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Murder pushes Novaya Gazeta to request guns

January 23, 2009 2:33 PM ET

In a November 2007 interview, just before receiving CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, Dmitry Muratov, the editor of the embattled Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, recalled the loss of three colleagues to work-related murders in six years. "We have suffered war-like...

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In landmark case, ex-officials convicted in slaying

January 22, 2009 4:52 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2009--The convictions of three former public officials on charges of plotting the 2003 murder of Colombian radio commentator José Emeterio Rivas represent a historic step forward in the campaign to end impunity in the killings of...

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Journalist, human rights lawyer shot dead in Moscow

January 20, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2009--A reporter for the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a prominent human rights lawyer whose clients included murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya were both shot and killed on Monday. At around 3 p.m., Anastasiya Baburova, 25, and...

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Letter from Mogadishu: Working where violence is normal

January 20, 2009 4:33 PM ET

On Friday, as we welcomed the release of a journalist kidnapped in Somalia, we received a compelling account from a freelance reporter working in the capital, Mogadishu. Our colleague describes the perils of working in a city where journalists operate...

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Reporter who covered drugs, corruption is slain

January 20, 2009 2:32 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2009--A Venezuelan journalist who recently reported on drug trafficking and corruption was shot to death on Friday in Valencia, a city in the north-central province of Carabobo, according to news reports and interviews....

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Journalists killed in Gaza

January 14, 2009 4:19 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of four Palestinian journalists who have been killed since Israeli military operations began in Gaza on December 27. One journalist was fatally injured while working; three others were...

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Journalist dies in hospital after being shot

January 13, 2009 4:21 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in the northern city of Murmansk to thoroughly investigate the death of Shafig Amrakhov, editor of the online regional news agency RIA 51....

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And then they came for Lasantha

January 13, 2009 11:57 AM ET

Lasantha Wickramatunga was gunned down in his car last week on his way to work. According to colleagues, his attackers used an automatic pistol equipped with a silencer. After they smashed in one of his car windows, they repeatedly shot...

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Government must act to protect female journalists

January 12, 2009 3:44 PM ET

New York, January 12, 2009--The Nepalese government must act immediately to protect female journalists in the wake of the brutal murder of one reporter and death threats made against another in the volatile Terai plains of southern Nepal, the Committee...

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