who was sentenced to two years in prison last week for "failing to show respect for the king." A Moroccan court convicted Erraji, 29, a contributor...

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Sitting on death row in Afghanistan

September 9, 2008 5:33 PM ET

The BBC published an interview today with imprisoned Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh in Kabul's main prison. The interview was also broadcast on the BBC's "Today" program.  Kambakhsh told BBC journalist Alastair Leithead: "The whole trial was unfair from...

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Sri Lankan journalist charged with terrorism

September 8, 2008 2:16 PM ET

A couple of weeks ago we reported on Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam, who was detained by Terrorist Investigation Division forces in March. At first glance, his arrest seemed related to a Tamil news site he edits. But local journalists...

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