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CPJ alarmed by detention of Syrian blogger

September 23, 2010 1:10 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the ongoing extrajudicial detention of Tal al-Mallohi, a Syrian blogger who has been held incommunicado for the past nine months. We call on you to instruct the proper authorities to ensure that al-Mallohi is afforded all her rights in accordance with Syrian law.

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Microsoft moves to fight anti-piracy raids in Russia

September 17, 2010 5:16 PM ET

On September 11, The New York Times reported on the use of aggressive anti-piracy raids by Russian authorities to intimidate advocacy groups and independent media outlets. The article noted that these raids are usually prompted by false reports of pirated...

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Disdaining press freedom, Kazakhstan undermines OSCE

September 13, 2010 6:30 PM ET

President Nazarbayev’s government promised reforms in exchange for gaining chairmanship of the OSCE. But the reforms never materialized and now, as a summit approaches in Astana, the OSCE is risking damage to its own reputation. A CPJ special report by...

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Korea Times: Censorship on pro-NK websites tightens

September 11, 2010 4:40 AM ET

The Korea Times documents the disturbing increase in censorship of writing about North Korea, with the police forcing website operators to remove 42,787 pro-North Korean comments. This may be due to an increase in North Korean government attempts to...

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Prominent online journalist arrested in Bahrain

September 7, 2010 4:34 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bahraini authorities to release Ali Abdel Imam, a leading online journalist who was arrested Saturday on charges of spreading "false information." The arrest is the latest in the government's...

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More on RIM

September 3, 2010 8:42 PM ET

Another piece on RIM by the Guardian, this time reporting that the UAE were after BlackBerry messaging info, because of its use in spreading gossip about high-profile Emiratis. These quotes (translated here) from Dubai's police chief, Lt.-Gen. Dahi Khalfan...

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More on certificate authority proliferation

September 3, 2010 8:01 PM ET

Cryptographer Bruce Schneier linked to my Slate piece on rogue certificate authorities (CAs), which could allow governments like the UAE to monitor even the supposedly secure communications of journalists and others. The smart comments include a link to this...

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New media tools bring Mozambican crisis to the world

September 3, 2010 3:06 PM ET

This week's deadly unrest in Mozambique became a global news story in part because reporters and citizen journalists used new media and social networking tools. Clashes between security forces and people protesting rising prices in the capital, Maputo, left...

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After outcry, Jordan rolls back repressive measures

September 3, 2010 11:06 AM ET

Jordanian journalists succeeded this week in turning back some of the most repressive aspects of a new law on cyber crimes. The initial version of the law, approved by the cabinet of ministers on August 3, included broad restrictions...

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Malaysia power firm can't take joke, prosecutes blogger

September 2, 2010 2:15 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Kuala Lumpur to drop a criminal charge against blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman. He was charged today with "intent to hurt" in connection with a satirical entry...

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