Letters

Coalition calls for charges to be dropped against Standing Rock journalists

March 2, 2017 8:19 AM ET

CPJ and a coalition of other organizations request that the Morton County State's Attorney's Office drop the charges against journalists arrested during protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline or justify the arrests of reporters in the course of their work.

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CPJ requests information on jailed Cameroonian journalists

March 1, 2017 9:12 AM ET

March 1, 2017 Issa Tchiroma Bakary Minister of Communication Hotel de Ville Yaoundé Via fax: +237 222 23 30 22; Your Excellency, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom advocacy organization, are concerned about compounding reports of measures to restrict the media in Cameroon, and request...

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CPJ calls on Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to safeguard journalists

February 15, 2017 1:50 PM ET

CPJ writes to Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to seek ways to work with his new administration to improve the climate for the media in Somalia, and in particular to ensure that those who murder journalists are brought to swift and fair justice.

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CPJ concerned about proposed media controls in Thailand

February 3, 2017 11:27 AM ET

CPJ urges Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to reject new legislation increasing government control over the media, and to repeal previous decrees expanding state control of the media.

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CPJ seeks meeting with Gambian President Adama Barrow

February 1, 2017 10:54 AM ET

CPJ seeks a meeting with Gambian President Adama Barrow to discuss ways in which he can improve the climate for media freedom in Gambia after 22 years of Yahya Jammeh's policies.

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CPJ urges Cameroonian President Paul Biya to free radio journalist Ahmed Abba

January 31, 2017 2:18 PM ET

CPJ urges Cameroonian President Paul Biya to instruct military prosecutors to drop charges against Ahmed Abba--a correspondent for Radio France Internationale's Hausa-language service who has been jailed for 18 months--so that he can be released without further delay. The journalist's trial before a military tribunal is scheduled to resume on February 2.

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CPJ asks German Chancellor Merkel to raise press freedom on Turkey visit

January 30, 2017 1:31 PM ET

Ahead of her visit to Turkey, the Committee to Protect Journalists requests German Chancellor Angela Merkel to ask Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to free the dozens of journalists imprisoned in the country and to urge him to allow the more than 100 media outlets closed since failed July 2016 military coup to reopen and to operate without harassment.

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CPJ urges Uzbek president to lift media restrictions

January 23, 2017 12:07 PM ET

January 23, 2017 Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of Uzbekistan Via email: [email protected] Dear President Mirziyoyev, A month after your inauguration as Uzbekistan's second president, we at the Committee to Protect Journalists are writing to urge you to reverse the repressive media policies of your predecessor, the late President Islam Karimov, and...

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CPJ calls on World Bank to advocate for release of Kyrgyzstan journalist

January 5, 2017 9:30 AM ET

CPJ calls on Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, to engage with Kyrgyz authorities and call for the release of Azimjon Askarov, an independent journalist jailed for life on retaliatory charges in 2010.

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CPJ writes to Pence, seeks meeting with Trump Administration

November 17, 2016 12:57 PM ET

CPJ writes to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence to seek a meeting to discuss our concerns and recommendations for guaranteeing First Amendment values under the Trump Administration.

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