Nigerian president Buhari must ensure release of journalist Jones Abiri
June 20, 2018 5:33 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists and 19 other organizations call for the release of journalist Jones Abiri, who has been held by Nigeria's Department of State Security (DSS) for nearly two years, and the DSS to be held accountable for its attacks against journalists in Nigeria.
CPJ calls on Malaysia's Mahathir to prioritize press freedom
June 7, 2018 11:32 AM ET
CPJ calls on newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to prioritize the promotion and protection of press freedom, and to immediately take action to repeal the recently enacted "fake news" law and other restrictive legislation.
CPJ calls on Poroshenko to hold press conference on staged murder
May 31, 2018 6:16 PM ET
CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to hold a press conference as soon as possible to address the many outstanding questions about the staging of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko's murder.
Israel must review IDF policy on protests, journalists after Gaza killing
April 19, 2018 11:39 AM ET
CPJ calls on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to review military policy on mass protests and the press and to ensure that the shooting of journalists covering demonstrations in the Gaza Strip is quickly and thoroughly investigated. The killing of Palestinian photojournalist and camera operator Yaser Murtaja and other evidence suggest that authorities are trying to suppress media coverage of the protests.
CPJ calls on European Council and European Commission to raise press freedom with Turkey
March 22, 2018 4:11 PM ET
CPJ calls on the presidents of the European Council and European Commission to request the release of Turkish journalists as a matter of priority during a scheduled meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Varna, Bulgari.
CPJ urges Angola's president to champion press freedom
March 2, 2018 11:40 AM ET
CPJ urges Angola's President Joao Lourenco to champion the protection of journalists and news outlets, repeal criminal defamation and insult laws, and for the State to drop criminal charges against journalists who were targeted in retaliation for their work.