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Restrictive press law repealed in Brazil

May 1, 2009 4:17 PM ET

In response to yesterday's repeal of Brazil's infamous 1967 Press Law by the Supreme Federal Tribunal, we issued the following statement......

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10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger

April 30, 2009 12:01 AM ET

CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll....

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Suspects on trial for plotting to kill editor in Iraq

April 27, 2009 2:40 PM ET

New York, April 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is closely following the imminent trial of two suspects who have been charged with plotting to murder Ahmed Mira, editor-in-chief of the Sulaymaniyah, Iraq-based ‎magazine Livin....

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South Korean blogger acquitted

April 23, 2009 5:28 PM ET

Park Dae-sung, who blogs under the name Minerva, was acquitted of charges in South Korea on April 20, 2009, under a rarely used law of "spreading false information with the intent of harming the public interest." The Seoul court that...

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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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