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Mission Journal: Finding a legal solution to siege of Pakistan's media

February 5, 2015 5:06 PM ET

Pakistan's media, long under siege, face new challenges. "We had managed to get the genie out of the lamp," was the way one Pakistani journalist explained it to me during a trip there last month. "But now, the military has...

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Police raid, seize books from Malaysian cartoonist's office

February 2, 2015 9:07 AM ET

Bangkok, February 2, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Malaysian authorities to halt the legal harassment of a Malaysian cartoonist. Zulkiflee Awar Ulhaque, also known as Zunar, is a frequent contributor to the news website Malaysiakini and the author...

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CPJ condemns murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto

January 31, 2015 4:15 PM ET

New York, January 31, 2015--The Islamic State militant group released a video Saturday purporting to show the murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, according to news reports. Japanese authorities have not yet verified the footage is authentic, according to news...

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Jordan arrests two journalists on aiding terrorism charges

January 29, 2015 2:46 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2015--Jordanian authorities arrested the owner of a local news website and the site's editor-in-chief on Wednesday, accusing the two of aiding terrorism and spreading false news in a report stating that an imprisoned Iraqi militant would...

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Kenji Goto's reporting is voice of humanity in times of atrocity

January 27, 2015 3:14 PM ET

Kenji Goto, the 47-year-old television journalist held captive by the Islamic State (IS), is not a typical reporter, nor is he typically Japanese. But his courage and commitment to broadcasting humane stories from some of the world's most dangerous...

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Colombian photojournalist escapes kidnappers

January 23, 2015 4:40 PM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: On January 29, 2015, reports in the Colombian press said Johanny Vargas issued a statement saying he had not been kidnapped and that his disappearance occurred under personal circumstances. CPJ is investigating. Bogotá, January 23, 2015--The Committee to...

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CPJ calls on Japan to explore all options for journalist held in Syria

January 22, 2015 12:21 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by a video released on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group in which the group said it would kill Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and another Japanese...

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Tabloid reporter gunned down in the Philippines

January 9, 2015 11:51 AM ET

Bangkok, January 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalist calls on authorities in the Philippines to identify the motive in Thursday's murder of tabloid reporter Nerlita Ledesma and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice....

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Gunmen attack Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, kill at least 12

January 7, 2015 9:59 AM ET

Brussels, January 7, 2015--Heavily armed and hooded gunmen attacked the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo today, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 11, in the worst attack on the media since the...

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China's long-distance tactic to suppress Uighur coverage

January 7, 2015 7:00 AM ET

When we conduct the research for our annual list of jailed journalists, we rely on a range of sources. And we come across a lot of information that doesn't always make it on to our list. With China once again...

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