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2011

Alerts   |   India

Journalists assaulted in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Four journalists were attacked during this protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP)

New York, November 29, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an investigation into the November 25 attack on four journalists reporting on a protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

November 29, 2011 3:13 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ecuador

Ecuadoran journalist sentenced to prison

New York, November 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by reports that an Ecuadoran journalist was sentenced to a six-month prison term after being found guilty of criminal defamation.

November 28, 2011 5:27 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexican weekly goes offline after cyberattack

New York, November 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports of a cyberattack on Mexican weekly Ríodoce that forced its website offline on Friday. Ríodoce is one of the few publications to cover crime and drug trafficking in Mexico.

November 28, 2011 4:54 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Uganda

Ugandan journalist receives repeated death threats

New York, November 28, 2011--Anonymous callers have repeatedly threatened Ugandan radio journalist Robert Ssembuusi over the past week after he aired a story implicating a former local mayor in corruption, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani journalist shot, critically injured during riot

A Shi'ite cleric speaks to protesters after clashes between religious sects in Karachi November 27. (Reuters)

New York, November 28, 2011--Authorities in Karachi should take stronger measures to protect reporters covering violent incidents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after a journalist was critically injured in crossfire on Sunday.

November 28, 2011 3:47 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Gambia

Gambian president vilifies journalists in remarks

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh speaks to reporters as he leaves a polling station in Banjul November 24. (AFP)

New York, November 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's public remarks on Thursday, in which he vilified members of the press. The following day, Jammeh won his fourth term in office as president.

November 28, 2011 2:15 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Philippines

In Philippines, gunmen shoot radio journalist

Bangkok, November 28, 2011--A Philippine radio journalist who reported critically on local corruption and drug trafficking was shot and seriously wounded on November 24, a day after the International Day to End Impunity was commemorated.

November 28, 2011 2:10 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Ivory Coast

Three opposition journalists detained in Ivory Coast

New York, November 28, 2011--The administration of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has detained without charge three journalists from an opposition newspaper since Thursday, in violation of the country's own press law and constitution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

November 28, 2011 2:05 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

News editor threatened in Pakistan

New York, November 23, 2011--An editor of a Pakistani newspaper received threatening telephone calls and was followed by men he believed were government agents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

November 23, 2011 8:24 AM ET

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Alerts   |   South Africa

South Africa lower house passes information bill

South Africans protest the information bill outside parliament. (Anna Majavu/Sunday Times)

New York, November 22, 2011--The South African National Assembly today passed an information bill which would sanction unauthorized possession and publication of classified state information with a prison term of up to 25 years, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the upper house of parliament to reject the bill, which has been criticized by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former President Nelson Mandela, among others.

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