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Defamation ruling reversed against Time Asia in Indonesia

April 23, 2009 4:59 PM ET

Indonesia's Supreme Court reversed its own 2007 ruling on April 16, 2009, and dismissed a $106 million case against the Hong Kong-based Time Warner publication that had been filed by the country's late President Suharto and continued by his heirs. ...

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Singapore fines Wall Street Journal editor

April 23, 2009 2:53 PM ET

A high court judge in Singapore ruled on March 19, 2009, that Melanie Kirkpatrick, deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, was in contempt of court for two articles and a letter to the editor published by the...

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Syrian journalist held incommunicado‎, another on trial

April 22, 2009 4:02 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Syrian authorities to disclose the whereabouts of a journalist who has been held incommunicado since early April after he was ordered to visit the political security ‎‎office in...

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Saberi appears in a closed Revolutionary Court trial

April 14, 2009 2:35 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2009--Iranian authorities must ensure that journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been charged with espionage, is treated fairly and justly, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Iranian-American freelancer, who was arrested in late January, appeared...

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Iraqi military files lawsuit against newspaper, TV channel

April 14, 2009 1:23 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2009--The Iraqi military should drop a criminal lawsuit it filed Monday against a newspaper and a TV channel for misattributing a quote to its spokesman, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Two imprisoned journalists released in Azerbaijan

April 9, 2009 3:04 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2009--Following today's release of independent journalists Sakit Zakhidov and Asif Marzili in Azerbaijan, the Committee to Protect Journalists urged Azerbaijani authorities to free the remaining journalists serving jail terms on trumped-up criminal charges. ...

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CPJ concerned about Bahrain Web crackdown

April 7, 2009 2:43 PM ET

Your Majesty: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to protest the ‎recent deterioration of press freedom in Bahrain and your government's ‎ongoing campaign against critical or ‎opposition Web sites and blogs. The crackdown against those sites has resulted ‎in dozens of them ‎being blocked inside the kingdom, according to local and international human rights and ‎press ‎freedom watchdogs. ‎

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Ivorian editors fined on charges of offending Gbagbo

April 7, 2009 11:18 AM ET

On March 31, 2009, in the commercial city of Abidjan, Judge Aissata Koné convicted Op-Ed Editor Nanankoua Gnamenteh  and Managing Editor Eddy Péhé of  private weekly Le Repère  of charges of  "offending the head of state" over an article in early March that...

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Russian newspaper founder arrested, criminally charged

April 1, 2009 4:54 PM ET

New York, April 1, 2009--Police in the western city of Kaliningrad should drop trumped-up bribery charges against Arseny Makhlov, the founder of the independent weekly Dvornik, and allow him to work without fear of harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Nazarbayev urged to curb politically motivated lawsuits

March 30, 2009 1:24 PM ET

Dear President Nazarbayev: CPJ would like to draw your attention to your government's selective and politically motivated use of civil libel lawsuits against critical journalists and their publications. In a trend that fosters self-censorship, intolerant public officials target critical news outlets with defamation lawsuits that result in crippling damages.

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