Alerts / 2012

Increasing press freedom violations in Iran

February 14, 2012 5:21 PM ET

New York, February 14, 2012--The Iranian regime continued its sustained crackdown on the press, arresting a blogger, handing a journalist a harsh prison term, and banning a reformist news publication, according to news reports. The regime has also announced the mass arrest of several individuals with alleged links to the...

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Czech journalist detained, deported from Indonesia

February 14, 2012 10:12 AM ET

Bangkok, February 14, 2012--Indonesian authorities detained a Czech journalist on Wednesday, then deported him for reporting without official permission from a restricted area of the country, according to news reports. ...

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Saudi columnist deported from Malaysia

February 13, 2012 4:52 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2012--Saudi columnist Hamza Kashgari, whose Twitter postings about the Prophet Mohammed have drawn death threats and government reprisals, was deported from Malaysia back to his home country on Sunday, according to news reports. ...

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In Bangladesh, no motive, arrests in double murder

February 13, 2012 3:51 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of two TV journalists in Dhaka and calls on Bangladeshi authorities to act speedily to bring the perpetrators to justice....

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Brazilian journalist killed, second in a week

February 13, 2012 12:42 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2012--Brazilian authorities must conduct a thorough and swift investigation into the murder of journalist Paulo Roberto Cardoso Rodrigues, who was gunned down on Sunday night, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. It was the second slaying of a Brazilian journalist in less than week....

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Australian journalist, translator detained in Egypt

February 13, 2012 11:47 AM ET

New York, February 13, 2012--Egyptian authorities should immediately release detained Australian journalist Austin Mackell, his translator, and an American student traveling with them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist who covered corruption murdered in Brazil

February 10, 2012 4:02 PM ET

New York, February 10, 2012--The body of Brazilian journalist Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes was found on Thursday in the city of Barra do Piraí in Rio de Janeiro state, according to news reports. Randolfo reported on local corruption and had survived at least one attempt on his life in...

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In Maldives, political standoff threatens safety of press

February 10, 2012 2:53 PM ET

New York, February 10, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all parties involved in the ongoing political dispute in Maldives to respect the role of the media in covering the protests and stop the attacks on journalists and news outlets. After political violence escalated in the wake of...

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Saudi Arabian columnist under threat for Twitter posts

February 9, 2012 6:15 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns death threats and a publishing ban against columnist Hamza Kashgari for comments he posted on Twitter addressing the prophet Mohammed....

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Yemeni newspaper office under siege

February 9, 2012 5:58 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Yemeni authorities to end an ongoing siege at the offices of a daily newspaper and ensure the protection of journalists and their equipment. Armed men last week surrounded the offices of two Yemeni newspapers, one of which remains...

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