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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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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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