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Mayor denies any link to Mexican journalist's murder

May 7, 2009 2:24 PM ET

Santa María El Oro Mayor Martín Silvestre Herrera denied any connection to Sunday's murder of local journalist Carlos Ortega Samper in the northern Durango state, according to Mexican press reports. ...

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Ossébi's byline missing as sensitive case moves forward

May 7, 2009 10:06 AM ET

A French judge on Tuesday authorized an anti-corruption group to pursue a complaint that questions how the leaders of three oil-rich, central African nations amassed their personal assets. One byline was absent in news media coverage: Bruno Ossébi, an online...

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Reporter who criticized officials is slain in northern Mexico

May 5, 2009 3:53 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2009--A Mexican journalist who was critical of local authorities in the northern state of Durango was fatally shot by unidentified assailants on Sunday. In a piece published a day before the killing, the reporter wrote that...

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Two indictments in Chauncey Bailey murder

April 30, 2009 2:41 PM ET

Indictments came down on Wednesday in the murder of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, who was shot on an Oakland, Calif., street in August 2007. An Alameda County grand jury indicted the leader of the now-closed Your Black Muslim Bakery, Yusuf...

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Documentary captures a fixer's harsh reality

April 27, 2009 3:12 PM ET

In New York, the Tribeca Film Festival showed a strong documentary, The Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi, on Sunday. After the screening, I moderated a panel that featured director Ian Olds and Naqeeb Sherzad, a close friend of Ajmal,...

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Radio reporter gunned down in Colombia

April 27, 2009 2:32 PM ET

New York, April 27, 2009--Veteran Colombian radio journalist José Everardo Aguilar, known for his harsh criticism of local corruption, was gunned down inside his home in southwestern Cauca province on Friday night. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on...

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In Oakland, progress in Bailey murder prosecution

April 22, 2009 7:38 PM ET

The murderers of journalists around the globe presume they won't get caught. Unfortunately, they're often right: Only one case in 10 results in any convictions; just one in 20 results in convictions of those who ordered the murder. For more...

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Executions in editor's murder trigger doubts, outrage

April 17, 2009 10:38 AM ET

Sudan's execution this week of nine men found guilty of involvement in the 2006 assassination of editor Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed, left, is seen by many there as an outrageous miscarriage of justice, spurred by a thirst on the part of...

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Garcia-Esperat murder case moves forward

April 16, 2009 5:19 PM ET

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility reports today that a Philippine court has denied a motion to dismiss murder charges against two government officials accused of ordering the 2005 murder of journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat....

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Russian authorities close Shchekochikhin case

April 9, 2009 12:43 PM ET

We issued the following statement after Russia's Prosecutor-General's Office closed a criminal investigation into the unexplained death of investigative journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin in 2003......

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