has coverage of our letter
sent to Cameroonian President Paul Biya on January 16. The letter protested the jailing of four Cameroonian journalists, which makes the country Africa's second-leading jailer of journalists. The reporters have been held since September on charges of criminal defamation. AFP quotes CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon: "The journalists should have never been the object of criminal charges, and we demand that they be freed."
In the Spanish-language media today, the Venezuela-based Cadena Global
newspaper has coverage of our alert
yesterday about the murder of Venezuelan journalist Orel Sambrano. Sambrano, director of ABC de la Semana
, had covered drugs and corruption issues.