Impunity

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Broadcaster critically injured in latest Philippine shooting

May 22, 2009 2:34 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2009--The Philippine government must address a series of shootings that have targeted journalists on the southern island of Mindanao, the latest coming on Wednesday when gunmen critically wounded a local radio broadcaster, the Committee to Protect...

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Congolese governor urged to ensure journalist's safety

May 7, 2009 3:03 PM ET

Dear Governor Kahongya: We are concerned about the safety of journalist Tuver Wundi Muhindo following an armed attack on his home in the North Kivu capital of Goma on April 12. The incident followed the 2007 murder of Goma photojournalist Patrick Kikuku Wilingula, which is still unsolved. We call on you to use your influence to ensure authorities conduct a thorough and transparent investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Life and liberty: Press freedom's fight on two fronts

April 30, 2009 11:30 AM ET

The leading indicators of press freedom--journalists killed and journalists jailed for their work--have headed in the wrong direction for much of this decade, CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said during a Capitol Hill conference on press security hosted by the...

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In Oakland, progress in Bailey murder prosecution

April 22, 2009 7:38 PM ET

The murderers of journalists around the globe presume they won't get caught. Unfortunately, they're often right: Only one case in 10 results in any convictions; just one in 20 results in convictions of those who ordered the murder. For more...

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Garcia-Esperat murder case moves forward

April 16, 2009 5:19 PM ET

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility reports today that a Philippine court has denied a motion to dismiss murder charges against two government officials accused of ordering the 2005 murder of journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat....

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Russian authorities close Shchekochikhin case

April 9, 2009 12:43 PM ET

We issued the following statement after Russia's Prosecutor-General's Office closed a criminal investigation into the unexplained death of investigative journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin in 2003......

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Mexico should federalize crimes against free expression

April 6, 2009 3:26 PM ET

New York, April 6, 2009--The Mexican Congress must move expeditiously to approve a constitutional reform granting federal authorities jurisdiction over crimes against free expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, approved a...

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Sri Lanka on State Department's radar

April 3, 2009 3:48 PM ET

The dire situation for journalists in Sri Lanka who have fallen out of favor with the government has not gone unnoticed at the U.S. State Department. On March 23, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a letter to Senator Robert...

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