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2012

Alerts   |   Philippines

Philippine journalist shot, killed in front of wife, daughter

Bangkok, January 6, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting death of Philippine radio commentator and community newspaper publisher Christopher Guarin and calls on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly.

Alerts   |   Ivory Coast

CPJ welcomes Ivory Coast's release of Hermann Aboa

Hermann Aboa (CPJ)

New York, January 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Friday's decision by a judge in Abidjan to release on bail former Ivorian state television presenter Hermann Aboa and calls on prosecutors to drop the politicized charges against him.

Alerts   |   Somalia

Puntland must explain detention of journalists

Mohamed Ahmed (SBC Online)

New York, January 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland to explain why they have held two journalists without charge since Monday.

January 5, 2012 4:57 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Gabon

Two Gabon outlets suspended for opposition coverage

Opposition leader André Mba Obame addressed the nation Sunday via his broadcaster TV+. (CPJ)

New York, January 5, 2012--The government of Gabon, led by President Ali Bongo, on Tuesday imposed suspensions on a TV station and a newspaper for coverage of opposition leader André Mba Obame, according to local journalists and news reports.

January 5, 2012 4:15 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Democratic Republic of the Congo

In DRC, RFI suspended over elections coverage

Radio France Internationale broadcasts were suspended after the station covered the aftermath of the presidential elections between incumbent Kabila (left) and opposition leader Tshisekedi. (AFP)

New York, January 4, 2012--Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo shut down broadcasts of the French government-funded Radio France Internationale over its coverage of the aftermath of the November 2011 presidential elections, news reports said.

January 4, 2012 4:24 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Vietnam

Vietnamese police detain reporter who covered corruption

New York, January 4, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Van Khuong's detention on Monday in Ho Chi Minh City on charges related to "giving bribes." Khuong can be held in detention for as long as four months while authorities investigate his case, according to official statements.

January 4, 2012 1:55 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Syria

Syrian state journalist, videographer killed

New York, January 3, 2012--A Syrian state journalist and a videographer who documented unrest in Homs province were separately shot and killed in recent days, according to news accounts. The Committee to Protect Journalists is investigating the circumstances surrounding the two deaths.

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