Alerts / 2010

Men in police uniforms abduct and beat Pakistani journalist

September 8, 2010 12:58 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Pakistani government to thoroughly investigate the kidnapping and beating of Umar Cheema, a correspondent of the English-language daily The News in Islamabad. Men in police uniforms seized Cheema while he was driving in a suburb of Islamabad on Saturday, according to...

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TV anchor stabbed to death outside his Kabul home

September 7, 2010 6:25 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--A well-known TV anchor was found stabbed to death outside his home in Kabul on Sunday, according to international news reports. Sayed Hamid Noori worked for the state network Radio Television Afghanistan and was active in the National Union of Afghan Journalists. In 2004, he served as...

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Journalist, media worker dead in Quetta attack

September 7, 2010 5:38 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the deaths of a cameraman and media support worker who suffered fatal injuries during violence on Friday in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province. ...

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Prominent online journalist arrested in Bahrain

September 7, 2010 4:34 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bahraini authorities to release Ali Abdel Imam, a leading online journalist who was arrested Saturday on charges of spreading "false information." The arrest is the latest in the government's ongoing crackdown on dissent....

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Kidnapped Japanese freelancer released in Afghanistan

September 7, 2010 4:29 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the weekend release of Japanese freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, who spent more than five months in captivity in Afghanistan. Tsuneoka's kidnappers released him to the Japanese Embassy on Saturday night and he returned to Japan on Monday, according to...

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Al-Iraqiya anchorman gunned down in Iraq

September 7, 2010 2:32 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2010--Riad al-Saray, an anchorman for Al-Iraqiya television, was killed this morning when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car in western Baghdad, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Iraqi authorities to thoroughly investigate the murder and bring...

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Malaysia power firm can't take joke, prosecutes blogger

September 2, 2010 2:15 PM ET

New York, September 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Kuala Lumpur to drop a criminal charge against blogger Irwan Abdul Rahman. He was charged today with "intent to hurt" in connection with a satirical entry on his blog, nose4news, that made fun of Malaysia's state-run...

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In Puntland, radio journalist fatally stabbed

September 1, 2010 4:33 PM ET

New York, September 1, 2010--Unknown assailants fatally stabbed radio journalist Abdullahi Omar Gedi in the Galkayo district of Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia, on Tuesday evening. Gedi, 25, had just left work at Radio Daljir when attackers stabbed him repeatedly and left him unconscious, the station's managing partner, Jama...

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Bahrain gags press as it cracks down on opposition

August 31, 2010 5:02 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2010--Bahrainian prosecutors have banned journalists from reporting on the detentions of dozens of opposition activists, according to news accounts. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to lift the censorship order immediately....

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Malawian president threatens newspaper closings

August 31, 2010 3:15 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns threatening comments made by President Bingu wa Mutharika against Malawian news outlets last week. Mutharika threatened to close newspapers that report critically about his administration after the private weeklies Malawi News and Weekend Nation cited a regional agency's report...

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