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Medvedev, endangered sheep, and online controls

January 16, 2009 3:23 PM ET

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has tried to create an image apart from his mentor Vladimir Putin. Medvedev claims to support civil liberties, vows to combat corruption, and likes to speak about press freedom. In his first State of the Nation...

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Vietnamese leader urged to roll back online restrictions

January 16, 2009 2:35 PM ET

Dear President Triet: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by new online content restrictions that appear to be part of a stepped-up official campaign to suppress and intimidate reporters, editors, and commentators.

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For sixth straight year, Iraq deadliest nation for press

December 18, 2008 7:15 AM ET

New York, December 18, 2008—For the sixth consecutive year, Iraq was the deadliest country in the world for the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its end-of-year analysis. The 11 deaths recorded in Iraq in 2008, while a...

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BBC and VOA Web sites banned in China

December 16, 2008 12:33 PM ET

In response to reports today that the BBC's Chinese language news site and Voice of America in Chinese have been banned in China, we issued this statement....

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The business of human rights

December 5, 2008 11:12 AM ET

One of the reasons the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has spawned so many events this month may have something to do with the venue. The declaration was signed in Paris--who wouldn't want to commemorate the...

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Blogger sentenced to more than 20 years in prison

November 11, 2008 1:42 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the long prison sentence handed down by a Burmese court to blogger Nay Phone Latt, who has been held in detention since his arrest on January 29....

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Malaysia Today blogger released

November 7, 2008 3:30 PM ET

New York, November 7, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the court-ordered release from prison today of blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, editor and founder of the Malaysia Today news and commentary Web site....

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Blogger reaches two-year mark in prison

November 6, 2008 5:00 PM ET

New York, November 6, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the continued imprisonment of an Egyptian blogger jailed two years ago on Friday....

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