Alerts / 2012

Philippine journalist shot, killed in front of wife, daughter

January 6, 2012 10:59 AM ET

Bangkok, January 6, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting death of Philippine radio commentator and community newspaper publisher Christopher Guarin and calls on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly....

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CPJ welcomes Ivory Coast's release of Hermann Aboa

January 5, 2012 5:08 PM ET

New York, January 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Friday's decision by a judge in Abidjan to release on bail former Ivorian state television presenter Hermann Aboa and calls on prosecutors to drop the politicized charges against him....

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Puntland must explain detention of journalists

January 5, 2012 4:57 PM ET

New York, January 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland to explain why they have held two journalists without charge since Monday....

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Two Gabon outlets suspended for opposition coverage

January 5, 2012 4:15 PM ET

New York, January 5, 2012--The government of Gabon, led by President Ali Bongo, on Tuesday imposed suspensions on a TV station and a newspaper for coverage of opposition leader André Mba Obame, according to local journalists and news reports....

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In DRC, RFI suspended over elections coverage

January 4, 2012 4:24 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2012--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo shut down broadcasts of the French government-funded Radio France Internationale over its coverage of the aftermath of the November 2011 presidential elections, news reports said....

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Vietnamese police detain reporter who covered corruption

January 4, 2012 1:55 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Van Khuong's detention on Monday in Ho Chi Minh City on charges related to "giving bribes." Khuong can be held in detention for as long as four months while authorities investigate his case, according to official statements....

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Syrian state journalist, videographer killed

January 3, 2012 2:53 PM ET

New York, January 3, 2012--A Syrian state journalist and a videographer who documented unrest in Homs province were separately shot and killed in recent days, according to news accounts. The Committee to Protect Journalists is investigating the circumstances surrounding the two deaths....

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