A local resident lays an American flag at an impromptu memorial outside of the Capital Gazette, the day after a gunman killed five people at the newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 29, 2018. (Reuters/Leah Millis)

Alleged killer of Capital Gazette employees had made repeated threats

New York, June 29, 2018–A gunman shot to death five people in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, yesterday afternoon in what police called a “targeted attack,” the newspaper reported. Police arrested Jarrod Ramos, 38, and charged him with five counts of first-degree murder, the paper said, citing court documents. He had…

Read More ›

Law enforcement officials survey the scene after a gunman fired through a glass door at the Capital Gazette newspaper and sprayed the newsroom with gunfire, killing at least five people and injuring several others, in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S., June 28, 2018. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

At least five people killed at newsroom shooting in Maryland

New York, June 28, 2018–At least five people were killed in a shooting in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, this afternoon. Police have a suspect in custody, but his identity and motive are unknown, the newspaper reported on its website.

Read More ›

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual televised phone-in with the nation in Moscow on June 7, 2018. Russian journalist Viktor Korb was charged on May 16 by authorities in the town of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, with terrorism-related offenses. (AFP/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik)

Russia charges independent journalist with terrorism offenses

Russian journalist Viktor Korb on May 16 was charged by authorities in the Russian town of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, for transcribing and publishing a 2015 speech that a Kremlin critic gave at his trial. Korb on June 26 told the Committee to Protect Journalists that he remains unable to work and access money, and…

Read More ›

Rush hour in Manila on June 21, 2016. Unidentified assassins on June 23, 2018, gunned down Manuel Lacsamana, a contributor to the local monthly The Media Messenger and chairperson of the Central Luzon Media Association press group, in Cabanatuan City, in the Nueva Ecija province on the island of Luzon, according to reports. (Reuters/Erik De Castro)

Newspaper reporter gunned down in the Philippines

New York, June 26, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Manuel Lacsamana, a contributor to the local monthly The Media Messenger and chairperson of the Central Luzon Media Association press group, and called on authorities in the Philippines to identify the killers and swiftly bring them to justice.

Read More ›

A motorcyclist rides down an alley in Jakarta in June. An Indonesian journalist died while in custody in South Kalimantan. (AFP/Adek Berry)

CPJ calls on Indonesia to investigate death of detained journalist

New York, June 26, 2018–Indonesian authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the death of journalist Muhammad Yusuf and consider the possibility that he was killed in retribution for his reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Read More ›

The central train station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on December 1, 2017. One of the Netherlands' biggest national newspapers was attacked today when a vehicle rammed into the publication's building, according to reports. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

CPJ condemns attacks on outlets in the Netherlands

New York, June 26, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an attack on De Telegraaf, one of the Netherlands’ biggest national newspapers, which came five days after an anti-tank rocket was fired at the offices of the publisher of the weeklies Panorama and Nieuwe Revu, according to news reports.

Read More ›

A cyclist rides on the bank of Sava river in Belgrade, Serbia, on October 21, 2017. A journalist who had been reported missing was found unharmed on June 15, 2018. (Reuters/Radu Sigheti)

Serbian government accuses journalist of false reporting abduction

On June 15, 2018–Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić announced on June 15 that freelance journalist Stefan Cvetković was found unharmed. Local news outlets had reported, citing police and witnesses, that he went missing on the evening of June 13 in the town of Bela Crkva, some 100 kilometers east of the capital, Belgrade.

Read More ›

CPJ Insider: July 2018 edition

CPJ announces 2018 International Press Freedom Award winners In a 2014 interview with CPJ, Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh said, “I have a right to write. … If they want to arrest me, they can.” Three years later, they did. Vietnamese authorities convicted Quynh–known best by her penname, “Mother Mushroom”–on charges of “propagandizing against…

Read More ›

A boy plays in the street in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on June 17. Attackers shot dead a radio journalist in Brazil's Pará state on June 21. (Reuters/ Washington Alves)

Local radio journalist killed in northern Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, June 22, 2018–Brazilian authorities should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the killing of radio journalist Jairo Souza, who was shot dead in northern Pará state yesterday, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Read More ›

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrives for a rally in the Oromia region in April, 2018. His government has allowed access to hundreds of websites that had been blocked in the country. (Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

New York, June 22, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the Ethiopian government’s decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country. In a tweet today, Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s chief of staff, said that the sites included the diaspora outlets Oromia Media…

Read More ›