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Somaliland authorities block HadhwanaagNews website, arrest 2 employees

September 18, 2019 8:49 AM ET

Nairobi, September 18, 2019 -- Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately release two HadhwanaagNews employees and unblock the outlet’s website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bolivian court restricts publication of poll showing tight re-election race for President Morales

September 17, 2019 1:12 PM ET

Bogotá, September 17, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal to restrict the dissemination of a public opinion poll, and urged authorities to allow journalists to report freely on elections....

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Uzbek blogger Nodirbek Hojimatov sentenced to 10 days in prison for Facebook post

September 16, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 -- Authorities in Uzbekistan must immediately release blogger Nodirbek Hojimatov and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Man convicted of murdering Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze appeals life sentence

September 16, 2019 1:46 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the appeal of Aleksei Pukach, a man convicted of murdering Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze. The appeal hearings began in Ukraine’s Supreme Court on September 4 and will resume on October 9, according to news...

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Tanzanian authorities charge Sebastian Atilio with false news over WhatsApp posts

September 16, 2019 1:06 PM ET

Nairobi, September 16, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over Tanzania’s use of false news and journalist accreditation laws to arrest Sebastian Atilio....

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Russian police raid home of journalist Aleksandr Nikishin

September 13, 2019 2:09 PM ET

Vilnius, September 13, 2019 -- Russian authorities should stop harassing journalist Aleksandr Nikishin and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Syrian reporter Ahmed Rahal abducted by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Idlib

September 12, 2019 12:41 PM ET

Beirut, September 12, 2019 -- The militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham should immediately release Syrian reporter Ahmed Rahal and stop detaining journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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El Salvador bans 2 investigative outlets from press conferences at presidential residence

September 11, 2019 4:20 PM ET

Amsterdam, September 11, 2019 -- Salvadoran authorities should stop blocking investigative digital outlets El Faro and Revista Factum from attending press conferences at the Presidential House, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Independent Tajik news agency Asia Plus kicked offline

September 10, 2019 4:56 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019--Websites and email addresses belonging to embattled independent news agency Asia Plus in Tajikistan have been down since August 19, according to the agency and Radio Ozodi, the Tajik-language service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....

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Egyptian security forces arrest son of al-Mashhad editor Magdi Shandi

September 10, 2019 4:00 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities must immediately release Omar Shandi and stop harassing the families of critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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