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CPJ asks Philippines to investigate threats against journalist

March 30, 2010 4:58 PM ET

Dear President Arroyo and Chief Justice Puno: We are greatly concerned by the apparent lack of an effective government response to threats made against Marites Danguilan Vitug, one of the Philippines’ senior and most eminent journalists. Vitug said she believes your intervention will serve as a deterrent to whoever is trying to intimidate her, and, hopefully, to those who try to intimidate other journalists in the future.

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Philippine high court spokesman: Death threats ‘funny’

March 29, 2010 1:57 PM ET

Midas Marquez, spokesman for the Philippine Supreme Court, has told local reporters that he considers death threats sent anonymously by text message to journalist Marites Dañguilan Vitug to be “funny” and “ridiculous.” Marquez was asked to comment in his...

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Journalist’s house and car vandalized in Pakistan

March 25, 2010 11:07 AM ET

Three unidentified men attacked the residence of an investigative reporter for the private news channel DawnNews TV, in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad, on January 19, 2010 according to local news reports....

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Philippine editor Vitug receives series of death threats

March 23, 2010 2:19 PM ET

New York, March 23, 2010—The Philippine government must vigorously pursue its investigation into a series of death threats received by Marites Dañguilan Vitug, editor-in-chief of the online news outlet Newsbreak, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Colombian journalist shot dead by unidentified gunman

March 22, 2010 5:45 PM ET

New York, March 22, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Colombian authorities to fully investigate the death of journalist Clodomiro Castilla Ospino, left, who was shot on Friday by an unidentified gunman in the northern city of Montería, according...

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In Azerbaijan, Eynulla Fatullayev and family threatened

March 17, 2010 4:35 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Azerbaijani authorities today to thoroughly investigate a death threat made against imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev, a 2009 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award, and his family. ...

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Under pressure, Kyrgyz stations halt RFE/RL programming

March 16, 2010 5:52 PM ET

New York, March 16, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by reports that the Kyrgyz government has pressured several radio and television stations to stop carrying programming from the Kyrgyz service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty...

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Nepal’s media brave threats in 'interesting times'

February 19, 2010 11:29 AM ET

The times, they’re getting a bit too interesting in Nepal. Journalists who are supposed to cover the news are becoming the news themselves....

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Journalist flees Zimbabwe after death threat

January 20, 2010 3:41 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2010—Freelance journalist Stanley Kwenda, left, a contributor to the private weekly The Zimbabwean, fled the country on Friday after he said he received a telephone threat from a high-ranking police officer, according to the paper’s...

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Harassment of independent Uzbek journalists heats up

January 15, 2010 1:55 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Uzbek authorities today to immediately cease their campaign of intimidation against the handful of independent journalists remaining in the Central Asian country. ...

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