Alerts   |   Egypt

CPJ calls on Egypt to release freelance journalist Ismail Alexandrani

New York, December 1--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities to release freelance investigative journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani. The journalist was charged today with publishing false news and belonging to the banned group, the Muslim Brotherhood, according to news reports.

December 1, 2015 4:32 PM ET


Alerts   |   Pakistan

In Pakistan, second journalist shot dead in a month

New York, November 23, 2015--Local television reporter Hafeez Ur Rehman was killed Sunday morning while riding a motorcycle in Kohat, the provincial capital of a district in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to media reports. Rehman, a television reporter, is the second journalist this month to be shot dead in Pakistan's tribal regions.

November 23, 2015 1:55 PM ET


Alerts   |   Somalia

Puntland authorities arrest Somali Channel TV presenter

A screen shot of Jama Yusuf Deperani, left, interviewing Information Minister Mohamoud Hassan on Somali Channel TV

Nairobi, November 20, 2015--Authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland arrested Jama Yusuf Deperani, a reporter and presenter with Somali Channel TV, on Thursday, according to one of his colleagues and a member of the Media Association of Puntland, who both spoke to CPJ.

Alerts   |   Egypt

CPJ calls on Egypt to release imprisoned journalist

New York, November 19--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egypt to release Abdelrahman Abu Ouf, deputy editor-in-chief of Al Mesryoon, who was arrested Saturday, according to reports. The ongoing crackdown on press also included the brief detention of a journalist for the German news agency DPA, and a presenter on a state-run channel who was suspended from her job for statements she made on air, according to reports.

Alerts   |   Vietnam

Vietnamese bloggers held for over 18 months in pre-trial detention

Bangkok, November 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Vietnam to immediately release Nguyen Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, who have been held in pre-trial detention since May 5, 2014 on anti-state charges over articles posted on their news site and aggregator Ba Sam and other blogging sites. Vinh’s health has declined in custody due to poor prison conditions, his wife, Le Thi Minh Ha, told CPJ via email.

November 19, 2015 12:36 PM ET


Alerts   |   Turkey

In Turkey, two journalists accused of creating terrorist propaganda with social media posts

Istanbul, November 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrests of two reporters from pro-Kurdish news agencies on Friday. Idris Yılmaz, of Dicle News Agency, and Vildan Atmaca, of the women's news agency JİNHA, were detained in the Erciş district of Van, a city in eastern Turkey, according to reports.

Alerts   |   Brazil

CPJ calls on authorities to investigate murder of Brazilian blogger

São Paulo, November 18, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Brazilian authorities to investigate the death of blogger Ítalo Eduardo Diniz Barros, who was shot in northern Brazil Friday. Diniz, who also worked as a press officer for a mayor, often criticized local authorities in his blog, according to colleagues and local news reports. His death comes four days after radio reporter Israel Gonçalves Silva was reported to have been killed in the eastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

November 18, 2015 10:28 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Libya

CPJ concerned for safety of photojournalist missing in Libya

New York, November 17--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of Mohamed Neili, a Libyan photojournalist missing since October 29. Neili, who works for the Chinese state-run Xinhuanews agency, disappeared after leaving his house in southern Tripoli, according to media outlets and a local press freedom center.

November 17, 2015 2:43 PM ET


Alerts   |   Brazil

Gunmen open fire on house of journalist covering land disputes in Brazil

São Paulo, November 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Brazil to thoroughly investigate an attack on the house of a local journalist in the state of Paraná. João Muniz told CPJ his house was shot at on Thursday and that he believes his reporting on land disputes was the reason for the attack.

November 13, 2015 5:09 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Togo

CPJ calls on Togo president to reject law that would impose jail terms for journalists

Abuja, Nigeria, November 12, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the president of Togo to block a proposed article in the country's penal code that would threaten press freedom. Under the proposed law, journalists could face jail sentences and fines for "false news," according to news reports.

November 12, 2015 8:45 AM ET

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