New York, February 4, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the immediate release of Ramazan Yesergepov, editor of the independent Almaty-based weekly Alma-Ata Info, who was seized by security agents from his hospital bed a month ago....
Fabio Prieto Llorente, one of 21 independent journalists jailed in Cuba, has been outspoken in describing the inhumane and unsanitary conditions in which he and others have been held. On Wednesday, he began a hunger strike to call attention to...
Judge denies bail to photographer who claimed abuse
January 16, 2009 4:54 PM ET
New York, January 16, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the health of a Zimbabwean photojournalist who was denied bail today despite allegations that he was tortured while in police detention in the capital Harare....
Vietnamese leader urged to roll back online restrictions
January 16, 2009 2:35 PM ET
Dear President Triet: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by new online content restrictions that appear to be part of a stepped-up official campaign to suppress and intimidate reporters, editors, and commentators.
Dear President Biya: We are writing to express our alarm that four newspaper editors have been jailed in Cameroon for their work since September--making your country the second-worst jailer of journalists in Africa, according to our research.
CPJ urges Obama to assert U.S. leadership on press freedom
January 12, 2009 10:18 AM ET
Dear President-elect Obama: I am writing as chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists to seek your leadership in reaffirming America's role as a staunch defender of press freedom throughout the world. Journalists in many countries who risk their lives and liberty upholding the values of free expression look to the United States for support.
Journalist returned to custody despite torture allegations
January 9, 2009 5:30 PM ET
New York, January 9, 2009--Zimbabwean photojournalist Anderson Shadreck Manyere, who was arrested on December 24, was remanded in custody today by a court in Harare despite allegations that he was tortured while in police detention, according to local journalists. Manyere...