Alerts / 2010

Car bomb explodes outside Televisa in northern Mexico

August 27, 2010 3:53 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2010--Mexico's main television network reported that a car bomb exploded at its headquarters in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state early today. There were no injuries, the Televisa network said, but its transmission was knocked out for several hours and there was damage to...

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Critical Ecuadoran journalist charged with terrorism

August 27, 2010 3:15 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2010--A government accusation that an Ecuadoran journalist "committed terrorism" is retaliation for his harsh criticism of local authorities, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uganda strikes down criminal sedition

August 26, 2010 5:32 PM ET

New York, August 26, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Wednesday's ruling by Uganda's Constitutional Court declaring the country's criminal sedition offense, which has been used to prosecute journalists, unconstitutional....

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Togo bans paper over story on president's half-brother

August 26, 2010 5:13 PM ET

New York, August 26, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Wednesday's ruling by a criminal court judge in Togo to indefinitely ban the distribution of a Benin newspaper that had raised questions about the alleged involvement of a half-brother of President Faure Gnassingbé in drug trafficking....

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Honduran radio reporter shot in latest journalist murder

August 25, 2010 4:25 PM ET

New York, August 25, 2010--Honduran radio reporter Israel Zelaya Díaz was found shot to death on Tuesday along a rural road near the northern city of San Pedro Sula, the latest in an alarming string of journalist murders in the country. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Honduran...

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Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu crossfire

August 24, 2010 4:33 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2010--Veteran radio journalist Barkhat Awale, at left, was killed by crossfire today in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, according to local journalists and news reports. He is the second journalist killed on duty in Somalia this year, according to CPJ research.    Awale, 60, director of the...

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Indonesian TV journalist killed covering clashes

August 24, 2010 3:59 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on police in the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku today to thoroughly investigate Saturday's death of journalist Ridwan Salamun, who was killed while covering violent clashes between local villagers. ...

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CPJ meets Philippine officials, urges anti-impunity policies

August 24, 2010 10:45 AM ET

Manila, August 24, 2010--Nine months after the killing of 32 journalists and media workers in the southern Philippines, a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met today with justice officials in Manila and called on the government of President Benigno Aquino to address pervasive impunity in the recurring murders...

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Colombia nabs alleged mastermind in Sambrano murder

August 23, 2010 4:50 PM ET

New York, August 23, 2010--The alleged mastermind in the 2009 murder of Venezuelan journalist Orel Sambrano, at left, was arrested Thursday in Colombia and is now facing extradition to Venezuela, local and international press reported.Colombian authorities arrested Walid Makled García in the city of Cúcuta, near the border with Venezuela, according to news...

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Editor, journalist jailed for contempt in Bangladesh

August 20, 2010 2:21 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2010--Bangladesh's Supreme Court should review and overturn jail terms and fines it gave to three journalists from a pro-opposition daily Thursday for contempt of court, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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