September 2012

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Harsh prison sentences for 3 Vietnamese bloggers

Days after CPJ issued a special report on Vietnam's confined media, authorities sentenced three bloggers, Nguyen Van Hai, Ta Phong Tan, and Phan Thanh Hai, to harsh prison terms on anti-state charges.

In a statement to the International Herald Tribune, CPJ Senior Southeast Asia representative, Shawn Crispin underscores the extreme risks that journalists in Vietnam face for expressing independent views.  

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September 26, 2012 2:10 PM ET

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Pakistan journalists' choice: Face death or jail

CPJ's 2012 Impunity Index, an annual ranking of countries where journalists are murdered regularly and governments fail to solve the crimes, found unsolved journalist murders have increased in Pakistan.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia Program Coordinator, describes the escalating violence against journalists in Pakistan's province of Baluchistan

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September 17, 2012 5:35 PM ET

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Bahrain's PR Offensive

Press freedom in Bahrain has worsened in the past year as authorities use deportations, arbitrary detentions, and anti-state charges to silence critical journalists, according to CPJ research.  

HuffPost Live interviewed CPJ Executive Director, Joel Simon, and regional experts on Bahrain's human rights abuses as it works to improve its image. 

September 7, 2012 7:00 PM ET

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