Alerts / 2009

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Canadian journalist’s death is 17th in Afghanistan since 9/11

December 31, 2009 12:05 PM ET

New York, December 31, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalist extends condolences to the family and colleagues of Canadian journalist Michelle Lang, who died Wednesday while embedded with Canadian troops in Afghanistan.Lang was working for the Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service when she was killed along with four Canadian soldiers while...

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Azerbaijan trumps up new charge against Fatullayev

December 30, 2009 5:07 PM ET

New York, December 30, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a new criminal charge filed against imprisoned Azerbaijani editor Eynulla Fatullayev, a 2009 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award. Based on Fatullayev’s account and the government’s long record of persecuting the editor, CPJ believes the charge to be...

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Top Iranian journalists jailed in wake of Ashura protests

December 29, 2009 5:11 PM ET

New York, December 29, 2009—The Iranian government, struggling to silence the many critical voices in the country, has arrested at least 11 journalists since Sunday, including former International Press Freedom Award recipient Mashallah Shamsolvaezin and the prominent writer Emadeddin Baghi. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the arrests and...

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In Cameroon, jailed editor sentenced for ‘insulting’ Biya

December 29, 2009 3:19 PM ET

New York, December 29, 2009—A Cameroonian newspaper editor, jailed this month after publishing a book excerpt that alleged sexual activities by President Paul Biya, was convicted on Monday of “insulting the head of state.” ...

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Kazakh police: Kyrgyz citizens suspected in editor’s killing

December 29, 2009 2:32 PM ET

New York, December 29, 2009—Police in Kazakhstan said Monday that they have identified several suspects in this month’s murder of prominent Kyrgyz editor Gennady Pavlyuk. Police did not identify the suspects or describe their alleged roles, other than to say the suspects are citizens of neighboring Kyrgyzstan. In a statement...

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Reporter who covered Yemeni unrest is held without charge

December 28, 2009 3:24 PM ET

New York, December 28, 2009—A Yemeni reporter is being held without charge after being arrested on Sunday while covering clashes between security forces and separatists in Yemen’s southern province of Dhala, according to local news reports. The arrest is the latest attempt by the government to silence media outlets and...

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Mexican newspaper owner gunned down in Quintana Roo

December 24, 2009 10:49 AM ET

New York, December 24, 2009—José Alberto Velázquez López, owner of the Mexican newspaper Expresiones de Tulum in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, died late Tuesday after being shot in his car by a gunman aboard a motorcycle, according to local news reports. Mexican authorities must swiftly investigate this crime and bring...

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In Iran, restrictive media landscape further deteriorates

December 23, 2009 2:47 PM ET

New York, December 23, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Iranian authorities censored coverage of the death of a leading reformist cleric, shut down yet another reformist newspaper this week, and continue to arrest journalists....

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Prominent Kyrgyz journalist killed in Kazakhstan

December 22, 2009 5:23 PM ET

New York, December 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Kazakh authorities today to thoroughly investigate the apparent murder of visiting Kyrgyz journalist Gennady Pavlyuk. Pavlyuk, at left, who is better known by his pen name, Ibragim Rustambek, died in the hospital this morning after falling from an...

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Pakistani Press Club in Peshawar hit by suicide bomber

December 22, 2009 3:02 PM ET

New York, December 22, 2009—A suicide bomber detonated an explosive today on the grounds of the Press Club building in Peshawar, in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan. Local and international media report that three, possibly four, people were killed, though none of the approximately 30 journalists waiting for...

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