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Algerian journalist provisionally released, facing jail term

March 9, 2009 5:20 PM ET

New York, March 9, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the provisional release on medical grounds of an Algerian journalist known for his denunciation of corruption under President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, but is concerned that he will need to return to...

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CPJ concerned about UAE draft media law

March 9, 2009 11:39 AM ET

Your Highness: We are writing to express our concern about a draft of the United Arab Emirates' ‎media law, recently approved by the Federal National Council. We urge you to reject the law in its current form, which if passed would negatively impact the state of press freedom in the UAE.

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Egyptian court fines five journalists for covering trial

February 26, 2009 3:50 PM ET

New York, February 26, 2009--The Egyptian judiciary should overturn today's court decision to impose a fine on five journalists for violating a ban on media coverage of a murder trial, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The trial...

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Court rejects jailed Senegalese journalist's appeal

February 25, 2009 2:12 PM ET

An appeals court in the Senegalese capital of Dakar upheld a three-year prison sentence against imprisoned editor El Malick Seck on February 23, 2009, according to international and local news reports. The case involved an editorial implicating President Abdoulaye Wade...

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Thai monarch pardons jailed Australian writer

February 24, 2009 3:10 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from a Thai detention facility of Australian writer Harry Nicolaides but calls upon authorities to reform the draconian lese majeste laws under which he was sentenced....

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Indian newspaper charged over religious article

February 13, 2009 4:56 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2009--Charges against the Calcutta-based editor and publisher of Indian newspaper The Statesman for republishing an article about religion from a British newspaper should be dropped, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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China to intensify regulations for reporters

February 13, 2009 3:09 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2009--China's decision to establish a list of reporters who break reporting rules and prevent them from continuing to report or edit news is a cause for concern, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The decision...

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Writer goes into exile over Thai lese majeste charges

February 9, 2009 3:22 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the increasing use of draconian lese majeste charges to harass journalists and commentators and stifle free expression in Thailand; at least one writer has gone into exile because of...

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Egypt strikes down jail time, upholds fines against editors

February 2, 2009 2:26 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Cairo appeals court decision to strike down a one-year jail term against four editors, but condemns that the conviction stands for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and his top aides....

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After outcry, Nicaragua drops case against critical editor

January 30, 2009 4:05 PM ET

The Nicaraguan attorney general's office has dropped a criminal investigation into a nonprofit journalism organization headed by the prominent editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios after finding no evidence of wrongdoing. A remarkable number of media groups and individuals, including CPJ,...

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