New York, June 29, 2010—Ethiopia’s postal service should a conduct thorough and transparent investigation into the tampering of mail addressed to the country’s leading critical newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.Awramba Times Editor-in-Chief Dawit Kebede said the paper...
An exodus from Iran, East Africa At least 85 journalists fled their home countries in the past year in the face of attacks, threats, and possible imprisonment. High exile rates are seen in Iran and in the East African nations...
Federal forces in Mexico increasingly harass journalists
June 7, 2010 1:26 PM ET
Dear President Calderón: On Freedom of Expression Day today, the Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express concern about a series of incidents this year in which federal security forces have attacked and harassed local reporters who cover crime and report on law enforcement operations.
CPJ calls for Thailand to investigate journalist killings
June 7, 2010 10:14 AM ET
Dear Prime Minister Abhisit:
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns recent violence against journalists in Thailand, including the shooting deaths of two foreign reporters killed while covering news events. We call on your government to launch independent probes into recent attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Zambia should halt harassment of The Post, M’membe
June 3, 2010 5:28 PM ET
New York, June 3, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Zambian President Rupiah Bwezani Banda and his administration to halt the ongoing harassment of the nation’s leading independent newspaper The Post and its award-winning editor Fred M’membe. On...
CPJ denounces Israel’s use of footage seized in flotilla raid
June 3, 2010 5:18 PM ET
New York, June 3, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces Israel’s editing and distribution of footage confiscated from foreign journalists aboard the Gaza-bound flotilla that was raided on Monday....
Journalists on raided flotilla leaving Israel, speaking out
June 2, 2010 6:23 PM ET
Firsthand accounts from reporters who were on the flotilla of humanitarian activists raided by Israeli forces on Monday are finally coming out as the journalists are released from custody. These early reports indicate that soldiers harassed international journalists—at least six...
CPJ condemns police harassment of Tunisian journalist
May 28, 2010 1:15 PM ET
New York, May 28, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged that Tunisian police verbally abused and threatened journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, a well-known contributor to French newspapers and one of the country’s top critics of President Zine El Abidine...