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On anniversary, CPJ seeks justice for Politkovskaya

October 7, 2009 4:40 PM ET

On the third anniversary of the murder of Novaya Gazeta investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:...

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Journalist killed on a Sunday morning at home in Nigeria

October 6, 2009 5:46 PM ET

More than two weeks have passed since the cold-blooded killing of Bayo Ohu, assistant news editor and political reporter for the Lagos, Nigeria-based The Guardian. The 45-year-old, soft-spoken workaholic opened the door to his home early on Sunday, September 20, as he prepared...

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Mexican journalist killed inside newsroom in Chihuahua

September 25, 2009 1:31 PM ET

New York, September 25, 2009—Mexico must put an end to the pattern of impunity in journalists’ murders by prosecuting all those responsible for Wednesday’s brutal killing of Norberto Miranda Madrid, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Miranda, a harsh...

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Veteran TV reporter shot dead in central Colombia

September 24, 2009 1:47 PM ET

New York, September 24, 2009—Veteran television journalist Diego de Jesús Rojas Velásquez was gunned down Tuesday outside the central Colombian city of Supía, according to interviews and press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Colombian authorities to thoroughly...

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CPJ urges PM's intervention in Kenyan murder case

September 21, 2009 5:33 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister: We are writing to express our concern over the lack of progress in the case of murdered Kenyan journalist Francis Nyaruri. The journalist was found decapitated, with evidence of torture to his body, on January 29 in Kodera Forest near his hometown of Nyamira.

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Russia, EU tell CPJ they will act on Russian murders

September 21, 2009 4:49 PM ET

On September 15, a CPJ delegation released a special report in Moscow on impunity in journalist killings committed in Russia under the country’s current leadership. The report, Anatomy of Injustice, garnered an unusual amount of attention from the Russian media....

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September 18, 2001, in Eritrea: A memory that never fades

September 18, 2009 3:50 PM ET

It feels like it happened just yesterday. It was 7 a.m. on an average day in September in Asmara, Eritrea. My brain was still reshuffling the information I had gathered about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center...

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The pure goodness of Manik Chandra Saha

September 17, 2009 4:21 PM ET

An excerpt from Marked for Death: Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places, by Terry Gould: At first glance there is nothing particularly threatening about Khulna. Like most regional capitals in Bangladesh, it is hot and crowded,...

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Journalists under threat: The psychology of sacrifice

September 17, 2009 4:04 PM ET

Over the summer, as a book I’d written about the lives of murdered journalists went to press, a crusading human rights reporter from the Russian republic of Chechnya was shot dead. I was not surprised by the details of her...

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CPJ welcomes Supreme Court ruling in the Philippines

September 17, 2009 11:14 AM ET

New York, September 17, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Supreme Court ruling in the Philippines granting a change of trial venue in the case against two suspects charged with ordering the March 2005 murder of investigative reporter Marlene...

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