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.
The Philippine media is abuzz with news of the shooting of another radio broadcaster, Leo Mila, this time in Northern Samar. GMA News quotes CPJ's Bob Dietz from our alert released yesterday, "Mila's murder is a reminder that police throughout the Philippines must respond immediately with investigations and protection when journalists are threatened for their work." Mila was killed outside the gates of his radio station early Wednesday when he was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman.
The Web site Menassat, based in Beirut, has coverage of the jailing of Adel Hussein in Iraqi Kurdistan. CPJ has covered the jailing of Hussein for writing a story on sex and health, and has called for his release--he is being held under an outdated law.
Andrew Levinson served as CPJ's media officer from 2007 to 2010, promoting the organization's work on multiple platforms.
Almost half of the 67 journalists killed worldwide in 2012 were targeted and murdered for their work, research by the Committee to Protect Journalists shows. The vast majority covered politics. Many also reported on war, human rights, and crime. In almost half of these cases, political groups are the...
Speak Justice campaign fights impunity in press murders
December 6, 2012 6:15 AM ET
The tortured and decapitated body of 39-year-old María Elizabeth Macías Castro was found on a Saturday evening in September 2011. It had been dumped by the side of a road in Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border town ravaged by the war on drugs. Macías, a freelance journalist, wrote about...