Impunity

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Getting Away With Murder 2009

March 23, 2009 12:15 AM ET

CPJ’s Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, March 23, 2009 -- The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect...

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State secrets, public denials in Sri Lanka

March 18, 2009 4:57 PM ET

There's a familiar pattern emerging in Sri Lanka, one we've seen in many countries. When the government doesn't have a viable case against a critical journalist, prosecutors turn to state security laws to keep them in detention....

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CPJ seeks aggressive probe into Jawed Ahmad killing

March 11, 2009 1:49 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2009--After the deadly attack on freelance journalist Jawed Ahmad in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an aggressive investigation into the murder in order to put...

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CPJ urges Sri Lankan ambassador to investigate attacks

March 6, 2009 3:54 PM ET

New York, March 6, 2009--A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met yesterday with the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and called for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into a series of recent attacks against the press...

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Sri Lanka Special Report: Failure to Investigate

February 23, 2009 5:17 PM ET

As the Sri Lankan government steps up its war with the LTTE, assaults on journalists are on the rise. So are suspicions that the government is complicit in these attacks....

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Three men acquitted in Politkovskaya murder

February 19, 2009 4:42 PM ET

New York, February 19, 2009--Three defendants in the October 2006 murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya walked free out of the Moscow District Military Court today after a jury unanimously acquitted them of helping to organize the crime, according...

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CPJ concerned about rise in unpunished attacks in Nepal

February 17, 2009 4:01 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Dahal: On December 29, your government signed an agreement with local press freedom group the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), ending a week of protest by journalists against a series of attacks on media outlets which peaked in late December. That agreement promised that those attacks would be addressed.

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Newspaper editor attacked in Moscow region

February 5, 2009 5:55 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2009--Russian authorities must launch a serious investigation into an evident attack on Yuri Grachev, editor of pro-opposition weekly Solnechnogorsky Forum, who is hospitalized with a concussion, broken nose, and lacerated cheek, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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CPJ calls on Medvedev to address impunity

February 4, 2009 3:49 PM ET

Dear President Medvedev: CPJ is outraged by the January 19 murder of Anastasiya Baburova, the 25-year-old freelance correspondent for the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta who was gunned down in broad daylight in downtown Moscow, along with human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov.

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Radio commentator shot, killed in Mindanao

January 23, 2009 4:37 PM ET

New York, January 23, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges a prompt and thorough investigation into the murder of Philippine radio commentator Badrodin Abbas, who was shot by two assailants late Wednesday in Cotabato City on the southern island of...

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