Americas / 2014

Venezuela suspends critical radio program

August 19, 2014 12:36 PM ET

Bogotá, August 19, 2014--Venezuelan authorities should immediately reverse the suspension of a critical radio program that has been off the air since Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ concerned by arrests, harassment of reporters covering unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

August 14, 2014 1:17 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the attacks on and brief detentions of journalists covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the past week in reaction to the killing of teenager Michael Brown by the police. Two journalists were briefly detained on Wednesday and released...

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Colombian radio director killed after receiving threats

August 13, 2014 4:50 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2014--Colombian authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a journalist on Tuesday and apprehend the killers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Luis Carlos Cervantes Solano had received threats related to his reporting since 2010, according to news reports....

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Mexican reporter shot dead in Oaxaca state

August 13, 2014 4:03 PM ET

Mexico City, August 13, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder on Monday of Mexican reporter Octavio Rojas Hernández in the state of Oaxaca and calls on authorities to investigate the killing, identify the motive, and bring those responsible to justice....

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CPJ and press freedom organizations to deliver Risen petition to U.S. Justice Department

August 13, 2014 10:30 AM ET

New York, August 13, 2014--A coalition of organizations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, will hold a news conference on Thursday about efforts by the Obama administration to compel New York Times reporter James Risen to disclose a confidential source. Earlier in the day, a petition with 100,000 signatories--"We Support...

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Mexican radio station director's son killed in attack

August 4, 2014 5:51 PM ET

Mexico City, August 4, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack on Saturday on community radio station director Indalecio Benítez that resulted in the death of his 12-year-old son....

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CPJ calls on Mexican authorities in Sinaloa to repeal restrictive law

August 4, 2014 5:05 PM ET

Mexico City, August 4, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the state congress in Sinaloa to repeal a law passed on Wednesday that would severely restrict the ability of the press to report on crime scenes and criminal investigations. Local congressmen presented a bill on Friday that would...

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CPJ commends U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring warrant for cellphone searches

June 25, 2014 1:50 PM ET

San Francisco, June 25, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that held that law enforcement officials need search warrants to search the mobile phones of individuals they arrest. The court found that the data found in cellphones should be protected from routine...

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Radio host gunned down in Paraguay

June 24, 2014 5:21 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2014--Authorities in Paraguay should carry out an efficient investigation into the murder of a radio host and lawyer on Thursday, establish a motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iran, Syria, and Somalia top countries that journalists flee

June 18, 2014 12:20 PM ET

CPJ releases annual report on journalists in exile to mark World Refugee Day New York, June 18, 2014--Over the past five years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has supported 404 journalists who have been forced to flee their home countries because of their work, according to a new CPJ report...

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