Impunity

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When the sun set in Nigeria: Dele Giwa’s awful murder

October 20, 2009 4:23 PM ET

Twenty-three years ago, on October 19, 1986, the sun quite suddenly set at noon. In the brutal darkness, we lost Dele Giwa, just two short years after he and I, along with two other professional journalists, launched Nigeria’s first...

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A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action

October 19, 2009 9:07 AM ET

We've launched a new section of our Web site, and we hope you take a few minutes to read some of its pages. There is one, for example, on Russian reporter Natalya Estemirova, who dared to examine human rights...

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Clinton raises impunity in journalist murders in Russia

October 14, 2009 3:00 PM ET

When CPJ issued its recent special report Anatomy of Injustice: The Unsolved Killings of Journalists in Russia, we called on world leaders to join us in engaging Russian leaders on human rights, press freedom, and impunity. We were pleased to...

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On anniversary, CPJ seeks justice for Politkovskaya

October 7, 2009 4:40 PM ET

On the third anniversary of the murder of Novaya Gazeta investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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It's an honor

October 6, 2009 12:33 PM ET

Yesterday, CPJ received the Thomas J. Dodd Prize for International Justice and Human Rights at an outdoor ceremony at the University of Connecticut. It was one of those perfect, crisp fall mornings in New England with a strong wind...

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Supreme Court moves trial in Philippine attack

September 23, 2009 2:49 PM ET

New York, September 23, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists applauds a Philippine Supreme Court decision to grant a change of venue in the trial of a defendant in the attempted murder of radio journalist Nilo Labares, who was shot and...

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CPJ urges PM's intervention in Kenyan murder case

September 21, 2009 5:33 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister: We are writing to express our concern over the lack of progress in the case of murdered Kenyan journalist Francis Nyaruri. The journalist was found decapitated, with evidence of torture to his body, on January 29 in Kodera Forest near his hometown of Nyamira.

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Russia, EU tell CPJ they will act on Russian murders

September 21, 2009 4:49 PM ET

On September 15, a CPJ delegation released a special report in Moscow on impunity in journalist killings committed in Russia under the country’s current leadership. The report, Anatomy of Injustice, garnered an unusual amount of attention from the Russian media....

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The pure goodness of Manik Chandra Saha

September 17, 2009 4:21 PM ET

An excerpt from Marked for Death: Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places, by Terry Gould: At first glance there is nothing particularly threatening about Khulna. Like most regional capitals in Bangladesh, it is hot and crowded,...

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Journalists under threat: The psychology of sacrifice

September 17, 2009 4:04 PM ET

Over the summer, as a book I’d written about the lives of murdered journalists went to press, a crusading human rights reporter from the Russian republic of Chechnya was shot dead. I was not surprised by the details of her...

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