CPJ calls on Tanzania’s Magufuli to drop Kabendera charges, investigate Gwanda case
August 12, 2019 2:18 PM ET
CPJ writes to Tanzanian President John Magufuli to urge his government to drop charges against freelance journalist Erick Kabendera and provide a public accounting of the fate of missing journalist Azory Gwanda.
South Sudan detains Al-Watan editor for over 3 weeks
August 9, 2019 5:11 PM ET
New York, August 9, 2019—Authorities in South Sudan should immediately release Michael Christopher, editor-in-chief of the Arabic-language daily Al-Watan, and halt its harassment of his publication, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
CPJ calls on authorities in Shenzhen, China to release labor journalists
August 9, 2019 1:57 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to authorities in Shenzhen, China, calling on them to release Yang Zhengjun, Wei Zhili, and Ke Chengbing--editors for the labor news outlet ILabour.net--and cease all legal proceedings against them.
Authorities arrest Sidama Media Network workers in southern Ethiopia amid unrest
August 9, 2019 12:10 PM ET
Nairobi, August 9, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Ethiopia to disclose the charges against three media workers from the Sidama Media Network or release them immediately, and to guarantee that journalists operating in southern...
Cuba sentences journalist Roberto Quiñones to one-year prison term
August 8, 2019 4:38 PM ET
Miami, August 8, 2019--A municipal court of the Cuban city of Guantánamo yesterday sentenced Roberto Jesús Quiñones, a contributor to the news website CubaNet, to one year in prison on charges of “resistance” and “disobedience,” according to advocacy group...
Washington D.C., July 30, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed relief that Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed is free and safely out of the country. Mohamed was released yesterday and left Mauritania, according to news reports, citing...
Kyrgyz court upholds life sentence for Azimjon Askarov
July 30, 2019 10:35 AM ET
Washington, D.C., July 30, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed deep disappointment and concern over today's court decision in Kyrgyzstan to uphold the life sentence of journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov....
Kurdish military forces detain journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan
July 29, 2019 1:15 PM ET
Beirut, July 29, 2019 -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces should immediately disclose any charges against journalist Zuber Bradosti or else release him from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today....
Chinese court sentences journalist Huang Qi to 12 years in prison
July 29, 2019 10:50 AM ET
Taipei, July 29, 2019 -- The Mianyang Intermediate People's Court today sentenced Huang Qi, publisher of the human rights news website 64 Tianwang, to 12 years in prison on charges of "deliberately leaking state secrets," and "illegally providing state...