July 20, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
An Ethiopian court on Friday charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism law. The journalists, including six bloggers, were arrested in April and have been prevented from accessing their families or legal counsel since their arrests. According to ...[read more]
December 31, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report Tuesday finding Syria the most dangerous nation in the world for journalists, with Egypt and Iraq just behind. The CPJ's report found that of the estimated 70 journalists killed worldwide in 2013, 29 were in Syria. Egypt and Iraq, ...[read more]
January 25, 2013
by Keith Herting
A collection of human rights groups and free-press advocates issued a joint statement Tuesday calling for the release of a journalist and three others who have been detained in Somalia following one woman's claim of rape by government security forces. Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch ...[read more]
July 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday said that press freedom in the Maldives has been deteriorating since the resignation of former president Mohamed Nasheed. Nasheed, who was the first democratically elected presdient of the Maldives, has claimed that he was forced from office ...[read more]
February 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released its annual Attacks on the Press report, expressing concern about increased censorship of journalists worldwide in 2011. The CPJ criticized the growing trend of government censorship, especially Internet censorship. It indicated that ...[read more]
December 10, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 10, 2009, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 14-5 to approve legislation that would protect journalists' abilities to shield sources in federal court proceedings. Under the Free Flow of Information Act, the federal government would not be able compel a journalist to produce ...[read more]
February 17, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued its annual report on Tuesday confirming the work-related killings of more than 70 journalists worldwide during 2009, the highest in the 30-year history of the CPJ. Of the 71 confirmed killings identified in the report, 51 are believed to be ...[read more]
December 11, 2009
by Matt Glenn
The US Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that would protect journalists' abilities to shield sources in federal court proceedings. Under the Free Flow of Information Act, which was approved 14-5, the federal government would not be able compel a journalist to produce protected... ...[read more]
October 31, 2009
by Jay Carmella
Russia must undertake extensive legal reforms in order to protect human rights, according to a report issued Friday by the UN Human Rights Committee. The committee found that Russia is failing to protect important human rights in a number of areas. The report emphasized the problems the country ...[read more]
April 10, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Frank Smyth: There is nothing that repressive regimes like more than pointing the finger at someone else. Nearly four years ago, after journalists including Judith Miller then of The New York Times were jailed for refusing to reveal sources in response to federal subpoenas, senior government... ...[read more]

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