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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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Four from Uganda's Monitor face criminal charges

August 25, 2009 5:14 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2009--Four journalists from Uganda's largest independent newspaper are facing criminal prosecutions, joining four others already charged since 2007, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Iran charges journalists with 'lying'

August 25, 2009 4:34 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2009--The fourth session of the mass trial of more than 100 opposition figures, including journalists, took place in Tehran today. The Committee to Protect Journalists is particularly dismayed by procedural irregularities and the fact that the...

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Journalist faces jail for blogging on Russian explosion

August 21, 2009 4:16 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2009--Prosecutors in Abakan, the capital of the Republic of Khakassia in southern Siberia, should drop their defamation charges against online editor Mikhail Afanasyev, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The charges are tied to a...

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Uganda's Museveni issues warning to news media

August 19, 2009 1:19 PM ET

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda lashed out at private broadcasters last week, accusing them of unethical reporting. The comments come in the midst of two important, ongoing developments: mounting public criticism of Museveni's policies and the government's criminal prosecutions of...

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After al-Qaeda report, Kenyan police harass Star

August 18, 2009 12:07 PM ET

New York, August 18, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalist is concerned Kenyan police are attempting to intimidate journalists at the private daily, The Star, to reveal their sources for a June 20 article that said the Kenyan Anti-Terrorism Police Unit...

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Lawyers protest lack of access in Iran

August 14, 2009 4:36 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2009--In a letter addressed to the head of the Iranian judiciary, four defense lawyers protested that they were not allowed to attend the latest hearing, on August 8, in a mass trial in which more than...

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U.S. officials detain Pakistani VOA journalist

August 14, 2009 3:49 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by U.S. immigration officials' decision to detain without explanation Rahman Bunairee, a Pakistani reporter for Voice of America who said he had been targeted for attack in his home...

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Gambian court convicts six journalists of sedition

August 6, 2009 5:05 PM ET

New York, August 6, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the highly politicized court verdict against six independent journalists today in the capital of the Gambia, Banjul. ...

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Pro-Chávez militant arrested in Globovisión attack

August 5, 2009 12:57 PM ET

At noon on Tuesday, Venezuelan authorities arrested pro-government activist Lina Ron and took her to Caracas' military intelligence headquarters, according to an official statement by the Venezuelan Minister of Interior and Justice Tarek El Aissami. Ron, a founding and very...

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