Alerts / 2010

CPJ calls for the release of Saudi editor and academic

December 8, 2010 3:11 PM ET

New York, December 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Saudi authorities to immediately release Mohamed al-Abdulkarim, an Islamic law professor, human rights activist, and the editor-in-chief of an online magazine. He was arrested on Sunday, two weeks after an article he wrote was published online....

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Iran arrests four journalists; dozens deteriorating in prison

December 7, 2010 5:06 PM ET

New York, December 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's arrest of four Iranian journalists at the daily Sharq. CPJ is also disturbed by recent news reports that indicate the abusive treatment endured by dozens of imprisoned Iranian prisoners has adversely affected the health of many of them--including Issa Saharkhiz, at left,...

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Ecuadoran sports reporter beaten, threatened

December 7, 2010 4:18 PM ET

New York, December 7, 2010--Ecuadoran authorities must fully investigate a vicious attack against sports reporter Guido Manolo Campaña, who was abducted, beaten, and threatened while on assignment in the northern coastal province of Esmeraldas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tunisia should drop charges against Mouldi Zouabi

December 6, 2010 3:46 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2010--A court in Jendouba is expected to rule Wednesday in a criminal case against Mouldi Zouabi, a senior reporter for the online news outlet Kalima. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Tunisian authorities to drop the charges, which have been brought in reprisal for Zouabi's...

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Pakistani journalist gunned down at his home in Sindh

December 6, 2010 3:43 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2010--Authorities in Sindh province must fully investigate Sunday's shooting death of Pakistani journalist Mehmood Chandio, president of the Mirpurkhas press club and bureau chief for the Sindhi-language television Awaz, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two journalists killed near Pakistan-Afghanistan border

December 6, 2010 3:34 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2010--At least two journalists were among approximately 50 people killed in a double suicide attack today in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal district, according to international news reports....

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Cambodia must ensure release of Japanese photographer

December 6, 2010 1:44 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the government of Cambodia to ensure the release of Japanese photographer Go Takayama. According to the English-language Phnom Penh Post and the online magazine for the National Press Photographers Association, Takayama was arrested on November 23 after photographing a married couple...

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CPJ calls for independent probe of Aleh Byabenin's death

December 3, 2010 4:11 PM ET

New York, December 3, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Belarusian prosecutors have closed their investigation into the September death of Aleh Byabenin, founder and director of the Minsk-based, pro-opposition news website Charter 97. Authorities said Wednesday that they did not find evidence of foul play....

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Election in dispute, Ivory Coast bans news broadcasts

December 3, 2010 3:07 PM ET

New York, December 3, 2010--Ivorian authorities should immediately lift a ban imposed Thursday on France-based news broadcasters covering the contested presidential election, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Armenian activist and editor attacked, placed in strict jail

December 2, 2010 4:42 PM ET

New York, December 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reports that Nikol Pashinian, an opposition activist and editor-in-chief of the independent daily Haykakan Zhamanak, was beaten in custody and moved into solitary confinement....

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