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2012

Statements   |   Syria

CPJ welcomes release of NBC's Engel

New York, December 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of NBC correspondent Richard Engel and three crew members on Monday following five days of captivity in Syria.

December 18, 2012 1:16 PM ET

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Statements   |   Syria

Syria must restore Internet access immediately

New York, November 29, 2012 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Internet and cell phone shutdown in Syria today which disconnects Syrians from the world as they endure conflict.

November 29, 2012 4:54 PM ET

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Statements   |   UK

In UK, Leveson recommendations undermine free press

New York, November 29, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by recommendations to adopt government regulation of the press resulting from the United Kingdom's Leveson inquiry report issued today.

November 29, 2012 2:40 PM ET

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Statements   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

In conflict, Israel must respect media

New York, November 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Israel's targeting of two media facilities in Gaza today. 

November 18, 2012 11:14 AM ET

Statements   |   Peru

CPJ mourns the deaths of four journalists in Peru

New York, November 6, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is saddened by the deaths of four Peruvian journalists who perished Monday in a car accident in the central  highlands Junín region while on assignment, according to news reports

Statements   |   Greece

Greek government lashes out against unsavory news

New York, October 30, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the arrest and possible imprisonment of Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, a troubling sign of deteriorating press freedom in the country.

October 30, 2012 2:58 PM ET

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Statements   |   Russia

Justice long overdue in Anna Politkovskaya murder

New York, October 5, 2012 - As the sixth anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's brutal murder nears, the Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by the complete absence of justice in her killing despite government pledges to solve the crime.
October 5, 2012 4:26 PM ET

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Statements   |   Cuba

CPJ calls for the immediate release of Cuban bloggers

New York, October 5, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrest of three independent Cuban bloggers and calls for their immediate release. Yoani Sánchez, one of Cuba's most prominent bloggers, was detained yesterday along with her husband, journalist Reinaldo Escobar, and blogger Agustín Díaz in the city of Bayamo, according to news reports

October 5, 2012 11:29 AM ET

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Statements   |   China

Missing colleague of Tibetan filmmaker causes concern

New York, October 3, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today for a missing Tibetan filmmaker whom colleagues fear may have been detained. 

October 3, 2012 2:37 PM ET

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U.N. Human Rights Council resolution defends the press

New York, September 27, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's passage of a Human Rights Council Resolution on the Safety of Journalists. The resolution represents a robust effort to secure action that will safeguard journalists and deliver justice if they are killed.

September 27, 2012 5:22 PM ET

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