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2011

Alerts   |   Afghanistan

Afghan journalist killed in insurgent attack

New York, July 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, a BBC and Pajhwok Afghan News reporter, in violence between insurgents and security forces in central Afghanistan today.
July 28, 2011 3:23 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Thailand

Editor faces anti-royal charges in Thailand

Bangkok, July 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by the anti-royal charges filed against Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a political activist and former editor-in-chief of the Voice of Taksin and Red Power partisan newsmagazines.

Alerts   |   Brazil

Political journalist murdered in Brazil

New York, July 27, 2011--Veteran political reporter Auro Ida was shot and killed on Friday in the city of Cuiabá in the central west state of Mato Grosso, according to the local press. The well-known journalist had served as the city government's press secretary, was a founder of the news site Midianews, and wrote an opinion column for another news website, Olhar Direto. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Brazilian authorities today to thoroughly investigate his murder and bring those responsible to justice.
July 27, 2011 3:46 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

Concerns rise about jailed Vietnamese blogger

Bangkok, July 27, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the health of Nguyen Van Hai, a Vietnamese blogger held in government detention since April 2008, and calls for his immediate and unconditional release on humanitarian grounds.
July 27, 2011 2:07 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Uganda

Uganda illegally detains journalist without charge

New York, July 26, 2011--Security services in Uganda are in flagrant violation of a 48-hour constitutional limit on pretrial detention with their imprisonment of a journalist for 13 days without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

July 26, 2011 6:30 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Journalist found decapitated in Mexico

The funeral procession of Miguel Angel López Velasco, who was killed with his wife and son on June 20. (AP)

New York, July 26, 2011--The decapitated head and body of veteran reporter Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz was found early this morning, according to officials in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The journalist was abducted on Sunday by armed men as she left her house.

Alerts   |   China

Chinese journalist targeted in hacking attack

New York, July 26, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a hacking attack on a Chinese journalist's e-mail account reported by her employer on Saturday. The attack originated from a region of China where the journalist was investigating child trafficking. 

July 26, 2011 4:23 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ethiopia

Two Ethiopian journalists released on bail after 15 months

Mohammed and Worku

New York, July 25, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Thursday's ruling in Ethiopia to release on bail two journalists imprisoned on pre-trial detention for the last 15 months on vague criminal charges.

Alerts   |   China

China obstructs train disaster reporting

Chinese rescue workers by the wreckage of train cars in Wenzhou on Sunday. (AP/Color China Photo)

New York, July 25, 2011--Information authorities should allow open reporting on Saturday's high-speed rail crash in Zhejiang province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

July 25, 2011 3:21 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast charges TV presenter for Gbagbo-leaning show

New York, July 22, 2011--Authorities in Ivory Coast detained a journalist on Thursday for moderating a TV talk show favorable to ousted former ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, according to local journalists. 

July 22, 2011 2:20 PM ET

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