1802 results arranged by date

How to help journalist Roxana Saberi, imprisoned in Iran

April 21, 2009 4:07 PM ET

What you can do: Write a letter to your Iranian embassy or mission, and have your friends write letters too. Respectful language and a moderate tone will be most helpful for Roxana Saberi. ...

Read More › highlights high number of journalist arrests

April 21, 2009 10:11 AM ET

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon spoke extensively to's Tom Watkins about the huge number of journalists imprisoned for their work around the globe. The piece comes at a time when two high profile cases--that of Roxana Saberi in Iran, and...

Read More ›

Iranian president orders review of Roxana Saberi's case

April 20, 2009 3:09 PM ET

New York, April 20, 2009--In response to a letter sent on Sunday by Iran's president urging the public prosecutor to ensure justice for Iranian-American ‎journalist Roxana Saberi, the Committee to Protect Journalists called today for Saberi to be released on...

Read More ›

Iranian blogger detained

April 20, 2009 2:37 PM ET

On December 30, 2008, a spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary confirmed in a press conference in Tehran that Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian-Canadian blogger, had been detained since November 2008, in connection with comments he allegedly made about a key cleric,...

Read More ›

In Iran, Roxana Saberi sentenced to eight years in prison

April 18, 2009 7:21 AM ET

New York, April 18, 2009--An Iranian court convicted journalist Roxana Saberi of espionage and sentenced her to eight years in prison today following a closed, one-day trial earlier this week, according to international news reports. Her lawyer said he will...

Read More ›

Petition seeks a 'soft law' ruling in Manneh disappearance

April 16, 2009 1:59 PM ET

Eyewitnesses saw him being led away. "We were in our Banjul newsroom on July 7, 2006, working on the next issue of the Daily Observer, when two plainclothes officers with the Gambian National Intelligence Agency approached Chief," wrote Observer editor...

Read More ›

In ignoring Cuban jailings, Black Caucus disappoints

April 15, 2009 4:18 PM ET

Clarence Page, the Chicago Tribune columnist and CPJ board member, is disappointed the Congressional Black Caucus ignored human rights violations, including the imprisonment of journalists, during its recent visit to Cuba. In his column, Page notes that Cuba is now jailing 21...

Read More ›

Keep digging into disappearance of Gambia's Manneh

April 15, 2009 2:43 PM ET

The whereabouts of "Chief" Ebrima Manneh, right, the Gambian journalist who has been missing since his arrest by state security agents in July 2006, has become an urgent issue again in the country's media houses, homes, and human rights offices....

Read More ›

Third Azerbaijani journalist released from prison

April 15, 2009 2:16 PM ET

We issued the following statement after authorities released Ali Hasanov, editor of the pro-government daily Ideal, who had been serving a six-month jail term for criminal defamation. The journalist served all but one month of his sentence and was freed...

Read More ›