New York, November 25, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists honored four journalists with its 2009 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted impunity in journalist murders, this week’s killings of Philippine journalists, and the Internet’s emerging role in press freedom. Anthony Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and founding CPJ board member, was honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement.

New York, November 25, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists honored four journalists with its 2009 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted impunity in journalist murders, this week’s killings of Philippine journalists, and the Internet’s emerging role in press freedom. Anthony Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and founding CPJ board member, was honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement.

                                                                                                                                                          

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We are writing to express our deep concern about the whereabouts, legal status and health of Eritrean journalists Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi and Saleh Idris Gama of Eritrean state broadcaster Eri-TV. Official statements and videotape indicate that your government has been holding them incommunicado after their arrests by Kenyan authorities late last year during fighting in Somalia.

                                                                                                                                                          

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We are writing to express our deep concern about the whereabouts, legal status and health of Eritrean journalists Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi and Saleh Idris Gama of Eritrean state broadcaster Eri-TV. Official statements and videotape indicate that your government has been holding them incommunicado after their arrests by Kenyan authorities late last year during fighting in Somalia.

The Committee for Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based press watchdog, on Tuesday said it was concerned over moves by Germany to fund journalism training for state-controlled media while the independent press is shut down and more than a dozen publishers and editors are imprisoned.

The Committee for Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based press watchdog, on Tuesday said it was concerned over moves by Germany to fund journalism training for state-controlled media while the independent press is shut down and more than a dozen publishers and editors are imprisoned.