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U.S. reporter faces 'insult' suit in Brazil air crash aftermath

September 29, 2009 3:42 PM ET

New York, September 29, 2009—U.S. freelance journalist Joe Sharkey, who covered a 2006 plane crash in Brazil in which he was a passenger, faces an onerous civil defamation suit for comments he said were wrongly attributed to him. On the...

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Honduras must allow pro-Zelaya broadcasters to reopen

September 28, 2009 3:19 PM ET

New York, September 28, 2009—The interim government of Honduras must immediately allow two private broadcasters loyal to ousted President Manuel Zelaya to return to the air, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officials, acting under a new decree that...

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CPJ makes headway in cases in Russia, Georgia

September 25, 2009 12:13 PM ET

Amid ongoing attacks on journalists, CPJ advocacy in Europe and Central Asia has generated some positive results. Earlier this month, a CPJ delegation met with Russian and European officials, who promised to revisit 17 journalist murders in Russia since 2000....

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Nigerien editor charged with criminal libel

September 24, 2009 3:43 PM ET

New York, September 24, 2009—A newspaper editor in police custody in Niger since Sunday was charged with criminal libel on Wednesday in connection with a story accusing a top official of involvement in a corruption scandal, according to local journalists...

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CPJ urges Senegal to decriminalize press offenses

September 23, 2009 2:47 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is heartened by your recent directive to the prime minister to renew consultations with the press on the decriminalization of press offenses in Senegal. Yet your directive came on the same day a judge in the central town of Kaolack imprisoned two journalists who reported allegations of local government corruption in the distribution of seeds—a reminder of the urgent need for press law reform.

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Kazakh authorities seize embattled weekly’s print run

September 18, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the seizure of the print run of one of the few remaining independent newspapers in Kazakhstan, which is set to take control of a leading security and human rights organization....

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Russian journalist faces forgery charges in Georgia

September 18, 2009 3:21 PM ET

New York, September 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Georgian authorities to drop criminal charges against the Tbilisi bureau chief for the Russian news agency RIA Novosti and allow him to work without fear of harassment. According to RIA...

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CPJ welcomes Supreme Court ruling in the Philippines

September 17, 2009 11:14 AM ET

New York, September 17, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Supreme Court ruling in the Philippines granting a change of trial venue in the case against two suspects charged with ordering the March 2005 murder of investigative reporter Marlene...

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Thai media owner, editor handed prison sentences

September 14, 2009 10:17 AM ET

New York, September 14, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Thai criminal court decision on Thursday to sentence media owner, television commentator, and political activist Sondhi Limthongkul to two years in prison in connection with criminal libel charges filed...

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CPJ seeks comprehensive inquiry in Clarín tax raid

September 11, 2009 3:08 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2009—Two hundred tax agents raided the offices of Argentina’s largest daily, Clarín, on Wednesday after the paper ran a cover story alleging that a government agency improperly granted a farm subsidy, the local press said. The...

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