CPJ concerned for kidnapped journalists in Somalia
May 26, 2009 3:28 PM ET
New York, May 26, 2009-- Following a Western news agency report in which
a Canadian and Australian journalist held hostage in war-torn Mogadishu
for nine months complained of poor health and urged their respective
governments to help free them, CPJ issued the following statement today:
"We are alarmed by the reported statements by Amanda Lindhout and Nigel
Brennan that they are sick and being held in harsh condition," said CPJ
deputy director Robert Mahoney. "We call upon the Australian and
Canadian authorities to intensify their efforts to ensure their safe
and timely release."
Ethiopian high court convicts editor of inciting subversion
May 24, 2017 1:40 PM ET
New York, May 24, 2017--The Ethiopian Federal High Court's conviction of Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, on charges of inciting subversion is a further blow to press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Cameroonian military court convicts journalist Ahmed Abba of terrorism charges
April 20, 2017 3:57 PM ET
New York, April 20, 2017--A military court in Cameroon today convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service, on charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts," according to his lawyer and RFI. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Cameroonian...