Press freedom in the news 9/29/08

CPJ’s letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, which raised our concern over Russia’s denial of admittance to international journalists, received coverage in various news outlets today. The English edition of The Moscow Times is running an article and the Russia-based Web site Lenta News has coverage of the letter in Russian.

On Saturday, the African Web site ran a news brief on the arrest of Hossam Al Wakeel, an Egyptian journalist who had been covering a demonstration in Alexandria. We released an alert raising concerns about his arrest on Friday.

CPJ’s letter to Spanish President Zapatero urging him to pressure Cuba on jailed journalists received Spanish-language coverage on the Cuba Matinal Web site over the weekend.