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.
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.