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Undercover in Vietnam: Reporters become martyrs for their paper's cause

September 26, 2014 10:28 AM ET

In the second of CPJ's four-part "Undercover in Vietnam" series on press freedom in Vietnam, CPJ Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin reveals the persecution faced by Redemptorist News journalists, who have been jailed, harassed, and had their passports revoked for...

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Congo expels critical female journalist

September 25, 2014 3:28 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, September 25, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Congolese authorities' decision to expel a freelance journalist from the country and calls on them to allow her to enter the country and report freely. Before her expulsion, Sadio Kante...

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Who is killing Central America's journalists?

September 24, 2014 10:00 AM ET

Widespread violence and impunity leave murders unsolved Amid the violence and instability caused by organized crime and corruption in Central America, Honduras and Guatemala have experienced an alarming rise in the number of murders of, and attacks against, journalists. Near...

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Journalists investigating deaths of Russian soldiers are threatened and attacked

September 22, 2014 11:13 AM ET

Journalists investigating the deaths of Russian soldiers that news reports claimed were killed during Russia's alleged involvement in Ukraine's conflict have been targeted in a series of attacks since late August, according to a press freedom group. Russia has denied...

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Critical Chinese writer Tie Liu arrested, home raided

September 15, 2014 3:30 PM ET

New York, September 15, 2014--Police raided the home of a critical Chinese writer and publisher on Sunday, and detained him on a charge of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," according to his family and news reports. Huang Zerong, 81, had...

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Sunday Standard editor Outsa Mokone arrested in Botswana

September 12, 2014 5:47 PM ET

Cape Town, September 12, 2014--The image of Botswana as a bastion of press freedom and good governance has been dented following the arrest of an editor of a privately owned newspaper, and the seizure of his computer....

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Television program critical of local government in Peru canceled

September 10, 2014 12:56 PM ET

On August 26, 2014, a television news program that was critical of the local government in the Peruvian city of Ayacucho was canceled after threats were made against the company operating the TV station, according to news reports....

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Colombian journalist Amalfi Rosales flees after death threats

September 8, 2014 5:07 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, September 8, 2014 -- Colombian journalist Amalfi Rosales has fled her home in northern La Guajira state and is seeking government protection after gunmen fired at her house, and she received death threats, according to news reports. Rosales...

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Minivan News reporter Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla missing for one month

September 8, 2014 10:07 AM ET

Today marks one month since Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, a reporter for the independent news website Minivan News, disappeared. Friends, family, and colleagues believe he was abducted....

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Threats and attacks against press amid political crisis in Pakistan

September 2, 2014 5:13 PM ET

The ongoing political crisis in Pakistan turned deadly over the weekend with three protesters dead and at least 500 wounded in the capital, Islamabad. As is often the case, the press was not spared from violence, with dozens of...

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