Andrew Levinson/Communications Assistant
Andrew Levinson served as CPJ's media officer from 2007 to 2010, promoting the organization's work on multiple platforms.
Press freedom in the news 12/11/08
The Lebanon-based Web site Menassat has an article today about the continued detainment of Reuters cameraman Ibrahim Jassam, currently the only known journalist being held by the US military. A local Iraqi court has urged the military to release Jassam, who was arrested on September 2, as there is no evidence against him.
Press freedom in the news 12/10/08
The release of Iraqi journalist Adel Hussein, who had been jailed in Iraqi Kurdistan, is making news today. The Associated Press has coverage of his pardon from President Masoud Barzani, as does Canada’s CBC News. Both articles cite our coverage of the case and quote CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney, who called on the authorities…
Press freedom in the news 12/09/08
There is even more coverage today of our annual census of imprisoned journalists, released last week, that lists 125 journalists in jail. The Czech service of RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, the newspaper Malaysia Today, the AsiaOne Web site, G4TV online, all have stories focused on our finding that the majority of those jailed are online journalists. AllAfrica has coverage of the…
Press freedom in the news 12/08/08
Our annual census of imprisoned journalists, which lists 125 journalists in jail, has gotten more coverage today and over the weekend. Geek has a story that focuses on our finding that the majority of those in prison are online journalists. The Web site ArsTechnica also examines this angle in its coverage, and Democracy Now! ran a similarly…
Press freedom in the news 12/05/08
Today there is more coverage of our annual census of imprisoned journalists, a list of 125 journalists in jail, 56 of whom are online journalists, released yesterday.
Press freedom in the news 12/04/08
Editor & Publisher has coverage of our annual census of imprisoned journalists, which was released earlier today. The report lists 125 journalists in jail as of December 1, 56 of whom are online journalists.
Press freedom in the news 12/03/08
Another radio journalist has been killed in the Philippines today according to reports from The Associated Press. Leo Mila, a radio broadcaster in the north of the country, was gunned down in front of his radio station earlier today. Mila’s program focused on discussing citizen’s complaints. According to reports, he had been working on a…
Press freedom in the news 12/01/08
South Africa’s Mail & Guardian has more coverage of the Mikhail Beketov case today. Beketov, an editor of a Moscow-based newspaper, was brutally beaten and left for dead more than two weeks ago and remains in a coma. The Houston Chronicle also has a story on Beketov, as well as the dangers of reporting in…
Press freedom in the news 11/24/08
Various news outlets had coverage over the weekend of press freedom in Russian in light of last week’s brutal assault on Mikhail Beketov, a Moscow newspaper editor who still remains comatose in a local hospital. The Chicago Tribune as well as the UK-based newspapers The Guardian and The Sunday Herald are running stories about the dangers…
Press freedom in the news 11/21/08
CPJ’s 2008 International Press Freedom awardees, who were officially announced yesterday at a press conference in Washington, are making news today–including editor Andrew Mwenda, who was concurrently issued an arrest warrant in his home country of Uganda.