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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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Sri Lanka on State Department's radar

April 3, 2009 3:48 PM ET

The dire situation for journalists in Sri Lanka who have fallen out of favor with the government has not gone unnoticed at the U.S. State Department. On March 23, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a letter to Senator Robert...

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TV reporter gunned down, cameraman injured in Guatemala

April 2, 2009 4:00 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Guatemalan authorities today to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into the shooting of a two-man TV crew in Guatemala City on Wednesday. Unidentified gunmen killed veteran reporter Rolando...

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Radio journalist killed in Honduras

April 1, 2009 4:59 PM ET

New York, April 1, 2009--Gunmen shot and killed Honduran radio journalist Rafael Munguía Ortiz Tuesday night in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, according to local news reports. Honduran authorities must conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into Munguía's...

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Newseum honors fallen colleagues

March 31, 2009 5:23 PM ET

After each name was read aloud, the ring of a bell resonated through the studio auditorium that included many relatives, friends, and colleagues of the journalists whose names were being added to the Newseum Journalists Memorial. Some, like Tom Borrelli...

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Reporter shot and killed in Rawalpindi

March 27, 2009 3:24 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2009--Pakistani authorities must not allow Thursday's shooting death of veteran Pakistani reporter Raja Assad Hameed in Rawalpindi go uninvestigated and unprosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Can Sierra Leone bring justice in fatal beating of editor?

March 25, 2009 3:12 PM ET

The case had all the hallmarks of a sordid thriller. There was "a rogue politician, a journalist getting killed, a staunchly incurious police, and the media in frenzy," veteran journalist Lansana Gberie wrote in the New African, describing the fatal...

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Newspaper editor shot dead in India

March 24, 2009 6:01 PM ET

We issued this statement today in response to media reports that Anil Majumdar, the editor of daily Assamese newspaper Aji, was shot dead near his home in Guwahati on Tuesday evening. India placed 14 on CPJ's Impunity Index, released this...

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Former police officer arrested in Venezuelan murder

March 24, 2009 3:53 PM ET

On February13, 2009, Venezuelan authorities arrested Rafael Segundo Pérez, a former sergeant for the Carabobo police, in connection to the January 16 killing of journalist Orel Sambrano, according to local news reports. Pérez is accused of working as a hired...

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