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2010

Alerts   |   Uganda

Freelance journalist beaten to death in Uganda

Nairobi, September 13, 2010--Motorcycle taxi drivers beat freelance journalist Paul Kiggundu to death Saturday evening, local journalists told CPJ. The drivers, commonly known as boda-boda, attacked Kiggundu while he was filming some of them demolishing a house in a town outside of Kalisizio, southwest Uganda.
September 13, 2010 6:13 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

Thailand pressures FCCT to cancel press conference

Bangkok, September 13, 2010--The Thai government acted inappropriately in pressuring the Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) to cancel a press conference that would have criticized Vietnam, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
September 13, 2010 5:05 PM ET

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Alerts   |   India

India restricts reporters in Jammu-Kashmir

Authorities have sporadically restricted outlets from covering ongoing demonstrations in the predominantly Muslim region since July. (AP)
New York, September 13, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the provincial government of Jammu and Kashmir to allow journalists to cover the widespread civil unrest in the troubled region.
September 13, 2010 4:45 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Argentina

Journalist stabbed to death in Buenos Aires

Ledesma was a reporter for the community weekly newspaper Mundo Villa and director of local TV station Mundo Villa. (Perfil)
New York, September 10, 2010--Unidentified assailants stabbed reporter Adams Ledesma Valenzuela to death in an impoverished neighborhood in Buenos Aires on Saturday, local and international press reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on local authorities today to fully investigate the murder and to bring all those responsible to justice.
September 10, 2010 3:44 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Indonesia

CPJ urges Indonesia to reverse Playboy editor's conviction

Playboy Indonesia faced harassment and was able publish only 10 issues. (Reuters/Supri)

New York, September 9, 2010---The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about an Indonesian Supreme Court ruling against Erwin Arnada, editor of the now-dormant Playboy Indonesia. Arnada faces up to two years in jail after prosecutors said recently that they would enforce a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that found the magazine's editor guilty of public indecency, according to news reports.

September 9, 2010 4:33 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

Abducted British journalist freed in Pakistan

New York, September 9, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the release of British journalist Asad Qureshi from captivity in Pakistan. He was held for more than five months in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

Alerts   |   Angola

Angolan radio presenter gunned down

New York, September 8, 2010--Following Sunday's murder in Angola of Alberto Graves Chakussanga, a radio journalist with a station critical of the ruling MPLA government, authorities must conduct a thorough and transparent investigation exploring all possible leads and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 
September 8, 2010 5:37 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Iraq

Second TV anchor gunned down in two days in Iraq

New York, September 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iraqi authorities to thoroughly investigate the murder of Safa al-Din Abdel Hamid, an Al-Mosuliya television presenter who was shot this morning in front of his Mosul home by gunmen firing from a speeding car, according to news accounts.
September 8, 2010 4:34 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Belarus

Journalist found dead in Belarus; CPJ calls for investigation

A memorial for Byabenin. (AP)
New York, September 8, 2010--Belarusian authorities must thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Aleh Byabenin, founder and director of the Minsk-based pro-opposition news website Charter 97, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Byabenin's brother and several friends found the journalist hanging from a stairway in his summer house outside the capital city of Minsk on Friday at around 5 p.m., Natalya Radina, editor of Charter 97, told CPJ. Byabenin had made plans with friends Thursday afternoon to go to the movies the same evening, but failed to show up at the theater, Radina said. 
September 8, 2010 3:37 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Cuba

15th Cuban journalist freed, exiled to Spain

New York, September 8, 2010--Víctor Rolando Arroyo Carmona, a Cuban journalist imprisoned since March 2003, was freed and flown to Madrid today, bringing to 15 the number of editors and reporters released following July talks between the government of President Raúl Castro and the Catholic Church.

September 8, 2010 3:06 PM ET

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