Jawed Ahmad

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As fighting surges, so does danger to press

February 16, 2010 12:55 AM ET

By Bob Dietz As the United States redeploys forces to Afghanistan, and the Pakistani military moves into the country’s tribal areas, the media face enormous challenges in covering a multifaceted conflict straddling two volatile countries. Pakistani reporters cannot move...

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U.S military releases detained Reuters photographer in Iraq

February 10, 2010 12:58 PM ET

New York, February 10, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved that the U.S military has released Iraqi photographer and cameraman Ibrahim Jassam today after holding him without charge for 17 months in Iraq, but calls on the U.S. government to...

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CPJ seeks aggressive probe into Jawed Ahmad killing

March 11, 2009 1:49 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2009--After the deadly attack on freelance journalist Jawed Ahmad in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for an aggressive investigation into the murder in order to put...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Afghanistan

February 10, 2009 12:54 AM ET

The security situation deteriorated as reporters came under increasing threats, both political and criminal in nature. At least three foreign correspondents and two local reporters were kidnapped across the country, not only in the provincial areas that became exceedingly...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: United States

February 10, 2009 12:06 AM ET

U.S. government actions against journalists abroad continued to sully the nation’s image. Authorities finally freed two long-detained journalists, one in Iraq and the other at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, without ever charging them with a crime or producing any evidence to...

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CPJ urges Obama to assert U.S. leadership on press freedom

January 12, 2009 10:18 AM ET

Dear President-elect Obama: I am writing as chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists to seek your leadership in reaffirming America's role as a staunch defender of press freedom throughout the world. Journalists in many countries who risk their lives and liberty upholding the values of free expression look to the United States for support.

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Press freedom in the news 10/22/08

October 22, 2008 12:09 PM ET

Yesterday's 20-year jail sentence of Afghan journalism student Parwez Kambakhsh is getting additional coverage today....

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And then there was one ...

September 29, 2008 3:47 PM ET

Each year, CPJ compiles an annual census of journalists imprisoned around the world, and every year since 2001, the U.S has figured on this list of infamy. During this period, journalists have been imprisoned right here in this country for...

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Press freedom in the news 9/25/08

September 25, 2008 10:39 AM ET

The Canadian Press has coverage of the release of CTV reporter Jawed Ahmad, who was freed from U.S. detention on September 22. The article quotes Ahmad as saying that he believes the Canadian military "told them I was a risk."...

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