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CPJ tells Clinton of threats to women journalists in Congo

September 15, 2009 4:20 PM ET

Dear Secretary Clinton: In light of your recent advocacy on behalf of Congolese women during your visit to Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, we are writing to bring to your attention our deep concerns about the safety of three reporters covering women’s issues in Bukavu, south of Goma.

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CPJ writes Karzai: Afghan journalists fear retribution

September 15, 2009 2:52 PM ET

Dear President Karzai: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about conditions for journalists in Kandahar. Long destabilized by efforts to defeat the Taliban, the southern province has become even more dangerous since the recent presidential elections. Besides the daily threat of being caught up in an attack by insurgent groups, several local journalists tell CPJ they fear beatings, detentions, or worse in retribution for their reporting.

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In DRC, three journalists report death threats

September 11, 2009 2:16 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2009—Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo must aggressively investigate threats made against three radio reporters in the eastern city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Foreign journalists face violence covering Afghan election

August 20, 2009 3:00 PM ET

"When we were in that car and he was pointing that gun at us ... I thought, 'We're done. We're not getting out of here alive.'"...

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Cacho, a top Mexican reporter, describes a life under threat

August 11, 2009 4:45 PM ET

A month ago I sat next to a cop, turned on my computer, and opened my blog. The threats were there: "My dear lydia cacho get ready to be found soon with your throat slit, your pretty head will be...

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Police threaten journalists with arrest in India

August 7, 2009 4:43 PM ET

Police threatened to arrest two journalists based in Srinagar, capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, on July 10, 2009, for reporting that the family of a missing youth, Asrar Mushtaq Dar, feared he may have "disappeared" in...

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Only the Gambian president has press freedom

July 31, 2009 4:32 PM ET

On July 22, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh once again went after journalists in an interview on the country's only state-run television station. The president made a thinly veiled threat toward six independent journalists currently facing "seditious publication" and "criminal defamation"...

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Al-Jazeera bureau chief threatened in Yemen

July 27, 2009 4:08 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the safety of Al-Jazeera staff in Yemen after an unknown caller threatened to kill the satellite broadcaster's bureau chief on Sunday. ...

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At Tolo and other Afghan media, pressure from all sides

July 22, 2009 10:19 AM ET

With elections due on August 20, pressure is mounting on Afghan journalists, and it's coming from all sides. The International Federation of Journalists helped organize a meeting in Kabul last week to draw the fractious journalists' community together; there are...

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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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