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CPJ urges Yemen to free two fixers

August 22, 2008 7:19 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express deep concern about the ongoing detention without charge of two Yemeni fixers working for a European journalist.

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Josh Wolf redux: A once-jailed indy blogger joins a free daily with no Web site

August 20, 2008 4:47 PM ET

The self-described anarchist-activist seemed like an unlikely press freedom martyr. But a video blogger named Josh Wolf ended up serving more time in jail for defying a court order than any other journalist in U.S. history. Wolf, then 24,...

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Cuban journalists continue to report from jail

August 18, 2008 2:29 PM ET

Two articles on the labor exploitation of prisoners in Havana's Güanajay Prison appeared over the weekend on the Miami-based news Web sites CubaNet and PayoLibre. The articles detailed the use of prisoners as free labor in a local shoe...

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Olympics: Talking tough, much too late

August 14, 2008 9:29 PM ET

During the war in Vietnam, the daily press briefings by the American military were called the "Five o'clock Follies" by the foreign press corps that was on the receiving end of the military's damage control aimed at controlling the story...

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Finding light in a dark prison

August 14, 2008 1:53 PM ET

On July 21, CPJ welcomed the release of Tunisian Internet journalist Slim Boukhdhir from prison. A contributor to Tunisian and Arab news Web sites, Boukhdhir was serving a one-year term in Sfax Prison because he had written articles critical...

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Olympics: Dissidents' spouses face great strain

August 8, 2008 5:02 PM ET

Amid the fanfare of the Olympic opening ceremony today, a press release from Human Rights in China highlights pressure on dissidents and their families as Chinese authorities try to quash anything that threatens to disturb the long-awaited Games. Police...

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UPDATED: In Manneh case, Gambia silent as questions mount

August 6, 2008 5:46 PM ET

Considerable international press coverage arose from U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin's statements on the Senate floor last week, calling on the Gambian government to release imprisoned journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh. But Durbin's request has not drawn a response from the Gambian...

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Olympics: CPJ urges Bush to highlight jailed journalists

August 6, 2008 5:41 PM ET

CPJ wrote an open letter to President Bush today, calling on him to raise the issue of China's jailed journalists when he gets to Beijing. We put the current number of journalists behind bars at 26, which makes China...

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UPDATED: Jailed Cuban journalist grows desperate

July 31, 2008 1:29 PM ET

On July 18, Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta went on a hunger strike to demand better prison conditions. Three days later, he sewed his mouth shut to intensify his protest. This is not the first time that Herrera Acosta has self-mutilated...

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Senator calls for Gambian journalist's release

July 31, 2008 11:22 AM ET

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) said he wanted to focus his colleagues' attention on a tragic story in a small West African nation. Chief Ebrima Manneh is a reporter in the Gambia for the state-controlled Daily Observer newspaper. He was arrested...

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