CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists
August 16, 2019 12:32 PM ET
CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.
CPJ, partner organizations call on Sacramento Police Department to fulfill commitment to respect the rights of journalists covering protests
August 15, 2019 5:44 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists along with partner organizations write to Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn to urge the Sacramento Police Department to fulfill its commitment to respect the rights of journalists covering protests in the city.
CPJ calls on Tanzania’s Magufuli to drop Kabendera charges, investigate Gwanda case
August 12, 2019 2:18 PM ET
CPJ writes to Tanzanian President John Magufuli to urge his government to drop charges against freelance journalist Erick Kabendera and provide a public accounting of the fate of missing journalist Azory Gwanda.
CPJ calls on authorities in Shenzhen, China to release labor journalists
August 9, 2019 1:57 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to authorities in Shenzhen, China, calling on them to release Yang Zhengjun, Wei Zhili, and Ke Chengbing--editors for the labor news outlet ILabour.net--and cease all legal proceedings against them.
CPJ leads call for new European Commission President to prioritize press freedom
July 21, 2019 11:50 PM ET
CPJ and 19 other organizations write to new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and urge her to ensure that media freedom, the protection of journalists, and EU citizens' access to information are top political priorities during her term.
UK should not deny media access based on propaganda label
July 9, 2019 2:21 PM ET
CPJ writes to U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to express concern at his government's decision to deny accreditation to Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik based on a determination that the outlets are a form of propaganda. The move empowers autocratic governments around the world who use a similar rationale to justify the repression of critical journalism.
CPJ calls on Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists are respected
June 7, 2019 11:35 AM ET
CPJ thanks Yemeni Ambassador Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak for his May 2019 letter expressing concern for the welfare of journalists in areas under Houthi control, and calls on the Yemeni government to ensure that the rights of all journalists in the country are respected.
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.