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Leading investigative weekly suspended in Tanzania

January 12, 2010 1:01 PM ET

New York, January 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the suspension of independent weekly Swahili newspaper Kulikoni to be lifted immediately. Information Minister George Mkuchika announced the suspension of the leading investigative weekly on Friday, citing a sales...

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CPJ calls for full pardon of Tissainayagam in Sri Lanka

January 11, 2010 12:42 PM ET

New York, January 11, 2010 — The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release on bail of Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam on Monday in Colombo, but calls on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to use his constitutional power to extend...

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Tibetan filmmaker denied appeal to 6-year sentence

January 7, 2010 4:37 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Xining provincial court in Qinghai province to allow imprisoned Tibetan documentary filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen to appeal a six-year prison sentence he was given last week....

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CPJ to monitor implementation of Argentine broadcast law

December 8, 2009 3:41 PM ET

New York, December 8, 2009—The proposed appointment of four members of a seven-person Argentine media regulatory agency created under a government-sponsored broadcast law raises concerns about its independence, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ will monitor the law’s implementation to ensure that...

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Iran sentences two journalists to long prison terms

December 3, 2009 11:58 AM ET

New York, December 3, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the sentencing of Hengameh Shahidi and Saeed Laylaz, two prominent journalists, to extended prison terms. Shahidi was sentenced on Monday to six years and three months in...

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Tunisia jails two critical journalists and harasses others

December 1, 2009 5:33 PM ET

New York, December 1, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the rising imprisonment of critical journalists in Tunisia. Harassment has been escalating since President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali threatened to prosecute anyone who casts doubt on his reelection for...

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Morocco silences the pens of its journalists

December 1, 2009 1:06 PM ET

On the eve of Hillary Clinton’s departure to Morocco for the Forum of the Future on November 3, CPJ urged her to “impress upon the Moroccan authorities that a free press is a crucial component of any free society.” The...

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Huang Qi sentenced to three years in jail in China

November 24, 2009 1:54 PM ET

New York, November 24, 2009—After almost 18 months in detention, prominent Internet publisher and human rights activist Huang Qi was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Monday by a court in Wuhou in China’s Sichuan province. The sentencing hearing lasted...

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Zambian editor acquitted in hospital 'obscenity' case

November 17, 2009 5:10 PM ET

As the news editor of Zambia’s largest circulation newspaper and a mother to two young children, Chansa Kabwela already has her hands full. For the last four months, however, this 29-year-old journalist was mired in a court case with a peculiarity that...

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Sierra Leone's criminal libel law sparks barber boycott

November 10, 2009 2:24 PM ET

My looks have completely changed in recent months. Long hair now colonizes my chin and my head. Never in my adult life have I waited longer than a week without a shave or a haircut, let alone for four months....

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