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Colombian authorities arrest man in journalist slaying

July 14, 2009 2:34 PM ET

New York, July 14, 2009--Colombian police have arrested a man believed to have gunned down veteran radio journalist José Everardo Aguilar in retaliation for his reporting on corruption in southwestern Cauca province. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the arrest...

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Honduran journalist shot to death

July 6, 2009 5:23 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2009--An unidentified gunman shot and killed Honduran journalist Gabriel Fino Noriega on Friday in the town of San Juan Pueblo, according to local press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Honduran authorities today to...

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Sixth Somali journalist killed this year

July 6, 2009 4:07 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2009--The Committee to Protect journalists is saddened by the death of Radio IQK journalist Mohamud Mohamed Yusuf who was shot twice in the stomach on Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu. Yusuf, commonly known as "Ninile," was...

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Four months on, death unsolved in Republic of Congo

July 2, 2009 10:41 AM ET

New York, July 2, 2009--Nearly four months after the death of Franco-Congolese journalist Bruno Jacquet Ossébi, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for authorities in the Republic of Congo to publicly disclose a report that was prepared weeks ago...

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Philippine police must act to stem journalist murders

June 29, 2009 4:36 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2009--Police in the Philippines must step up investigations into journalist killings following the shooting death of radio commentator Jonathan Petalvero on Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Petalvero is the fourth Philippine journalist killed...

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Russian newspaper editor dies from head injuries

June 29, 2009 4:11 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an independent investigation into the death of Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, editor-in-chief of the Rostov-on-Don newspaper Korruptsiya i Prestupnost, who succumbed today to head injuries suffered in an April attack, according...

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CPJ testimony focuses on Russian impunity

June 25, 2009 5:27 PM ET

Nina Ognianova, CPJ's Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, provided testimony to the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on the pressing issue of impunity in journalist murders in Russia. The commission held a hearing this week on Russia's human rights...

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Supreme Court orders retrial in Politkovskaya murder

June 25, 2009 5:15 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2009--Russia's Supreme Court today overturned the acquittals of three men accused of involvement in the October 2006 murder of Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya. A spokesman for the court said there were procedural violations during the...

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In summit, Obama should address Russian impunity

June 25, 2009 2:57 PM ET

Dear President Obama: In advance of your July 6-8 summit in Moscow with President Dmitry Medvedev, we'd like to draw your attention to the pressing issue of impunity in violent crimes against journalists in Russia. We ask you to place this issue on the agenda for your talks. Seventeen journalists have been murdered for their work or have died under suspicious circumstances since 2000. In only one case have the killers been convicted. In every case, the masterminds remain unpunished.

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CPJ condemns arrest of Gambian journalists

June 15, 2009 5:28 PM ET

After receiving reports today of the arrest of seven senior Gambian journalists and press union leaders who criticized President Yahya Jammeh for remarks that bluntly refuted government involvement in the unsolved 2004 murder of an editor, we issued the following...

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