Catholic Church

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In Spain, police violence against press sparks concern

August 28, 2011 4:48 PM ET

Spanish press associations have expressed concern about recent episodes of police violence against journalists covering demonstrations against Pope Benedict's four-day visit to Madrid and protests staged as part of the anti-corruption 15-M movement....

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Journalists in exile 2011: Iran, Cuba drive out critics

June 20, 2011 12:04 AM ET

Two of the world’s most repressive nations each forced at least 18 journalists to flee their homes in the past year. In exile, these journalists face enormous challenges. A CPJ special report by Elisabeth Witchel....

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Ending dark era, Cuba frees last jailed journalist

April 8, 2011 3:31 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2011--The Cuban government on Thursday released the last journalist remaining in its prisons, ending a dark, eight-year-long era in which the island nation was one of the world's worst jailers of the press, at one...

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Cuba's Maseda Gutiérrez balks at conditions for freedom

February 11, 2011 5:11 PM ET

New York, February 11, 2011--The Catholic Church in Havana announced today that jailed Cuban journalist Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez, a CPJ International Press Freedom Awardee, at left, would be released after nearly eight years behind bars. But news reports, including...

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Cuban deadline passes for dissident releases: What next?

November 11, 2010 1:20 PM ET

Sunday marked the end of the four-month deadline Cuban President Raúl Castro had agreed to with representatives of the Cuban Catholic Church and the Spanish government to free 52 prisoners of conscience who remained in jail since the March...

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Cuba frees 17th journalist jailed in Black Spring

October 12, 2010 2:46 PM ET

New York, October 12, 2010--Cuban journalist Alfredo Felipe Fuentes, left, was freed from prison on Friday and exiled to Spain as part of a July agreement between the Havana government and the Catholic Church. Seventeen journalists jailed in the...

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Cuban journalist released, exiled; 16 now free

September 27, 2010 2:51 PM ET

New York, September 27, 2010--Imprisoned Cuban journalist Miguel Galván Gutierrez was released from jail and flown to Madrid on Saturday as part of a July agreement between the Havana government and the Catholic Church. Sixteen journalists jailed in the 2003...

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15th Cuban journalist freed, exiled to Spain

September 8, 2010 3:06 PM ET

New York, September 8, 2010--Víctor Rolando Arroyo Carmona, a Cuban journalist imprisoned since March 2003, was freed and flown to Madrid today, bringing to 15 the number of editors and reporters released following July talks between the government of President...

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2 Cuban reporters freed, arrive in Madrid; 13 now released

August 19, 2010 3:45 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2010--Formerly imprisoned Cuban journalists Fabio Prieto Llorente and Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta arrived in Spain today, bringing to 13 the number of imprisoned reporters who were freed this year as part of an agreement between...

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Cuban reporter freed, flown to Madrid; 11 now released

July 23, 2010 2:18 PM ET

New York, July 23, 2010—Reporter José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández was released from a Cuban jail and arrived today in Madrid, becoming the 11th  independent journalist to be freed by the Havana government this month....

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