Impunity

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In Russia, last key suspect charged in 2000 murder of Igor Domnikov

March 11, 2015 3:55 PM ET

New York, March 11, 2015--Moscow investigators today charged former regional governor Sergei Dorovskoi in the 2000 attack on Novaya Gazeta journalist Igor Domnikov that led to the journalist's death, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the...

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Two journalists shot dead in Guatemala, another wounded

March 11, 2015 3:34 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, March 11, 2015--Two gunmen shot dead two journalists and injured a third in Guatemala on Tuesday, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Guatemalan authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the attack...

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Murder of Boris Nemtsov highlights Russia's impunity record

March 5, 2015 3:49 PM ET

The brazen contract-style killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on Friday night--carried out within range of a dozen security cameras and yards from the Kremlin walls in Moscow--serves as a grim reminder of the risks government critics face...

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CPJ calls on Sri Lanka to improve press freedom

March 3, 2015 10:34 AM ET

Dear President Sirisena, As your government's post-election 100-day agenda nears completion the Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, recognizes your early endeavors in keeping promises to ensure media freedom. CPJ would like to request a meeting with you and your government to discuss the problems that persist for the country's media.

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Radio journalist shot dead in the Philippines

February 18, 2015 9:55 AM ET

Bangkok, February 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Philippine authorities to investigate the murder on Saturday of radio journalist Maurito Lim and bring the assailant to justice....

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Mission Journal: In Egypt, glimmer of hope in bleak press environment

February 13, 2015 3:58 PM ET

After a series of high-level meetings to discuss press freedom concerns with Egyptian officials in Cairo this week, it was heartening to hear that journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been granted bail after more than 400...

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Why García Márquez's work to improve press protection in Colombia is still vital

February 9, 2015 6:10 PM ET

To coincide with Colombia's national day for journalists the Colombian organization Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP) has published its annual report on press freedom conditions. The review of challenges faced by the media in 2014 comes as...

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Mexican editor flees after gunmen abduct and beat him

February 6, 2015 4:19 PM ET

Mexico City, February 6, 2015--The editor of a Mexican daily in Matamoros has fled the city after gunmen abducted him from his office on Wednesday and beat him, prompting the paper to say it will stop covering violence. The abduction...

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Mission Journal: Finding a legal solution to siege of Pakistan's media

February 5, 2015 5:06 PM ET

Pakistan's media, long under siege, face new challenges. "We had managed to get the genie out of the lamp," was the way one Pakistani journalist explained it to me during a trip there last month. "But now, the military has...

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Hope for justice still frail in Hrant Dink's 2007 murder case

February 2, 2015 10:41 AM ET

The murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, founder and managing editor of the weekly Agos newspaper, is still under investigation in Turkey. But despite arrests last month in the eight-year-old case, Dink's family and colleagues are worried justice will...

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