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Russian media director hospitalized after brutal attack

New York, March 10, 2009–Vadim Rogozhin, managing director of the independent media holding company Vzglyad in the southern city of Saratov, was hospitalized in serious condition today after surviving a brutal attack last week, his company said in an official statement. 

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Philippine radio commentator shot and critically wounded

New York, March 9, 2009–Following the murder attempt against radio journalist Nilo Labares, the head reporter at DXCC Radio Mindanao Network, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for a thorough investigation into the shooting and an end to impunity in crimes against journalists.

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CPJ urges Sri Lankan ambassador to investigate attacks

New York, March 6, 2009–A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met yesterday with the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States and called for a comprehensive and transparent investigation into a series of recent attacks against the press that may have involved government forces. 

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Independent journalist stabbed in Bishkek

New York, March 3, 2009–An unidentified attacker stabbed a reporter outside his newsroom in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, today, according to the regional news site Ferghana.

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Yemeni Journalist beaten by governor’s bodyguards

Hussein al-Sawas, editor of Al-Baidha Press Web site and Al-Tajdeed newspaper, told CPJ that on January 23, 2009, he was kidnapped, hit, and detained for five days by bodyguards of the governor of al-Baidha, Muhammad Naser al-Amri.  

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Mexican editor’s home shot at in Sinaloa

Early in the morning of February 9, 2009, about 25 gunshots were fired from at least one assault rifle at the home of Moíses García Castro, editor-in-chief of the Guasave-based daily El Debate in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to local news reports and CPJ interviews. There was minor damage to the house…

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Crime photographer shot dead, reporter injured in Mexico

New York, February 17, 2009–The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for a thorough investigation into a shooting of two journalists on Friday in Mexico. A gunman killed a photographer and injured a reporter in the southern city of Iguala, Guerrero state, according to international news reports. 

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Philippine radio journalist survives shooting attempt

Unidentified gunmen fired several times at radio journalist Charie “Che” Indelible near his boarding house in the town of Kalibo, Aklan province, on January 2, 2009, according to the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and local news reports. The reason for the attack on the director and anchor of DYYM Hot FM, a government-run…

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Radio director stabbed; 2nd journalist attacked in 4 days

New York, February 9, 2009–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Saturday’s brutal knife attack on Hassan Bulhan, director of a local radio station in the central town of Abudwaq. 

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Pro-government group threatens Venezuelan media outlets

New York, February 9, 2009–In an interview published on Friday, the leader of the Venezuelan pro-government group La Piedrita took responsibility for a series of attacks against local journalists and media outlets, and threatened to attack the 24-hours news channel Globovisión and RCTV Director Marcel Granier. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Venezuelan…

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