Egypt should release Shawkan, photographer detained for two years
August 13, 2015 12:05 PM ET
New York, August 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities to release freelance photographer Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, from prison immediately and drop the baseless allegations against him. By the time of his hearing...
CPJ calls on the Gambia to free journalist, drop charges against him
August 11, 2015 11:34 AM ET
Dear President Jammeh: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about a Gambian journalist who has been held by the National Intelligence Agency since July 17.
Two U.S. journalists charged months after being arrested in Ferguson
August 11, 2015 11:18 AM ET
New York, August 11, 2015--Two U.S. journalists have been charged in Missouri with trespassing and interfering with a police officer nearly a year after they were detained by police in the city of Ferguson, according to news reports. Wesley Lowery,...
Baku court bars press and family from Khadija Ismayilova trial
August 7, 2015 12:55 PM ET
New York, August 7, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Azerbaijani authorities to ensure due process in the trial against award-winning investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova. When Ismayilova appeared at Baku Court on Grave Crimes for the first substantive hearing...
In times of war, Pentagon reserves right to treat journalists like spies
July 31, 2015 3:24 PM ET
The Pentagon has produced its first Department of Defense-wide Law of War Manual and the results are not encouraging for journalists who, the documents state, may be treated as "unprivileged belligerents." But the manual's justification for categorizing journalists this...
Five Myanmar journalists freed from prison as part of mass amnesty
July 31, 2015 10:01 AM ET
Bangkok, July 31, 2015--Five journalists jailed on anti-state charges in Myanmar were released on Thursday in a presidential amnesty of nearly 7,000 prisoners, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the journalists' release but calls on Myanmar...
CPJ calls on IOC to ensure press freedom at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
July 31, 2015 6:54 AM ET
New York, July 31, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision to award the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to Beijing and calls on the International Olympic Committee to ensure that journalists are able to freely cover all...
In Egypt, verdict expected in trial of Al-Jazeera journalists
July 28, 2015 1:07 PM ET
New York, July 28, 2015--An Egyptian court is scheduled to issue a verdict on Thursday in the retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste, according to news reports. Greste is being tried in absentia. A...
Dogged by fraud allegations, Malaysia targets media
July 27, 2015 3:10 PM ET
Investigative reporting on alleged mismanagement of a Malaysian state investment fund has triggered a backlash against muckraking media. On Friday, the Home Ministry ordered the suspension of two local news publications, The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily,...