Alerts / 2011

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Two sentenced in Baburova murder in Russia

May 6, 2011 4:29 PM ET

New York, May 6, 2011--The conviction and sentencing of two defendants in the 2009 double murder of freelance journalist Anastasiya Baburova and human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov is a landmark victory in the fight against impunity in press killings in Russia, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Moscow City...

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Journalist pardoned in Transdniester region

May 6, 2011 4:26 PM ET

New York, May 6, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of independent journalist Ernest Vardanian, at left, who was unconditionally pardoned by the president of the unrecognized separatist Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR). Vardanian had served more than a year of jail time since the PMR arrested him on...

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Ethiopia censors UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event

May 5, 2011 4:36 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2011--Officials in Ethiopia hijacked a local UNESCO-sponsored World Press Freedom Day event, installing government-backed journalists as speakers and nixing independent journalists slated to speak. There was no discussion, as originally planned, of this year's global theme on new media and the Internet at the Tuesday...

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Critical radio host shot to death in Peru

May 5, 2011 3:28 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2011--A Peruvian provincial radio host known for his harsh criticism of local authorities was shot to death on Tuesday in the northern city of Virú, the local press reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists urged authorities to investigate the murder, establish whether the motive was related...

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Police must investigate attack on Dagestani reporter

May 5, 2011 3:08 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on local police to investigate a Monday attack on Magomed Khanmagomedov, a southern Dagestan correspondent for the Makhachkala-based independent weekly Chernovik....

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Morocco, Syria detain journalists; violations across region

May 4, 2011 5:56 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Morocco today to release editor Rachid Nini and sought the release of journalist Dorothy Parvaz as well as other journalists in Syria. Press freedom violations continued throughout the region, with abuses in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Yemen....

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Brazilian newspaper owner shot dead

May 4, 2011 4:40 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on local authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of Brazilian newspaper owner and journalist Valério Nascimento, who was shot to death Tuesday outside his home in Rio Claro, Rio de Janeiro state....

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Two Chinese journalists missing, feared detained

May 4, 2011 4:19 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2011--Chinese authorities should clarify the whereabouts of two Chinese journalists who reported on detained artist and social commentator Ai Weiwei, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Amid a crackdown, editor detained in Thailand

May 3, 2011 4:00 PM ET

Bangkok, May 3, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest and detention on lese majeste charges of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a political activist and editor-in-chief of the Thailand-based Voice of Taksin and Red Power news magazines. ...

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Pakistan vows to pursue justice in journalist murders

May 3, 2011 12:17 PM ET

Islamabad, Pakistan, May 3, 2011--Pakistan's president committed to pursue justice for journalists killed in the line of duty, pledging to take steps to reverse the country's rising record of impunity. A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met with President Asif Ali Zardari today to discuss the growing...

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