Legal Action

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Barzani’s KDP targets paper that alleged oil smuggling

August 5, 2010 3:39 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) led by Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish Regional Government, to drop a defamation complaint against an opposition weekly, Rozhnama. The complaint, filed...

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Over protests, Medvedev signs bill expanding FSB power

August 2, 2010 1:02 PM ET

New York, August 2, 2010—A measure signed into law on Thursday by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will expand the powers of security agents and contribute to a climate of fear among government critics, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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No Wikileaks, but cocoa piece typifies fight over leaks

July 29, 2010 5:14 PM ET

WikiLeaks’ publication of tens of thousands of pages of confidential U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war has drawn a lot of attention, perhaps overshadowing the many, more common cases around the world in which journalists publish stories based...

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Iraq plans to establish special court for journalists

July 20, 2010 5:13 PM ET

New York, July 20, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Court to disclose details about the decision to establish a new press court and to explain the mechanisms under which it will operate....

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CPJ urges Clinton to reconsider Morris visa denial

July 13, 2010 2:03 PM ET

Dear Secretary Clinton: We are writing to express our deep concern about the U.S. State Department’s denial of a visa that would enable prominent Colombian journalist Hollman Morris to participate in a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. The denial, based on a “terrorist activities” provision of the Patriot Act, is unsupported by any available evidence and may be based on misleading or inaccurate information provided by Colombian authorities.

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An appeal from ailing Tunisian journalist Boukadous

July 12, 2010 10:20 AM ET

You are all no doubt aware of what I went through this past week. Indeed, though I suffered an acute asthmatic attack that necessitated sending me to the Farhat Hached Teaching Hospital in Sousse from July 3, the Gafsa Court...

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Two journalists facing military court trial in Syria

July 9, 2010 5:45 PM ET

New York, July 9, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Syrian authorities to drop criminal defamation charges against investigative journalists Bassam Ali and Suhaila Ismail. ...

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Rwandan editor arrested after criticizing Kagame

July 9, 2010 2:21 PM ET

New York, July 9, 2010—Police in Rwanda arrested the editor of a private newspaper on Thursday in connection with a series of articles critical of the government, according to local journalists. ...

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Freelance journalist sued and allegedly threatened in Iraq

July 8, 2010 5:20 PM ET

New York, July 8, 2010—Shwan Ahmed, a freelance Iraqi journalist, is facing criminal defamation charges based on a series of articles he wrote alleging corruption in Sulaimaniyah, in northeastern Iraq. Ahmed told CPJ he was threatened by one of the parties in...

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CPJ condemns prison term against Tunisian TV journalist

July 6, 2010 5:06 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2010—An appeals court in Tunisia today upheld a criminal conviction and prison sentence handed down to Fahem Boukadous, a correspondent for the satellite television station Al-Hiwar al-Tunisi, in connection with his coverage of violent labor protests...

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