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In Cameroon, pattern of press freedom abuses

July 13, 2009 10:36 AM ET

Dear President Biya: We are very concerned about an ongoing pattern of abuses against press freedom in Cameroon. In particular, we are alarmed by recent death threats against an editor, the recent prosecution of two others by a military tribunal, and the lengthy imprisonments of another two on libel charges. We call on you to use your influence to end practices that are undermining the free flow of information.

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Reporter receives death threats in Durango

July 1, 2009 6:10 PM ET

On May 27, 2009, an unidentified individual threatened José Bladimir Antuna García, a reporter who covers the police beat for the Durango-based daily El Tiempo. The reporter, who has previously been threatened, told CPJ he believes the death threat is...

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Kosovo must probe death threats against BIRN staff

June 17, 2009 2:32 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister Thaci: As an independent, nonpartisan organization defending press freedom worldwide, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to publicly condemn and thoroughly investigate a recent wave of threats against Jeta Xharra, head of the Kosovo office of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), and her colleagues.

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Following death threats, journalist leaves Colombia

June 2, 2009 3:45 PM ET

Carlos Serrano, director and radio host for the Bogotá-based Radio Diversia, left Colombia on May 11, 2009, after receiving death threats against him and other reporters from the radio station, according to local news reports and CPJ interviews ...

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In seeking reprisals against media, Chávez hurts democracy

May 29, 2009 2:53 PM ET

New York, May 29, 2009--President Hugo Chávez Frías is damaging Venezuelan democracy by continuing to threaten private media with reprisals and making unwarranted accusations against the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Philippine journalist alleges he is on military 'hit list'

May 20, 2009 2:47 PM ET

New York, May 20, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Philippines government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to clarify an accusation made by freelance journalist Carlos Conde that his name appeared on a 2007 official Armed...

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CPJ urges Chávez to refrain from threatening the press

May 12, 2009 4:24 PM ET

New York, May 12, 2009--Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías should refrain from making threatening statements and ensure the press is allowed to work without government interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chávez, right, accused private media outlets of...

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Journalist escapes captors in Pakistan

May 11, 2009 5:41 PM ET

Khawar Shafiq, the Daily Waqt (Daily Time) correspondent in Faisalabad, told colleagues he managed to escape from abductors on April 11, 2009, four days three bearded men grabbed him by his home near Faisalabad and shoved him into a car....

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Three journalists receive death threats in Bolivia

May 11, 2009 4:55 PM ET

On the evening of April 12, 2009, Raphael Ramírez, editor of the national daily La Prensa, received two anonymous calls at his home in La Paz from an individual who threatened to kill him if he "did not stop publishing...

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Government seizes newspaper offices in Yemen

May 4, 2009 3:59 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2009--After confiscating thousands of copies of a critical independent newspaper, authorities laid siege today to the paper's offices in Aden, Yemen. The daily, Al-Ayyam, has been covering the ongoing conflict in the country's southern region. ...

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