Turkey should drop terrorism charges against detained VICE crew
September 1, 2015 1:52 PM ET
Dear Prime Minister Davutoğlu: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about recent charges leveled against two British journalists and a local fixer who were detained while reporting from the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir.
CPJ condemns 7.5-year prison term for Khadija Ismayilova
September 1, 2015 8:32 AM ET
New York, September 1, 2015--The Baku Court of Serious Crimes today convicted Khadija Ismayilova, one of Azerbaijan's most prominent investigative reporters, of illegal business, tax evasion, abuse of power, and embezzlement, and sentenced her to seven and a half years...
Chinese state TV airs footage of journalist saying he regrets writing stock market story
August 31, 2015 5:00 PM ET
New York, August 31, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of a Chinese journalist who has been held since Tuesday and accused of spreading false information. The Chinese state broadcaster on Monday aired footage of Wang Xiaolu appearing...
CPJ condemns conviction, sentence in Egypt's retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists
August 29, 2015 7:10 AM ET
New York, August 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction of three Al-Jazeera journalists in their retrial in Egypt today. A Cairo court sentenced Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste to three years in prison each...
CPJ joins call for Syria to drop charges against press freedom activists
August 28, 2015 2:24 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 16 other human rights and press freedom organisations calling on Syrian authorities to drop charges against Mazen Darwish, the founder of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, who was released...
CPJ joins call for Bahrain to free blogger on hunger strike
August 27, 2015 4:40 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 40 human rights and press freedom groups, is calling on Bahrain to release Abduljalil Alsingace. The imprisoned blogger began waging a partial hunger strike on March 21, 2015 in protest at the maltreatment...
In China, journalist reporting on stock market held by police
August 26, 2015 3:47 PM ET
New York, August 26, 2015--Chinese authorities should immediately release a journalist who has been held since Tuesday and accused of spreading false information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Wang Xiaolu is a reporter for the Beijing-based business magazine...
Azerbaijani prosecutor requests nine-year jail term for Khadija Ismayilova
August 21, 2015 1:56 PM ET
New York, August 21, 2015--A state prosecutor today called for Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova to be sentenced to nine years in prison, according to pro-government news agency Trend. The request was made during a hearing in the Baku Court...