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2010

Alerts   |   Russia

Staff of Dagestani weekly on trial for extremism in Russia

New York, March 10, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today at the continued criminal prosecution of five journalists with the Dagestani independent weekly Chernovik.

March 10, 2010 2:03 PM ET

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Alerts   |   CPJ, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan attorney general assures exiled journalists

Colombo, March 10, 2010—In a meeting with a CPJ delegation today, Sri Lankan Attorney General Mohan Peiris said he was prepared to offer protection to any of the nation’s journalists who return to the country from exile.

March 10, 2010 12:51 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Georgia

Embattled Kazakh weekly paralyzed by damages

New York, March 9, 2010—Kazakh authorities should immediately lift their ban on the distribution of the independent weekly Respublika-Delovoye Obozreniye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Alerts   |   Iran

With 52 journalists in jail, Iran hits new, shameful record

More than 100 dissidents and journalists faced vague antistate accusations during a mass judicial proceeding in August. (AP)New York, March 9, 2010The number of journalists in jail rose in February as a relentless media crackdown continues in Iran. Authorities are now holding at least 52 journalists in prison, a third of all those in jail around the world, according to the latest monthly survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Alerts   |   Kuwait

Court fines a journalist and two newspapers in Kuwait

New York, March 8, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Kuwaiti court’s decision to fine a journalist and two newspapers for statements deemed offensive to the ruling family and the prime minister.

March 8, 2010 5:54 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ethiopia

Voice of America news broadcasts jammed in Ethiopia

New York, March 4, 2010Voice of America (VOAreported today that its transmissions to Ethiopia are being electronically jammed. The Ethiopian government denied responsibility.

March 4, 2010 5:55 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Honduras

Journalist killed, another wounded in Honduras shooting

Cabrera (La Tribuna)

New York, March 5, 2010—Honduran authorities must investigate a shooting of two journalists on Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unidentified gunmen in the capital, Tegucigalpa, killed a reporter and seriously wounded a colleague, according to local reports.

Joseph Hernández Ochoa, who hosted an entertainment program on TV station Channel 51, was driving his colleague Karol Cabrera home around 8 p.m. when two unidentified gunmen in a car shot at them in a Tegucigalpa neighborhood known as El Chile, the Honduran press reported.

Alerts   |   Cuba

CPJ holds Cuba responsible for welfare of jailed journalists

Fariñas on his most recent hunger strike. (EPA)

New York, March 4, 2010—A week after the death of jailed Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a journalist on a hunger strike is seriously ill while health conditions of imprisoned reporters remain dire. As the seventh anniversary of the massive crackdown on dissidents approaches on March 18, the Committee to Protect Journalists renews its call for the Cuban government to immediately and unconditionally release all jailed journalists.

Alerts   |   Mexico

CPJ urges Mexico to keep case of missing journalist open

New York, March 3, 2010—Investigators in Tabasco State should continue to investigate the 2007 disappearance of Mexican journalist Rodolfo Rincón Taracena despite the recently publicized alleged confessions of five suspects in custody.
March 3, 2010 4:46 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Nepal

Second Nepali media owner murdered in a month

Nepalese riot police block journalists during a protest against the killing Arun Simhaniya. (AP/Binod Joshi)

New York, March 3, 2010—Police in Nepal must immediately investigate Monday’s fatal shooting of publisher and business owner Arun Singhaniya, the second murder of a media executive in the country in a month, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

March 3, 2010 2:46 PM ET

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