Statements

2009

Statements   |   Ecuador

Critical TV station suspended in Ecuador

We issued the following statement today after Ecuadoran authorities took critical private broadcaster Teleamazonas off the air for three days on Tuesday. In a story aired in May, Teleamazonas reported that natural gas exploitation on Puná Island could force the suspension of fishing for six months...

December 23, 2009 1:23 PM ET

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Statements   |   Pakistan

CPJ condemns attack on Peshawar Press Club

Responding to reports of an apparent suicide bombing at the Press Club building in Peshawar, located in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, the we issued the following statement...

December 22, 2009 10:19 AM ET

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Statements   |   Kazakhstan

Kazakh journalist and newspaper persecuted

After receiving reports of at least three defamation lawsuits filed recently against Lukpan Akhmedyarov, a prominent journalist with the independent newspaper Uralskaya Nedelya in Western Kazakhstan, in retaliation for his critical reporting on a state construction company’s illegal work on a gas pipe project, er issued the following statement...

December 15, 2009 12:47 PM ET

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Statements   |   Brazil

CPJ dismayed by decision of Brazilian court

We issued the following statement today in response to yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Federal Tribunal, Brazil’s highest court, rejecting an appeal from the daily O Estado de São Paulo and its Web site Estadão in a case of censorship. In July, a regional court barred both outlets from publishing reports on a corruption scandal involving the son of Senator and former Brazilian President José Sarney. O Estado de São Paulo said it will appeal the decision...

December 11, 2009 2:42 PM ET

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Statements   |   Azerbaijan

CPJ calls for immediate release of sick journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists issued this statement following reports about the deteriorating health of Bizim Yol newspaper reporter Mushfig Huseynov, who has been jailed in state custody since 2007 for allegedly taking a bribe. Huseynov, who suffers from an advanced stage of tuberculosis, is serving a five-year prison term.
December 3, 2009 4:01 PM ET

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Statements   |   Pakistan

Pakistan's media environment deteriorating

We released this statement after Dawn newspaper columnist Kamran Shafi said today that his house had been sprayed with machine gun fire on the night of November 27, in Rawalpindi...

December 1, 2009 1:37 PM ET

Statements   |   Somalia

Kidnapped journalists are freed in Somalia

We issued the following statement after confirming the release today of Canadian freelance reporter Amanda Lindhout and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan, both held in Somalia since August 2008...

November 25, 2009 2:41 PM ET

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Statements   |   Philippines

Large group of journalists killed in Mindanao

In response to news reports that a large number of people — possibly more than 20 — including many journalists, were killed on the Philippine island of Mindanao today while accompanying a gubernatorial candidate to register his candidacy, we issued this statement...

November 23, 2009 11:06 AM ET

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Statements   |   Iran

Iranian journalist receives harsh sentence

We issued the following statement today in reaction to news that Iranian journalist Ahmad Zaid-Abadi was sentenced to six years in prison, five years in exile in Khorasan Province, and a lifetime ban on social and political activity, effectively barring him from writing...

November 23, 2009 10:26 AM ET

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Statements   |   Argentina

Criminal defamation eliminated in Argentina

We issued the following statement today in response to Wednesday’s approval by the Argentine Senate of a government-sponsored bill that repeals criminal defamation provisions from the penal code...

November 19, 2009 12:03 PM ET

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