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CPJ welcomes U.S. government's new hostage policy

June 24, 2015 12:08 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the new U.S. policy announced today which states that families of American hostages seeking to negotiate with or pay ransom to the abductors will not be threatened with criminal prosecution....

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US senator condemns Ethiopia's persecution of the press

June 15, 2012 12:48 PM ET

On Wednesday, the same day the White House announced a strategic plan committing the United States to elevating its efforts in "challenging leaders whose actions threaten the credibility of democratic processes" in sub-Saharan Africa, a senior member of the...

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Jammeh 'award' coverage reflects chill in Gambian press

September 24, 2010 3:26 PM ET

"President Jammeh bags 4 awards," trumpeted a September 17 headline of the Daily Observer, a pro-government newspaper in the Gambia, a West African nation whose idyllic façade as "the smiling coast of Africa" is maintained in part by President...

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