Filmmaker's arrest signals limits to Uganda coverage
August 1, 2013 4:53 PM ET
Taylor Krauss, an American journalist, freelance filmmaker, and founder of the testimonial website Voices of Rwanda, traveled to Uganda roughly two weeks ago to conduct some filming in hopes of pitching footage later to various media outlets. Krauss is...
Guinean journalist assaulted while covering attack
July 31, 2013 3:50 PM ET
A group of persons with disabilities attacked Alhasane Bah, a journalist with the media group L'independent-Le Democrate, on July 4, 2013, as he attempted to photograph the group attacking another person with disabilities, according to news reports. The attack occurred...
Government official publicly whips Nigerian journalist
July 31, 2013 3:50 PM ET
An identified State Security Service agent publicly flogged a reporter on July 3, 2013, while he was on an official visit to the Benue State Government House to deliver a press invitation to the state governor's chief of staff, according...
New Zealand, US may have spied on McClatchy reporter
July 30, 2013 7:46 PM ET
Concern over government surveillance of journalists has washed up on the faraway shores of New Zealand, with a report in the country's Sunday Star this week asserting that the military there, with help from U.S. intelligence, spied on an investigative...
Attacks on Orient News illustrate Syria's many threats
July 30, 2013 6:35 PM ET
It is increasingly difficult to document violations against the press in Syria, let alone hold those responsible to account. It has always been hard to verify facts within the country. But now, the sheer number of violations and the...
Another reporter attacked, hospitalized in eastern Ukraine
July 29, 2013 3:19 PM ET
New York, July 29, 2013--Federal authorities in Ukraine should take over the investigation into today's brutal attack on a TV journalist who had regularly reported on allegations of corruption in the regional police force, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...
In Egypt, journalists report being attacked, harassed
July 25, 2013 5:18 PM ET
New York, July 25, 2013--Several journalists have reported being harassed, censored, or attacked over the past week in Egypt, according to news reports and local journalists. The incidents come as Egyptian authorities have announced their intentions to abolish prison...
Obama must urge free press during meeting with Vietnam
July 24, 2013 12:15 PM ET
Dear President Obama: We are writing to express our concern about the deteriorating press and Internet freedom situation in Vietnam ahead of your Thursday meeting with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. We ask that in your discussions you insist on the progress of freedom of expression-related issues as a precondition for broadening Vietnam's diplomatic, economic, and strategic relations with the United States.
Journalists report being attacked by Bangladeshi MP
July 23, 2013 3:52 PM ET
New York, July 23, 2013--Authorities in Bangladesh should immediately investigate the role of a member of parliament in a physical altercation with two journalists on Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....