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.
Radio reporter Santiago Barroso shot dead in Mexico's Sonora state
March 19, 2019 7:04 PM ET
Mexico City, March 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Mexican authorities to thoroughly investigate the murder of radio journalist Santiago Barroso and bring the perpetrators to justice. The reporter was shot dead at his home in San...
Maldives commission renews hope of justice for Rilwan and Rasheed
March 18, 2019 6:00 PM ET
Mission Journal: With a new presidential commission investigating the abduction of Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla and the murder of Yameen Rasheed, CPJ's Asia program research associate Aliya Iftikhar travels to Malé in late February to speak with the bloggers' families...
Committee to Protect Journalists Releases 'The Last Column' to Highlight the Human Cost of Journalism
March 13, 2019 6:00 AM ET
The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists New York, NY, March 13, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, today announced the launch of "The Last...
CPJ and IPI urge Slovak officials to expedite Kuciak case
February 19, 2019 6:01 PM ET
Bratislava, February 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Press Institute (IPI) called on Slovak authorities to expedite charges against all parties allegedly involved in the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak. A delegation from the two...
Ghana won't have press freedom without accountability
February 7, 2019 1:46 PM ET
Three bullets, fired at close range by two assassins on a black and blue Boxer motorbike on January 16, 2019, killed investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, according to Sammy Darko, a lawyer working on Divela's case. Darko told CPJ...
Two radio journalists shot and killed in northern Afghanistan
February 6, 2019 5:18 PM ET
New York, February 6, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Afghan authorities to promptly investigate and bring to justice those responsible for yesterday's killing of two journalists in Taloqan, the capital city of northern Takhar province....