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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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CPJ, HRW object to Uribe accusations

Dear Mr. President: We write to object to the accusations that you and other high-ranking members of your government made this week linking Colombian journalist Hollman Morris to the leftist guerrilla group Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). These serious allegations endanger the life of the journalist and jeopardize press freedom in your country.

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Officer threatens managing editor with a knife

New York, January 29, 2009–A Tunisian police officer today threatened a journalist at knife point, according to local journalists, prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to call for his immediate suspension.

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Government must act to protect female journalists

New York, January 12, 2009–The Nepalese government must act immediately to protect female journalists in the wake of the brutal murder of one reporter and death threats made against another in the volatile Terai plains of southern Nepal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

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Journalist beaten, threatened in North Caucasus

New York, December 23, 2008–Russian authorities should promptly investigate the attack on Zhanna Akbasheva, a correspondent for the Regnum news agency in the republic of Karachai-Cherkessia, in Russia’s North Caucasus, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

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Russian editor still threatened after assault

We issued the following statement today in response to Russian news reports of ongoing death threats via cell phone against Mikhail Beketov, the hospitalized editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Khimkinskaya Pravda, who was severely beaten on Wednesday… 

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Intimidation, accusations should stop

Unfounded government accusations have fueled a climate of fear, CPJ says in a letter to President Hugo Chávez Frías. … 

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CPJ concerned by Uribe comments in Colombia

We issued the following statement today in response to Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez’ request for a criminal investigation of Colombian journalist Daniel Coronell for allegedly committing a crime by failing to disclose accusations in a videotaped interview that a former lawmaker was bribed in exchange for her vote to approve Uribe’s reelection. “We reject…

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