Indian journalist named on hit list as threats against critical voices escalate
September 25, 2015 12:58 PM ET
"These people will kill you," Nikhil Wagle, a prominent journalist in India, told me as we discussed reports of him being named as a target by a member of a hard-line Hindu group who is being questioned by police...
As world leaders take to UNGA stage, CPJ highlights countries of concern
September 25, 2015 12:17 PM ET
Press freedom records of Egypt, Russia, Iran, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Ecuador New York, September 25, 2015--Each year, the world's leaders are invited to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, where they are given a platform to speak freely...
CPJ urges Sisi to release all journalists jailed in Egypt
September 24, 2015 8:16 AM ET
Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Egypt, days before you address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.
CPJ welcomes arrests in 2011 murder of Philippine journalist
September 21, 2015 11:34 AM ET
Bangkok, September 21, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the arrest in Thailand of two former Philippine politicians wanted in the 2011 murder of environmental journalist Gerardo Ortega. Joel Reyes, a former governor of Palawan province, and his brother, Mario...
Peru's Urresti has eyes on presidency despite being charged in 1988 journalist murder
September 17, 2015 12:00 AM ET
Almost 30 years after Peruvian war correspondent Hugo Bustíos Saavedra was shot dead, the suspected mastermind is on trial. The man accused in the murder, Daniel Urresti Elera, plans to run for president. A special report by CPJ Andes Correspondent...
Shooting of freelance reporter increases fear for South Sudan's press
September 11, 2015 4:44 PM ET
Freelance journalist Peter Julius Moi used to ride a motorbike without wearing a helmet, despite warnings from one of his colleagues to be more careful. Moi would just shrug off those concerns, saying that as a South Sudanese journalist...
Reporter killed in third attack on Pakistani journalists in 24 hours
September 9, 2015 4:00 PM ET
New York, September 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the violence against journalists and media workers in Pakistan after three separate attacks in 24 hours. Former Geo News business reporter Aftab Alam was killed outside his home...
Indonesia should pursue justice in 1996 murder of journalist Udin
September 9, 2015 8:08 AM ET
This past month marked 19 years since Indonesian journalist Fuad Mohammad Syfruddin was murdered. On August 16, 1996, Udin, as he was popularly known, died from injuries he sustained during an attack by unidentified assailants in his home. Udin, a...