Alerts / 2010

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CPJ welcomes release of Puntland journalist

November 8, 2010 6:13 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the presidential pardon and release today of radio journalist Abdifatah Jama, who was imprisoned in August for airing an interview with an Islamist rebel leader in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland. CPJ had repeatedly called for his release.Jama, deputy director of Horseed Media, had begun serving...

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Russian reporters beaten; both covered highway project

November 8, 2010 5:34 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces two attacks on journalists in the Moscow region and calls on authorities to end impunity in crimes against reporters in Russia. Both victims, Oleg Kashin of the business daily Kommersant and Anatoly Adamchuk of the independent weekly Zhukovskiye Vesti,...

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Japanese journalist held by Burmese government

November 8, 2010 3:26 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2010--Burma must immediately release Toru Yamaji, a reporter with Tokyo-based APF news agency, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yamaji, 49, was detained Sunday in Myawaddy, on the country's eastern border with Thailand while trying to cover the country's first elections in two decades, according to international media reports,...

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Mexican reporter killed in Matamoros crossfire

November 8, 2010 12:57 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for a thorough investigation into the shooting death of crime reporter Carlos Alberto Guajardo Romero, who was killed on Friday during crossfire between the Mexican army and gunmen in the border city of Matamoros, local news reports said. The...

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Iraq shuts Al-Baghdadia after bloody church attack

November 2, 2010 4:18 PM ET

New York, November 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Iraqi authorities' decision to close down Al-Baghdadia TV offices in Iraq. The closure of the Cairo-based satellite channel was announced after it broadcast the demands of gunmen who attacked a church in Baghdad on Sunday. Fifty-eight people were killed...

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Malawi government bans weekly tabloid

November 1, 2010 5:22 PM ET

New York, November 1, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a government ban on the publication of Malawian weekly tabloid The Weekend Times today. In a letter dated October 28, the National Archives of Malawi issued an immediate suspension of The Weekend Times on charges of failing to register the paper,...

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Morocco suspends Al-Jazeera operations indefinitely

November 1, 2010 3:51 PM ET

New York, November 1, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Moroccan authorities' decision to indefinitely suspend Al-Jazeera's reporting in Morocco. The government withdrew accreditations from Al-Jazeera staff. CPJ calls on the Ministry of Communications to rescind its decision....

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Ethiopian journalist jailed without charge since September

October 29, 2010 5:47 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls upon authorities in Ethiopia's northeastern region of Afar to release a journalist who has been held without charge since September 11....

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Gabon: Civil damages are not a tool for punishment

October 29, 2010 1:20 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Gabonese authorities to free a journalist who was jailed on Tuesday for failing to pay exorbitant damages stemming from a 2004 civil libel suit....

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Another blogger arrested in Vietnam crackdown

October 28, 2010 3:09 PM ET

Bangkok, October 28, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest and detention of Vietnamese blogger Le Nguyen Huong Tra. Her arrest is the latest episode in a mounting crackdown on bloggers leading up to a crucial Communist Party congress scheduled for January 2011....

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