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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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Briefing: Pakistani journalists face Taliban, military threats

April 30, 2009 4:42 PM ET

Journalists in Pakistan have come under rapidly escalating pressure as the military confronts Taliban militants in the northwest region of the country. Threats and attacks from both sides have made reporting from Taliban-controlled areas more dangerous....

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Media caught in the middle of Thai conflict

April 29, 2009 2:44 PM ET

The media have become part and parcel of Thailand's intensifying political conflict: Two privately held satellite television news stations are openly aligned with competing political street movements, and state-controlled outlets are under opposition fire for allegedly misrepresenting recent crucial news...

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Suspects on trial for plotting to kill editor in Iraq

April 27, 2009 2:40 PM ET

New York, April 27, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is closely following the imminent trial of two suspects who have been charged with plotting to murder Ahmed Mira, editor-in-chief of the Sulaymaniyah, Iraq-based ‎magazine Livin....

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Two radio stations shut down in DRC

March 31, 2009 4:50 PM ET

New York, March 31, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the southeastern Congolese city of Likasi to allow two private stations to return to the air. ...

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Uribe, courts hold critical journalists in contempt

March 27, 2009 11:11 AM ET

Daniel Coronell's name didn't come up in a hearing this week on Capitol Hill, even though CPJ had just learned that a Colombian court had ordered the arrest of the respected Canal Uno TV reporter and normal">Semana magazine columnist over...

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Critical Ecuadoran journalist and his family threatened

March 24, 2009 3:35 PM ET

On March 13, 2009, Ecuadoran journalist Emilio Palacio told local reporters that he had received threats against himself and his family following a March 1 article criticizing President Rafael Correa's weekly radio address. ...

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Azerbaijani journalist harassed by security agents

February 24, 2009 4:31 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2009--A journalist who went to interview the minister of the Ministry of National Security (MNB) in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on February 20 was blindfolded and interrogated for hours, according to local news reports. The Committee...

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