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.
CPJ and others request meeting with Sacramento police over treatment of journalists at protest
March 18, 2019 4:59 PM ET
In a letter to Sacramento police chief Daniel Hahn, CPJ and several other rights organizations express concern about police conduct toward journalists covering protests on March 4, and request a meeting.
CPJ calls on Mauritania government to release blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed
February 20, 2019 12:55 PM ET
CPJ calls on Mohamedoun Daddah, Mauritania's ambassador to the United States, to meet to discuss the wrongful imprisonment of blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was scheduled to be released in late 2017.
CPJ, international journalists express deep concern over deteriorating press freedom climate in Nicaragua, call for release of detained reporters
January 7, 2019 11:19 AM ET
CPJ and more than 200 international journalists write to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to express deep concern over the recent escalation of aggression against media outlets and journalists covering civil unrest and documenting human rights abuses by police and paramilitary groups.
CPJ calls on Cameroon's Biya to release critically ill journalist
December 19, 2018 3:35 PM ET
CPJ calls on Cameroon's president, Paul Biya, to release critically ill imprisoned journalist Thomas Awah Junior, the Northwest correspondent for privately owned Afrik 2 Radio in Yaoundé and publisher of the monthly Aghem Messenger magazine, on humanitarian grounds.
Germany should use UN Security Council role to promote press freedom
November 6, 2018 3:05 PM ET
CPJ calls on Chancellor Angela Merkel to use Germany's position on the U.N. Security Council to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists. The country should extend its legacy of speaking up when journalists are under attack.