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CPJ asks Confederation of African Football to urge release of jailed Cameroonian journalists

July 6, 2017 5:24 PM ET

Ahmad Ahmad President of the Confederation of African Football 3 Abdel Khalek Sarwat Street, 6th October City 12566, Egypt Via Email: [email protected] Via Facsimile: +20-2/3824 7274 July 6, 2017 Dear Mr. Ahmad, We at the Committee to Protect Journalists, an international, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving press freedom, ask...

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CPJ calls for release of Zagros TV journalist detained in Syria

June 29, 2017 1:07 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to the co-chairs of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and authorities governing the Cizire Canton in Syria, to request the release of Zagros TV journalist Barzan Hussein Liani, whom security forces detained in May.

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Calls to shutter Qatari media show contempt for press freedom

June 28, 2017 3:10 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt to drop demands that Qatari-funded media be closed as a condition for the lifting of the partial blockade they have imposed on Qatar.

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CPJ urges Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to implement Special Rapporteur's recommendations

June 9, 2017 11:27 AM ET

CPJ urges Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to implement UN Special Rapporteur on free expression David Kaye's recommendations.

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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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