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2010

Alerts   |   Ethiopia

Ethiopia jails editor whose paper challenged Zenawi

New York, February 1, 2010—An Ethiopian judge sentenced a journalist to prison on Friday in connection with a January 2008 column that criticized Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s statements about religious affairs in Ethiopia, according to local journalists.

February 1, 2010 4:15 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Tunisia

In Tunisia, critical journalist’s appeal rejected

Ben Brik in a 2008 photo. (CPJ/Joel Campagna) New York, February 1, 2010—A Tunisian appeals court on Saturday upheld a six-month prison sentence against journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, one of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali’s toughest critics, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists denounced the decision, the latest development in the politically motivated effort to silence Ben Brik.
February 1, 2010 3:24 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Burma

Burmese government jails another DVB journalist

New York, February 1, 2010The Burmese government should cease its campaign of intimidation and harassment against the Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), an exile-run television news provider, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Alerts   |   Morocco

Morocco’s most critical publication faces closure

New York, January 29, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the latest development in Moroccan authorities’ efforts to silence the independent newsmagazine Le Journal Hebdomadaire. Liquidators took control of the country’s most critical publication this week after a Casablanca commercial appeals court declared on Monday that Le Journal Hebdomadaire’s former publishing group, Media Trust, and its current one, Trimedia, were bankrupt, lawyers told CPJ.

January 29, 2010 4:56 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

Vietnamese writer jailed for spreading ‘propaganda’

New York, January 29, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a jail sentence given to a Vietnamese journalist on charges that she spread anti-state propaganda and called today for her immediate release.

January 29, 2010 2:58 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Sri Lanka

Journalists in Sri Lanka face intimidation, censorship

New York, January 29, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that journalists in Sri Lanka have been subjected to government intimidation, arrests, censorship, and harassment in the aftermath of this week’s presidential election. 

January 29, 2010 1:36 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Venezuela

Venezuela bars RCTV, 5 other stations from cable, satellite

New York, January 25, 2010—Venezuelan regulators have ordered cable and satellite operators to stop carrying one of the country’s best known broadcasters, RCTV International, along with five other stations, alleging that the broadcasters violated a requirement to air President Hugo Chávez’s speeches. The Committee to Protect Journalists urged Venezuelan authorities today to allow all of the stations to resume operations immediately.

January 25, 2010 5:13 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka election nears, pro-opposition writer vanishes

New York, January 25, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the reported disappearance of Prageeth Eknelygoda, a political reporter for the Sri Lankan news Web site Lanka eNews.

January 25, 2010 2:04 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Journalist charged with defaming Uzbeks, faces 8 years jail

A photo by Umida Akhmedova from her series Women and Men: From Dawn to Dusk.

New York, January 22, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Uzbek authorities to immediately drop all charges against Umida Akhmedova, a prominent photojournalist and documentary filmmaker who covers gender, ethnic, and cultural issues, and allow her to continue to do her work without fear of reprisal.

January 22, 2010 4:32 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Zimbabwe

Journalist flees Zimbabwe after death threat

Voice of Peace

New York, January 20, 2010Freelance journalist Stanley Kwenda, left, a contributor to the private weekly The Zimbabwean, fled the country on Friday after he said he received a telephone threat from a high-ranking police officer, according to the paper’s editor, Wilf Mbanga. 

January 20, 2010 3:41 PM ET

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