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Photojournalists face deportation in Thailand

Bangkok, January 21, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the charges and threatened deportation of Thailand-based freelance photojournalists John Sanlin, a Burmese passport holder, and Pascal Schatterman, a Belgian national.

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Ethiopia expels American journalist reporting in rebel area

New York, June 18, 2010—Authorities in Ethiopia expelled an American journalist on Thursday who had been reporting near a rebel area in the east of the Horn of Africa country, according to local journalists.

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Indonesia deports two foreign journalists

New York, November 18, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Indonesian government’s decision to deport Raimondo Bultrini, a reporter with Italy’s weekly L’Espresso, and Kumkum Dasgupta, an assistant editor with India’s Hindustan Times, for lacking accreditation. 

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Ebodé (La Voix du Tchad)

Chad expels Cameroonian journalist after Nobel story

New York, October 16, 2009—Chadian authorities summarily expelled a Cameroonian-born journalist from the country on Wednesday, a day after he wrote an op-ed in response to a government official’s suggestion that the Nobel Peace Prize should have been awarded to Chad President Idriss Deby. 

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Sri Lanka deports three foreign journalists

Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered Britain’s Channel 4 News Asia correspondent Nick Paton-Walsh, cameraman Matt Jasper, and producer Bessie Du, to leave the country on May 10, 2009, according to Channel 4 and international news reports. 

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Tunisian journalist expelled from Sudan

Zuhair Latif, a Tunisian journalist with the Arabic Web site of news channel France 24, was detained for two days before being expelled from Sudan on March 1, 2009, the channel reported the following day.

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