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2010

Alerts   |   Cuba

Jailed Cuban journalists to be flown to Spain, reports say

The Ladies in White, wives and mothers of Cuban political prisoners, kneel outside a Havana church on Sunday. (AP/Javier Galeano)

New York, July 12, 2010—Imprisoned Cuban journalists are expected to be among a group of political prisoners to be released tonight and put on a flight to Spain, where they are due to arrive on Tuesday morning, according to international press reports and CPJ interviews. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes news of their scheduled release and urged Cuban authorities today to free all journalists who remain in jail.

Alerts   |   Syria

Two journalists facing military court trial in Syria

New York, July 9, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Syrian authorities to drop criminal defamation charges against investigative journalists Bassam Ali and Suhaila Ismail. 

July 9, 2010 5:45 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

CPJ urges Gaza to allow entry of newspapers

New York, July 9, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Gaza to allow three pro-Fatah Palestinian papers published in the West Bank to be allowed entry into the territory. The newspapers say they were told they had to sign an agreement stating they would not criticize the government before they’d be allowed to distribute in Gaza.

July 9, 2010 4:58 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Russia

Russia should disclose information on Klebnikov murder

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New York, July 9, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Russian authorities to disclose their progress in the investigation into the unsolved murder of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov, left, who was gunned down outside his Moscow office six years ago today.

Alerts   |   India

India must stop restricting journalists in Kashmir

New York, July 9, 2010—National authorities in India must immediately address complaints from local journalists in Indian-controlled Kashmir who say they are being stopped from covering the government crackdown on protests that have killed 15 people.

July 9, 2010 2:46 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Rwanda

Rwandan editor arrested after criticizing Kagame

New York, July 9, 2010Police in Rwanda arrested the editor of a private newspaper on Thursday in connection with a series of articles critical of the government, according to local journalists. 

July 9, 2010 2:21 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexico restructures prosecution of press crimes

New York, July 9, 2010—Structural changes meant to broaden the authority of Mexico’s special prosecutor’s office to investigate crimes against journalists are still insufficient to address the grave free expression crisis in Mexico, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

July 9, 2010 1:19 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Iraq

Freelance journalist sued and allegedly threatened in Iraq

New York, July 8, 2010—Shwan Ahmed, a freelance Iraqi journalist, is facing criminal defamation charges based on a series of articles he wrote alleging corruption in Sulaimaniyah, in northeastern Iraq. Ahmed told CPJ he was threatened by one of the parties in the case.
July 8, 2010 5:20 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Cuba

Three journalists among first to be released in Cuba

New York, July 8, 2010—José Luis García PanequePablo Pacheco Ávila, and Lester Luis González Pentón, independent Cuban journalists imprisoned during the 2003 crackdown against the political opposition and the press, are among the five dissidents to be released soon and sent to Spain as part of an agreement between the government of President Raúl Castro and the Catholic Church, international press reports said today.

Alerts   |   Kazakhstan

Imprisoned Kazakh journalist goes on hunger strike

New York, July 8, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the well-being of Ramazan Yesergepov, the ailing imprisoned editor of the now-defunct independent newspaper Alma-Ata Info, who is on a hunger strike for the third consecutive day in a penal colony in the southern Kazakh city of Taraz.

July 8, 2010 4:14 PM ET

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