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Mass arrest of journalists in Karachi

November 20, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 20, 2007 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is angered by the arrest of more than 180 journalists today who were protesting Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s government’s crackdown on media following his declaration of a state of...

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Reporting Against the Odds; Honoring journalists who risk death to write the truth

November 20, 2007 11:26 AM ET

EDITORIAL The Washington Post November 20, 2007 Reprinted with permission from Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive Company and The Washington Post It was no surprise when authorities shut another independent newspaper in Vladimir Putin's Russia this month, but the pretext was particularly...

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Pakistan demands broadcasters sign conduct code

November 12, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by pressure being exerted by the Pakistani government on broadcasters to sign a 14-page government-mandated “code of conduct.” Station owners say they have been told that if they...

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CPJ urges Musharraf to allow Pakistan’s media to operate freely

November 4, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2007—The government of President Pervez Musharraf should withdraw the severe restrictions it has placed on Pakistan’s news media and allow independent television and radio stations to resume coverage of the country’s political crisis, the Committee to...

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Journalists threatened by political group

May 29, 2007 12:00 PM ET

MAY 29, 2007 Posted May 30, 2007 Mazhar Abbas, Agence France Presse Asif Hussain, Agence France Presse Zarrar Khan, Associated Press THREATENED Identical envelopes, each containing a 30mm bullet, were planted on cars belonging to the three journalists and parked...

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Political group names 12 journalists as "enemies"

May 22, 2007 12:00 PM ET

MAY 22, 2006 Posted May 30, 2007 Zafar Abbas, Dawn Azhar Abbas, Dawn TV Mazhar Abbas, Agence France-Presse; Aneeq Ahmed, ARY TV Ayaz Amir, Dawn Zahid Hussain, Geo TV Asfar Imam, Aaj TV Zarar Khan, Associated Press...

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2007 Awards - Ceremony

March 24, 2007 5:40 PM ET

CPJ HONORS FIVE BRAVE JOURNALISTS Fighting Impunity, Targeting of Journalists Highlighted...

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CPJ Update

January 10, 2007 10:17 AM ET

CPJ Update November 2007 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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CPJ Update

January 1, 2007 10:17 AM ET

CPJ Update October 2007 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Pakistani journalist slain; CPJ urges investigation

November 1, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 1, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges an immediate, high-level investigation into today’s murder of Mohammad Ismail, Islamabad bureau chief for Pakistan Press International (PPI). Ismail’s body was found this morning near his home in Islamabad with...

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