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Journalists missing, fixer kidnapped, press banned in eastern Ukraine

New York, July 23, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a series of recent anti-press violations in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk. In the past two days, at least two journalists have gone missing, while pro-Russia separatists abducted a fixer and briefly detained a reporter, according to news reports and press freedom and human rights groups.

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Press Freedom or Property Dispute? Somalia's Radio Jowhar Served with Eviction Notice

Below is a press release from NUSOJ condemning the ordered eviction of Radio Jowhar on behalf of the Middle Shabelle government.

Similar action was taken against Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu in October 2013 because the station was using government-owned property, though  616 more words


Freedom of the press

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Regardless whether “freedom of the press” is guaranteed in a constitution or what-have-you, and thus is meant to be protected by law, does not mean that the press is free (and independent). 355 more words

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The Tryanny of Silence: Civility as Repression

Censorship isn’t nice.

Silence isn’t silent. It isn’t good manners. It’s a public statement and a cowardly political act.

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