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Russian TV crew threatened, forced to leave Ingushetia

October 15, 2009 5:13 PM ET

New York, October 15, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns threats and an attack on a TV crew from the Moscow-based independent broadcaster REN-TV in the North Caucasian republic of Ingushetia that caused them to flee the region....

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Radio host flees Colombia following alleged plot to kill him

October 13, 2009 4:54 PM ET

New York, October 13, 2009—Prominent radio journalist Herbin Hoyos Medina left Colombia on Monday after authorities uncovered a supposed plot to kill him, according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the threats against Hoyos...

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A journalist in the hands of Somali pirates

October 1, 2009 11:30 AM ET

Shadows of emerging skyscrapers in a neighborhood in Nairobi come alive as the sun glides down the western horizon. I am walking down one of the deserted streets in the city’s Eastleigh shantytown. Lately, Eastleigh has become a contradiction...

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Online journalist harassed, threatened in Moscow

September 30, 2009 5:23 PM ET

New York, September 30, 2009—Moscow police must immediately investigate and bring to an end a campaign of harassment orchestrated in part by a pro-Kremlin organization against online journalist Aleksandr Podrabinek, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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