CPJ called on President Vladimir Putin to veto a new bill that would subject popular bloggers to the same restrictions as traditional media in Russia. The bill was approved by Russia's parliament, the State Duma, in a final reading today. The bill would apply to blogs with more than 3,000 daily visitors.
The Huffington Post Blog referenced CPJ's analysis of the bill in its coverage.
Tension between Pakistan's military and intelligence communities and much of the media swiftly escalated following an assassination attempt on Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir on April 19.
Pakistan's ISI brought a complaint to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, accusing Geo TV of conducting a "false and scandalous campaign undermining the integrity and tarnishing the image of state institution (ISI) and its officers."
The Associated Press quoted CPJ's statement on the developments.
Syria is currently the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. Vanity Fair used the cases of missing journalists James Foley and Tim Rice to highlight the dangers journalists face trying to cover the conflict. CPJ research is cited throughout the story.
The Global Post quoted CPJ deputy director Rob Mahoney in its story on dangers to press freedom and journalists during the current protests and unrest in Venezuela.
Despite an international campaign calling for their release, the Al-Jazeera journalists held in captivity by the Egyptian government, marked their 100th day behind bars.
A Poynter article on the subject quoted CPJ MENA program coordinator Sherif Mansour in its coverage of the trial.
Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan. AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded in the same attack. The two were shot by an Afghan police officer who approached their car in an election convoy and opened fire on them in the back seat.
Michael Calderone of the Huffington Post quoted Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz in his coverage of the attack.
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