Alerts / 2010

Swazi prince threatens journalists who ‘write bad things'

July 26, 2010 4:29 PM ET

New York, July 26, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns death threats and outrageous claims made last week by a member of Swaziland’s royal family against local journalists over their critical coverage of the country's leadership....

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Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Al-Arabiya bombing

July 26, 2010 4:25 PM ET

New York, July 26, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a suicide attack on Al-Arabiya's  bureau in Baghdad. The attack killed three of the satellite news channel's support staff, according to Tareq Maher, an Al-Arabiya journalist who was inside the building during the blast....

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China sentences Uighur journalist to 15 years

July 26, 2010 2:53 PM ET

New York, July 26, 2010—The 15-year jail sentence imposed by a Chinese court on Uighur journalist and website manager Gheyrat Niyaz is unjustly harsh and should be overturned immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The fact that Niyaz was convicted under sweeping “endangering state security” charges is an indicator...

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Reporter brutally assaulted in Belgrade

July 26, 2010 2:49 PM ET

New York, July 26, 2010—Serbian authorities must thoroughly investigate the brutal attack on Teofil Pancic, a reporter for the independent weekly Vreme, and consider journalism as a potential motive, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ghana police criminally prosecute journalist over sources

July 23, 2010 5:55 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ghana’s attorney general to drop prosecution of prominent journalist Ato Kwamena Dadzie under the 1960 criminal code in an attempt to get him to reveal his sources....

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Third media owner in six months gunned down in Nepal

July 23, 2010 5:03 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by Thursday’s killing of Devi Prasad Dhital, the chairman of Nepal’s broadcaster Radio Tulsipur FM. His is the third murder of a Nepalese media owner in a less than six months....

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Sri Lankan journalist’s disappearance remains unexplained

July 23, 2010 3:32 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2010—Six months after the unexplained disappearance of Sri Lankan journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Eknelygoda, the government has refused to offer any assistance or provide answers to his wife, Sandhya. The government’s attitude is a clear indicator of the anti-media polices of President Mahindra Rajapaksa, the...

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Cuban reporter freed, flown to Madrid; 11 now released

July 23, 2010 2:18 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2010—Reporter José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández was released from a Cuban jail and arrived today in Madrid, becoming the 11th  independent journalist to be freed by the Havana government this month....

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Tenth freed Cuban reporter lands in Madrid

July 22, 2010 3:59 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2010—Cuban journalist Alfredo Pulido López was released from jail and landed today in Madrid, bringing to 10 the number of imprisoned reporters freed and sent to Spain as part of an agreement between the Catholic Church and the Cuban government.“I am extremely happy to regain...

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Iran arrests two more critical journalists

July 22, 2010 3:33 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists has learned that Iran is continuing to arrest journalists, with two more detained in June. CPJ calls on the authorities to release all imprisoned journalists, and to allow reporters to conduct their work unimpeded....

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