Letters

  

CPJ calls on Tanzania president to reform press laws

Her Excellency Samia Suluhu HassanPresident of the United Republic of TanzaniaPresident’s Office, State House1 Julius Nyerere RoadChamwino, Dodoma June 14, 2021 Sent via email: press@ikulu.go.tz, ikulu@ikulu.go.tz Dear President Samia Suluhu Hassan, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent non-governmental organization that defends press freedom worldwide, welcome your government’s initial steps to improve conditions…

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CPJ calls on Biden administration to create protections to prevent subpoenas of reporters’ records

June 11, 2021President Joseph R. BidenThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Sent via email Dear President Biden, The Committee to Protect Journalists, a non-governmental organization that defends global press freedom, is writing to express grave concern about the use of secret subpoenas by your predecessor’s Justice Department to obtain reporters’ communication records. We…

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CPJ calls on Israeli government to provide evidence relating to news outlet bombings

His Excellency Benjamin GantzMinister of Defense Lieutenant General Aviv KochaviChief of General Staff, Israel Defense Forces Ministry of Defense37 Kaplan StreetTel Aviv, Israel, 61909 June 10, 2021 Sent via email: pniot@mod.gov.il Dear Minister Ganz and Lieutenant General Kochavi, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent non-governmental organization that champions press freedom around…

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CPJ calls on Pakistan prime minister to drop plans for new media regulator

The Honorable Prime Minister Imran KhanPrime Minister’s OfficeConstitution Avenue G-5/2IslamabadIslamic Republic of PakistanJune 10, 2021 Sent via email:  info@pmo.gov.pk  Prime Minister Khan, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent non-governmental organization that champions press freedom around the world, write to urge you to halt your government’s efforts to establish the Pakistan Media Development…

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CPJ sends letter calling on EU to address press freedom in India summit

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen European Commission Rue de la Loi 200 1049 Brussels Belgium President of the European Council Charles Michel Rue de la Loi 175 1048 Brussels Belgium May 6, 2021 Sent via email Dear President von der Leyen and President Michel, The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent non-governmental organization…

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CPJ sends letter calling on Myanmar government to release all journalists

In a letter to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, CPJ calls for the release of all journalists detained in Myanmar.

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CPJ sends letter calling on Bangladesh prime minister to investigate journalist death, abuse

CPJ urges Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to order independent investigations into the death in custody of writer Mushtaq Ahmed and into the alleged torture of Ahmed and political cartoonist Kabir Kishore.

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CPJ calls on Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani to respect press freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, and calls on him to condemn the recent intimidation of local news outlets and do everything in his power to ensure the press is able to carry out their work freely and safely without fear of reprisal.

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CPJ calls on Bangladeshi prime minister to arrange for release of journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol

CPJ asks Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to arrange for the immediate and unconditional release of jailed journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, whose ill health makes him especially vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, potentially putting his life in danger.

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UN’s Guterres must renew call to free jailed journalists amid pandemic

In light of recent deaths of journalists in custody, CPJ implores U.N. Secretary-General Guterres to use the full power of his office to renew the call to free all jailed journalists.

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