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Sri Lanka
Thursday, 29 October 2009

Imagine waking up one day and finding that you cannot speak and there is no exchange of information, no new thinking. Stop imagining. This is happening to Sri Lanka because of the abuses of press freedom.

Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The OPC writes to express our amazement that two producers of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation television program, Ahmar Bel Khat El-Arid -- Rozanna Yami and a pregnant colleague -- are facing serious punishment for “facilitating the expression of sin” for words spoken on air by a...

Zambia
Friday, 02 October 2009

The OPC has received a reply from the Zambian government acknowledging the letter we sent on July 27 urging President Banda to immediately dismiss the case against journalist, Chansa Kabwela, who was arrested by the Zambian government on July 15 on trumped-up charges of circulating obscene...

Slovenia
Monday, 21 September 2009

The OPC fully supports your efforts to publish news of an Italian businessman’s alleged involvement in a corruption scandal and to appeal the injunction preventing Dnevnik from publishing further news of the affair.

Mexico
Saturday, 19 September 2009

The world knows that the threat of assassination by criminal gangs is the principal danger facing Mexican journalists today. However, we draw the Mexican government's attention now to the fact that journalists are often threatened by the very people who should be protecting them -- the police,...

Pakistan
Friday, 11 September 2009
The killing of an Afghan journalist known for his critical reporting on the Taliban appears that he was singled out for assassination because he was too well informed about the activities of Taliban militants and Pakistani intelligence agencies.
Zambia
Thursday, 10 September 2009

The OPC urges the Zambian President again to drop charges against journalist, Chansa Kabwela, and close out what is now turning into a farcical performance by some members of its government.

Venezuela
Wednesday, 09 September 2009
The news from Venezuela in the month of August was alarming as its government appears determined to prevent critics from expressing themselves, and even to crush any form of media that does not reflect the government's priorities.
Russian Federation
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
We call your attention to the case of Mikhail Afanasyev, editor of the on-line journal, Novy Focus, who has been charged with slander over reports he filed suggesting that Russian officials may not be doing enough to find possible survivors of a dam disaster.
Gambia
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
We add our voices and dismay to the world-wide outcry at the injustice done to our six Gambian colleagues convicted last week of sedition and defamation charges.