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2010

Alerts   |   Saudi Arabia

CPJ calls for the release of Saudi editor and academic

New York, December 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Saudi authorities to immediately release Mohamed al-Abdulkarim, an Islamic law professor, human rights activist, and the editor-in-chief of an online magazine. He was arrested on Sunday, two weeks after an article he wrote was published online.
December 8, 2010 3:11 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Iran

Iran arrests four journalists; dozens deteriorating in prison

New York, December 7, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's arrest of four Iranian journalists at the daily Sharq. CPJ is also disturbed by recent news reports that indicate the abusive treatment endured by dozens of imprisoned Iranian prisoners has adversely affected the health of many of them--including Issa Saharkhiz, at left, a founding member of the now-defunct Association of Iranian Journalists, who has reportedly undergone surgery for internal hemorrhaging at Rajaee Shahr Prison.

Alerts   |   Ecuador

Ecuadoran sports reporter beaten, threatened

New York, December 7, 2010--Ecuadoran authorities must fully investigate a vicious attack against sports reporter Guido Manolo Campaña, who was abducted, beaten, and threatened while on assignment in the northern coastal province of Esmeraldas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

December 7, 2010 4:18 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Tunisia

Tunisia should drop charges against Mouldi Zouabi

New York, December 6, 2010--A court in Jendouba is expected to rule Wednesday in a criminal case against Mouldi Zouabi, a senior reporter for the online news outlet Kalima. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Tunisian authorities to drop the charges, which have been brought in reprisal for Zouabi's critical journalism.

December 6, 2010 3:46 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani journalist gunned down at his home in Sindh

New York, December 6, 2010--Authorities in Sindh province must fully investigate Sunday's shooting death of Pakistani journalist Mehmood Chandio, president of the Mirpurkhas press club and bureau chief for the Sindhi-language television Awaz, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

December 6, 2010 3:43 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

Two journalists killed near Pakistan-Afghanistan border

New York, December 6, 2010--At least two journalists were among approximately 50 people killed in a double suicide attack today in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal district, according to international news reports.
December 6, 2010 3:34 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Cambodia

Cambodia must ensure release of Japanese photographer

New York, December 6, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the government of Cambodia to ensure the release of Japanese photographer Go Takayama. According to the English-language Phnom Penh Post and the online magazine for the National Press Photographers Association, Takayama was arrested on November 23 after photographing a married couple inside a home. Undercover police detained him and he was eventually charged with "producing pornography for the purpose of distributing pornographic content," the Post reported.
December 6, 2010 1:44 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Belarus

CPJ calls for independent probe of Aleh Byabenin's death

New York, December 3, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that Belarusian prosecutors have closed their investigation into the September death of Aleh Byabenin, founder and director of the Minsk-based, pro-opposition news website Charter 97. Authorities said Wednesday that they did not find evidence of foul play.

Alerts   |   Ivory Coast

Election in dispute, Ivory Coast bans news broadcasts


In the contested presidential election, incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, left, faced challenger Alassane Ouattara. (AFP/ Sia Kambou)

New York, December 3, 2010--Ivorian authorities should immediately lift a ban imposed Thursday on France-based news broadcasters covering the contested presidential election, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

December 3, 2010 3:07 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Armenia

Armenian activist and editor attacked, placed in strict jail

New York, December 2, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about reports that Nikol Pashinian, an opposition activist and editor-in-chief of the independent daily Haykakan Zhamanak, was beaten in custody and moved into solitary confinement.
December 2, 2010 4:42 PM ET

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