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Derakhshan case: When keeping quiet does not work

October 5, 2010 2:56 PM ET

The severity of the nearly 20-year jail sentence handed down to veteran Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan, left, has shocked many exiled Iranian journalists and bloggers with whom I've spoken. It's also reinforced their belief that the best way to...

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Internet blotter

October 5, 2010 11:48 AM ET

The International Telecommunications Union starts its plenipotentiary meeting this week. Some worry that some nations will use their position at the ITU to attempt to grab more control over how the Internet works. RSF covers the Burmese DDOS attacks....

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Wordpress: Helping journalists under cyber-attack

October 5, 2010 11:46 AM ET

Blog hosting site Wordpress.com have just announced a great new feature which is also a simple way that hosting companies can help journalists under attack online. The blogging hosting site now lets you automatically redirect your old Wordpress web address...

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U.S. proposals undermine secure, uncensored Internet

September 30, 2010 2:40 PM ET

UPDATE, OCTOBER 22, 2010: CPJ's board of directors sets policy for the organization. At the October 18 meeting of the board, directors discussed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, known as COICA. The September 30 blog post below incorrectly...

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'Blogfather,' columnist get heavy prison terms in Iran

September 28, 2010 4:36 PM ET

New York, September 28, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the government's ongoing offensive against critical journalists in Iran. A Revolutionary Court today sentenced blogger Hossein Derakhshan, left, to 19 and a half years in prison, the International Campaign for Human...

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Malaysian cartoonist faces sedition charges

September 27, 2010 3:38 PM ET

Bangkok, September 27, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, a contributor to the popular news site Malaysiakini and author of a new collection of political cartoons. ...

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Police arrest Thai Web editor on anti-crown charge

September 24, 2010 2:41 PM ET

Bangkok, September 24, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest today of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, editor of the popular Thailand news website Prachatai, on charges of insulting the royal family. ...

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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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