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Kazakh authorities seize embattled weekly’s print run

September 18, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the seizure of the print run of one of the few remaining independent newspapers in Kazakhstan, which is set to take control of a leading security and human rights organization....

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Russian journalist faces forgery charges in Georgia

September 18, 2009 3:21 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Georgian authorities to drop criminal charges against the Tbilisi bureau chief for the Russian news agency RIA Novosti and allow him to work without fear of harassment. According to RIA...

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CPJ welcomes Supreme Court ruling in the Philippines

September 17, 2009 11:14 AM ET

New York, September 17, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Supreme Court ruling in the Philippines granting a change of trial venue in the case against two suspects charged with ordering the March 2005 murder of investigative reporter Marlene...

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Thai media owner, editor handed prison sentences

September 14, 2009 10:17 AM ET

New York, September 14, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Thai criminal court decision on Thursday to sentence media owner, television commentator, and political activist Sondhi Limthongkul to two years in prison in connection with criminal libel charges filed...

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CPJ seeks comprehensive inquiry in Clarín tax raid

September 11, 2009 3:08 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2009—Two hundred tax agents raided the offices of Argentina’s largest daily, Clarín, on Wednesday after the paper ran a cover story alleging that a government agency improperly granted a farm subsidy, the local press said. The...

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Iranian journalist arrested, others summoned

September 8, 2009 5:24 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2009—Iranian authorities arrested one journalist today while security forces summoned at least 15 who were among the signatories of a recent petition demanding the release of detained journalists, local press reported. ...

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In Tunisia, court orders transfer of syndicate board

September 8, 2009 4:49 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Tunisian court’s decision to recognize a pro-government board of the National Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists (NSTJ). Police today physically evicted members of the previous independent board from the syndicate’s...

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Gabon election marred by media censorship

September 1, 2009 5:21 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Gabonese government censorship and restrictions on media coverage of Sunday's presidential elections, including denials of accreditation to at least four international journalists....

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Zambian paper's staff summoned on contempt charges

August 31, 2009 5:45 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2009--A magistrate in Zambia issued a summons today for the entire editorial staff of the southern African country's largest independent newspaper to appear in court on Wednesday on contempt charges, according to local journalists and news...

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Ugandan paper's cartoon of president draws interrogation

August 28, 2009 4:20 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2009--A Ugandan newspaper's critical caricature of President Yoweri Museveni led police to interrogate three journalists today on allegations of sedition, according to a defense attorney and local journalists. ...

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