Alerts / 2011

Prominent Afghan reporter attacked with acid

January 19, 2011 2:19 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned about the acid attack on Afghan journalist and author Razaq Mamoon, which left him disfigured. Local and international media reports say Mamoon was attacked as he was walking outside his apartment in Kabul on Tuesday evening....

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In Tunisia, one journalist still jailed, another killed

January 18, 2011 4:24 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2011--Tunisia's transitional government should immediately release Fahem Boukadous, a television reporter imprisoned last year in reprisal for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ also offered condolences to the family and colleagues of French photographer Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, who died of head...

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In Belarus, two more independent journalists jailed

January 18, 2011 2:34 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the ongoing imprisonment of independent journalists in Belarus and urges authorities to cease their crackdown and release all jailed reporters and editors. On Monday, authorities in Minsk and the eastern city of Mogilev jailed two more independent reporters on politicized...

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Ecuador must return property seized from newsmagazine

January 18, 2011 12:02 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2011--Ecuadoran authorities have been holding computers and equipment belonging to the critical newsmagazine Vanguardia since a police raid on its offices a month ago. The Committee to Protect Journalists has concluded the seizure was reprisal for the magazine's editorial positions and calls on authorities to return...

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As Ben Ali's regime falls, 3 Tunisian journalists freed

January 14, 2011 8:51 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is heartened by news reports that three jailed Tunisian journalists have been freed as the repressive regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has fallen. CPJ calls on the new interim Tunisian government to release one other journalist believed to be...

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Gambia bans only independent radio station airing news

January 14, 2011 4:37 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2011--Gambian authorities on Thursday shut the only independent radio station in the nation that has continued to broadcast news, according to local journalists....

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CPJ condemns Israeli security for humiliating screening

January 14, 2011 3:54 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the humiliating treatment of several journalists by security personnel assigned to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. CPJ calls on the prime minister to ensure that similar episodes are avoided in the future. ...

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Yemen should free two critical journalists

January 14, 2011 2:34 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2011--Yemeni security forces should release Fuad Rashid, editor-in-chief of the independent news website Mukalla Press, who was detained Monday in Hadramout province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ugandan magazine questioned over Museveni cartoon

January 13, 2011 5:37 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2011--Police in Kampala arrested the director and editor of the monthly newsmagazine Summit Business Review on Tuesday in connection with a caricature of President Yoweri Museveni that appeared on the cover of the October issue.Director Samuel Sejjaaka and Editor Mustapha Mugisha were released on bond...

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Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar gunned down in Karachi

January 13, 2011 5:05 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2011--Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar was shot and killed in Karachi this evening, shortly after covering gang violence in the city, according to several Pakistani journalists. At least two assailants intercepted Babar's car at 9:20 p.m., shooting him multiple times in the head and neck,...

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