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Vietnam Tightens the Squeeze on Its Bloggers

February 12, 2014 1:42 AM ET

A mushrooming blogosphere has challenged the state's media monopoly, drawing a heavy-handed bid to bring the Internet under government control. By Shawn W. Crispin Blogger Pham Viet Dao attends a conference on social media in Hanoi on December 24, 2012....

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Afghan Journalists Steadfast as International Withdrawal Approaches

February 12, 2014 1:41 AM ET

As they look toward the next era of uncertainty, reporters in Afghanistan express a sense of determination to build on what they have achieved. By Bob Dietz An Afghan man marks his application for voter registration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on...

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Journalists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Battle Beijing's Influence

February 12, 2014 1:40 AM ET

Media owners' reluctance to draw China's disfavor imperils the ability of the Hong Kong and Taiwanese press to play a watchdog role. By a CPJ Contributor Popular protests like this one in Taipei on January 1, 2013, helped derail a...

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A Sliver of Hope Emerges for a More Independent Press in Turkey

February 12, 2014 1:27 AM ET

The Gezi Park protests force some independent-minded journalists to confront the media's unwillingness to take on the government. By Nicole Pope...

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South African journalist arrested, threatened

January 29, 2014 1:16 PM ET

Cape Town, South Africa, January 29, 2014--South African authorities should drop charges against a journalist who was roughed up and detained after photographing police officers allegedly involved in bribery, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ricky Dire, a journalist...

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Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics

January 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

In the run-up to the Sochi Winter Games, official repression and self-censorship have restricted news coverage of sensitive issues related to the Olympics, such as the exploitation of migrant workers, environmental destruction, and forced evictions. The information vacuum comes...

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South Sudanese towns suffer information vacuum

January 27, 2014 2:33 PM ET

"This is the worst situation I ever reported since I started reporting in 2007," BBC Media Action producer Manyang David Mayar told me after he left the restive town of Bor, Jonglei State in South Sudan. Forced to walk...

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Three radio journalists threatened in Colombia

January 14, 2014 2:03 PM ET

Bogotá, January 14, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Colombian authorities to ensure the safety of three radio journalists in the southern state of Guaviare who have received death threats in response to their coverage of an upcoming recall...

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Thai laws on body armor put journalists at risk

January 13, 2014 12:17 PM ET

For the past several weeks journalists and media organizations in Thailand have been preparing for a fresh round of confrontation between anti-government protesters and government security forces. An attempt to paralyze the nation's capital through a protester-led, month-long shutdown...

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In Somalia, three journalists detained in Kismayo

January 2, 2014 11:55 AM ET

The Interim Jubba Administration in southern Somalia detained three journalists without charge in the span of a week in late December 2013. All were released after a few days....

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