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Blogger still detained in Vietnam; three released

September 8, 2009 12:28 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Vietnamese authorities to release immediately and unconditionally Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a blogger who writes under the pen name Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom....

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Mauritanian editor jailed for violating 'decent behavior'

August 24, 2009 3:40 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Mauritanian court's decision to sentence an online editor to six months in prison....

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China's Green Dam finally cracks

August 17, 2009 2:56 PM ET

The Chinese government backed away on Thursday from its attempt to mandate censorship software, "Green Dam" and "Youth Escort," on personal computers, a move that was previously delayed. Ministry of Industry and Information Technology official Li Yizhong denied there was...

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Can China contain the microblog?

July 22, 2009 12:43 PM ET

Social networking sites are under increasing pressure in China. Someone seems to have realized just how difficult they are to monitor when it comes to breaking news....

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Xinjiang reporters detained; Beijing commentator missing

July 13, 2009 4:41 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2009--Chinese police should halt the detentions of journalists reporting on ethnic violence in Xinjiang and reveal the whereabouts of a Uighur academic and Internet commentator who is missing and reportedly detained in Beijing, the Committee to...

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China must allow free reporting and Internet in Urumqi

July 7, 2009 3:30 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2009--Authorities in northwestern Xinjiang should stop the harassment of journalists reporting on ethnic rioting and restore Internet access in the regional capital, Urumqi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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China postpones installation of filtering software...for now

June 30, 2009 5:12 PM ET

China's Internet censors have blinked. In the face of opposition ranging from PC makers abroad to bloggers at home, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has backed away, at least for now, from a hastily conceived directive that all...

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Stoking, not suppressing, dissent in China

June 29, 2009 12:26 PM ET

A self-styled army of Internet users, Anonymous Netizens, has announced its intention to wage war on government censors, starting July 1. Global Voices Online has the text in English; it's also here in Chinese. Whether their scheduled attack (its nature...

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Iran should allow journalists to cover opposition rallies

June 17, 2009 3:35 PM ET

New York, June 17, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the Iranian government to lift all restrictions on foreign journalists and allow them to cover Thursday's planned rallies in support of defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi....

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Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests

June 16, 2009 4:21 PM ET

New York, June 16, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to prevent news coverage of protests over the disputed presidential...

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