New York, February 3, 2010—Iranian
authorities are now holding at least 47 journalists in prison, more than any
single country has imprisoned since 1996, according to a new survey by the
Committee to Protect Journalists. While many of the detainees were arrested in the aftermath of the disputed June presidential election, CPJ’s survey found that authorities are continuing to wage an aggressive campaign to round up independent and opposition journalists. At least 26 journalists have been jailed in the last two months alone, CPJ found.
While many of the detainees were arrested in the aftermath of the disputed June presidential election, CPJ’s survey found that authorities are continuing to wage an aggressive campaign to round up independent and opposition journalists. At least 26 journalists have been jailed in the last two months alone, CPJ found.
Imprisoned | Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
As of December 1, 2009 | » Read the accompanying report: "FREELANCERS UNDER FIRE"
New York, September 16, 2009—As Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of compassion and forgiveness, the Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iranian authorities to release journalists who are being held behind bars.
New York, February 24, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the Iranian government's months-long crackdown on Internet writers who disseminate information and opinion on Web logs, also known as blogs. One writer who may have been detained for his postings has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, and at least one other blogger, possibly two, remain imprisoned.
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