US, UN must probe Saudi crown prince role in "extrajudicial killing" of Jamal Khashoggi, report says
June 19, 2019 6:30 AM ET
Paris, June 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a United Nations report calling on both the head of the U.N. and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to open criminal probes into the murder of Saudi journalist...
Editor Abdulmumin Gadzhiev detained in Russia on terrorism charges
June 14, 2019 1:44 PM ET
Washington, D.C., June 14, 2019--Authorities in the Russian republic of Dagestan should immediately drop the charges against Makhachkala-based journalist Abdulmumin Gadzhiev and release him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Mexican reporter Norma Sarabia killed in Tabasco; another journalist kidnapped in Veracruz
June 12, 2019 4:45 PM ET
Mexico City, June 12, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of reporter Norma Sarabia and do everything in their power to ensure the safe recovery of journalist Marcos Miranda Cogco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...
Colombia sentences two ex-paramilitary fighters for 2000 attack on Jineth Bedoya
May 8, 2019 4:04 PM ET
Miami, May 8, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing on May 6 of former paramilitary fighters Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco and Jesús Emiro Pereira Rivera for the kidnapping, rape, and torture of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in...
Two sentenced to death for 2018 killing of Afghan journalist Abdul Manan Arghand
April 17, 2019 4:22 PM ET
New York, April 17, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Afghan government to deliver justice through a fair and transparent process after two suspects were sentenced to death for the killing of Kabul News...
CPJ mission finds increased intimidation, shrinking space for free press in the Philippines
April 15, 2019 11:30 PM ET
Manila, April 16, 2019--A Committee to Protect Journalists mission to the Philippines, led by Board Chair Kathleen Carroll, found increasing levels of intimidation and a shrinking space for the free press in the country. The mission--joined by Peter Greste, director...
Civil case filed in US over murder of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga
April 15, 2019 3:54 PM ET
Washington, D.C., April 15, 2019 -- Today, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles, unsealed a civil lawsuit against former Sri Lankan Defense Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a dual U.S.-Sri...
CPJ welcomes convictions in murder of Serbian journalist Slavko Ćuruvija
April 5, 2019 2:08 PM ET
New York, April 5, 2019--A Belgrade court today convicted four former Serbian state security officers of the 1999 murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija, owner of the mass-circulation Dnevni Telegraf, Serbia's first private daily, and the weekly magazine Evropljanin, independent...
CPJ calls on Maldives to empower commission on enforced disappearances and murders
March 27, 2019 4:08 PM ET
CPJ writes to the speaker of the People's Majlis, asking him to strengthen press freedom in the Maldives and commit to pursuing justice and ending impunity by calling for a vote on a bill to grant investigative powers to the presidential commission on enforced disappearances and murders.