CPJ, 73 media and rights groups urge Asian heads of state to release jailed journalists
April 27, 2020 1:51 PM ET
Given that a staggering number of imprisoned journalists are held in jails across the Asian continent, CPJ and other groups call on leaders of these countries to release them at this time of grave public health concern.
Vietnamese blogger who was abducted in Thailand sentenced to 10 years in prison
March 9, 2020 9:35 AM ET
Bangkok, March 9, 2020 -- Vietnamese authorities should not contest the appeal of journalist Truong Duy Nhat and should release him immediately from prison, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Freedom at a high cost for Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga
February 24, 2020 11:54 AM ET
When Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga was arrested by authorities on January 21, 2017, she did not know at the time it would likely be the last time she would ever be in her home in northern Ha Nam province....
Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat, who disappeared in Thailand, imprisoned in Vietnam
March 21, 2019 11:54 AM ET
Bangkok, March 21, 2019 -- Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release detained blogger Truong Duy Nhat and allow him to travel freely outside of the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
On International Women's Day, CPJ highlights jailed female journalists
March 7, 2019 6:15 PM ET
On International Women's Day, CPJ has highlighted the cases of female journalists jailed around the world in retaliation for their work. At least 33 of the 251 journalists in jail at the time of CPJ's prison census are women. At least one of those--Turkish reporter and artist Zehra Dogan--was...
Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal
December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET
For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...
Vietnam releases from prison CPJ awardee 'Mother Mushroom'
October 17, 2018 9:20 AM ET
Bangkok, October 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed news that Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name "Mother Mushroom," has been freed from prison and allowed to depart with her family on a flight to the United States....