August 2012


CPJ in the News

Egypt's press freedom under Mursi spotlighted at trial

CPJ has documented a stream of attacks against the press under Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi.  Islam Afifi, editor-in-chief of the independent daily Al-Dustour was charged with insulting the president.

Bloomberg reports on the story and quotes CPJ Deputy Director, Robert Mahoney, on this benchmark press freedom case under Morsi. 

August 23, 2012 3:47 PM ET

CPJ in the News

Myanmar government ends direct media censorship

Burma announced today that it would abolish pre-publication censorship, a step CPJ welcomes but considers a partial measure in addressing the country's restrictive practices. Burma came in seventh on CPJ's 2012 list of most censored countries released in May.  

The Associated Press interviewed CPJ Senior Southeast Asia representative, Shawn Crispin, on the significance of the ruling. 

August 20, 2012 2:59 PM ET

CPJ in the News

South Sudan minister defies condemnation against international reporter

Critical journalists often face attacks from governments, CPJ found.  A South Sudan minister recently accused a reporter of McClatchy newspaper "to be in pay" of Sudan, after the journalist detailed the country's support of Sudanese rebels. 

The Sudan Tribune reports on the story, with commentary from CPJ's East Africa Consultant, Tom Rhodes. 

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August 16, 2012 9:45 AM ET

CPJ in the News

Journalist jailed in Ethi­o­pia is championed in D.C., abroad

In July, CPJ condemned the 18-year sentence of Eskinder Nega, promiment Ethiopian blogger, who was convicted over critical articles he had written.

In reporting worldwide appeals for Eskinder's sentence, The Washington Post speaks to Eskinder's supporters and advocates, including CPJ's Africa Program Coordinator, Mohamed Keita.

August 7, 2012 2:46 PM ET

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