Impunity

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Radio journalist killed in the Philippines

June 10, 2014 11:07 AM ET

Bangkok, June 10, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Filipino authorities to determine the motive in the murder on Monday of radio journalist Nilo Baculo Sr. and bring the assailants swiftly to justice....

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Arrests made in murder of Indian journalist in Odisha state

June 9, 2014 4:54 PM ET

New York, June 9, 2014--Police arrested two suspects on Sunday in connection with the recent murder of a local journalist in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to...

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CPJ welcomes sentences in Politkovskaya case, but mastermind still at large

June 9, 2014 1:23 PM ET

New York, June 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists said it is encouraged by today's progress in solving the 2006 slaying of prominent independent journalist Anna Politkovskaya, but noted that the mastermind still walks free. A Moscow court sentenced...

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In the wake of US pullout, Afghan journalists need protection

May 30, 2014 5:16 PM ET

In the aftermath of this week's foreign policy speech by President Barack Obama and discussions on the imminent pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, we need to think once again of the implications this retreat will have for the thousands...

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Mission Journal: The Kurdish conundrum--more outlets but not more 'news'

May 27, 2014 3:33 PM ET

In the stairwell between the newsroom and studios of Nalia Radio and Television (NRT) stand a charred monitor, a burnt vision mixer, and smashed camera lens. They make up a display of equipment damaged when armed men set fire to...

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Five convicted in murder of Anna Politkovskaya

May 20, 2014 4:24 PM ET

New York, May 20, 2014--A Moscow City Court jury today convicted five individuals for planning, participating, and carrying out the 2006 murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, local and international press reported. Three of the defendants had been acquitted...

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Coming to Kurdistan

May 15, 2014 7:10 PM ET

One of the strongest memories I have of meeting President Masoud Barzani is the winding drive up to his mountain-top headquarters in the town of Salahuddin outside Erbil. That was in 2008, when a CPJ delegation secured a pledge from...

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Little progress on journalist safety despite more attention

May 9, 2014 12:49 PM ET

Late in 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 68/163 on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, in an effort to stem the killings of journalists and ensure that perpetrators of deadly violence against journalists are...

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Rousseff to CPJ: 'Brazil committed to fighting impunity'

May 7, 2014 3:57 PM ET

"The federal government is fully committed to continue fighting against impunity in cases of killed journalists," Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told a CPJ delegation during a meeting on Tuesday in Brasilia, the country's political capital. Accepting that deadly violence...

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Halftime for the Brazilian press

May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

Introduction By Joel Simon For a long time, Brazil has been fighting to overcome its contradictions. The country features a dynamic, modern, and diverse economy—and some of the worst poverty in the hemisphere. It has been led by two successive...

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