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April 18, 2008

UK reporter expelled from Zimbabwe

A British journalist was deported from Zimbabwe on Thursday after being detained for eight nights and fined 20 billion Zimbabwe dollars (about $250), Reuters reported quoting his newspaper. Jonathan Clayton, a correspondent for the Times , was arrested in the southern city of Bulawayo in the aftermath of elections last month. The Times said Clayton had been cleared of the initial charges of falsifying immigration papers, but had been found guilty of charges related to the answers he had given... MORE
April 14, 2008

Provincial journalist detained and expelled from Havana

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed concern at the detention and deportation from Havana of Camagüey-based independent journalist Ernesto Corría Cabrera this week. Corría Cabrera, a reporter for the Miami-based press agency Nueva Prensa Cubana, told New york-based CPJ that he travelled from his home in the eastern city of Camagüey to Havana on Saturday to print the news bulletin El Camagueyano Libre (The Free Camagueyan) at the computer facilities of the United States... MORE
April 2, 2008

Russian journalist, Putin critic, gets political asylum in UK

Russian journalist Yelena Tregubova, who wrote a book criticizing President Vladimir Putin for abusing freedom of speech, said she's been granted political asylum in the UK, according to Bloomberg News. The former Kremlin correspondent for Russia's Kommersant newspaper, who asked for asylum in London last year, said she's "very pleased'' with the decision in comments broadcast on Ekho Moskvy radio. A spokesman for the British Embassy in Moscow, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity,... MORE
March 22, 2008

Lone foreign correspondent forced out of Chad

The Chadian government effectively forced the country’s only permanent foreign correspondent to leave the country on Thursday after withdrawing her work permit without explanation, the Committee to Protect Journaliusts (CPJ) has reported quoting local journalists. Sonia Rolley, a journalist reporting for several France-based media outlets, including Radio France Internationale (RFI), Agence France-Presse (AFP), French daily Libération and international television news channel France 24, left... MORE
December 5, 2007

IFJ urges Somaliland authorities to protect journalists fleeing Mogadishu violence

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has urged Somaliland authorities to withdraw their decision to expel 24 Somali journalists who fled the violence in Mogadishu over allegations that they are endangering the "security and stability” of the region. “Before this incident Somaliland has had a reputation as a place that would offer safety to journalists who are harassed and threatened in Somalia,” said Gabriel Baglo, Director of the IFJ Africa office. “This decision is a great step... MORE
October 24, 2007

Cambodia: US-funded radio subjected to threats, three have fled country

In a country with few critical news sources, Cambodia's Radio Free Asia (RFA) is taking on tough stories about illegal logging, government corruption, and human rights abuses. As RFA puts the government on the spot, its reporters are being subjected to threats and harassment. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), three of the station's 14 regular and on-call reporters have fled the country since 2005 due to death threats and potential government reprisals. During a question-... MORE
August 18, 1997

US journalist barred from India

On 13 August 1997, Indian immigration authorities refused to allow Martin Sugarman, an independent United States (US) photographer and filmmaker, to enter India for the purpose of reporting in the Kashmir Valley. Sugarman arrived in New Delhi on a flight from London, United Kingdom shortly before midnight on 12 August. He had been issued a visa on 16 July by the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, US. His passport was seized and then he was detained and questioned by immigration and security... MORE