Alerts / 2010

Prison term completed, Tunisian still behind bars

January 20, 2010 3:21 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2010—An appeals court in the city of Nabeul refused today to release Tunisian Zuhair Makhlouf despite his completion of a three-month prison term imposed in October. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the court’s decision and demands authorities release Makhlouf immediately....

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In meeting, delegation presses for Fatullayev’s freedom

January 20, 2010 12:38 PM ET

Washington, January 20, 2010—A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met today with Azerbaijani Charge d'Affaires Khazar Ibrahim at the Azerbaijani Embassy to deliver a letter carrying the names of more than 500 international journalists petitioning for the immediate release of imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev, a 2009 recipient of...

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In China, new Gmail attacks are latest in a long series

January 19, 2010 4:31 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2010—Foreign correspondents in Beijing told the Committee to Protect Journalists that they are aware of recent hacker attacks on colleagues’ Gmail accounts, and said they have long assumed that their e-mail is monitored and vulnerable to attack. ...

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Yemeni court gives journalist 3 months in jail

January 19, 2010 4:00 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2010—A journalist at a Yemeni weekly was sentenced on Saturday, in absentia, to three months in jail and was banned from writing for a year. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Sana’a court’s decision and calls on the Yemeni judiciary to reverse the sentence on appeal....

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Missing reporter found dead in Mexico

January 19, 2010 2:22 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mexican authorities today to thoroughly investigate the killing of José Luis Romero, a Mexican crime reporter who had been abducted on December 30. Romero, at left, was found dead on Saturday near the city of Los Mochis, in the...

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Harassment of independent Uzbek journalists heats up

January 15, 2010 1:55 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Uzbek authorities today to immediately cease their campaign of intimidation against the handful of independent journalists remaining in the Central Asian country. ...

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In Tunisia, a journalist is sentenced to four years in prison

January 15, 2010 1:29 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the Tunisian judiciary to reverse on appeal the Wednesday decision of a Tunisian court in the southern town of Gafsa to sentence Fahem Boukadous, correspondent for the satellite television station Al-Hiwar Al-Tunisi, to a four-year prison term. ...

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Journalist assaulted for his work in Namibia

January 14, 2010 4:36 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Namibian authorities to thoroughly investigate an alleged attack by four assailants against freelance journalist John Grobler on January 8. Grobler told CPJ that four men attacked him at a bar Friday evening in the capital, Windhoek, cutting his...

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Newspaper editor jailed for defamation in Peru

January 14, 2010 3:59 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2010—The editor of a Peruvian weekly newspaper in the Amazonian city of Bagua, Utcubamba province, was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in jail on defamation charges, according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for his immediate release.Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco,...

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Editor-in-chief facing deportation in Israel

January 14, 2010 2:55 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release in Israel of Jared Malsin, editor-in-chief of the English-language section of the independent Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency. A deportation hearing has been scheduled for Sunday....

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