Alerts / 2017

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Venezuelan photographer goes missing following threats

November 6, 2017 6:04 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, November 6, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the disappearance of Jesús Medina Ezaine, a Venezuelan freelance photographer who went missing on November 4....

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Indian police arrest journalist on charges of alleged extortion and blackmail

October 31, 2017 3:01 PM ET

Indian regional police arrested freelance journalist Vinod Verma on October 27, 2017, on claims that he used a sex tape to extort and blackmail a minister from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Chhattisgarh region-- claims the journalist denies, according to news reports....

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Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

October 30, 2017 5:55 PM ET

New York, October 30, 2017-- CPJ today condemned attacks against the Kurdish media in Iraq and called on all parties to refrain from targeting the press as political and military tensions escalate over a Kurdish independence bid. In recent days, attackers stabbed to death a journalist, a mob attacked...

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Myanmar charges reporters with illegally importing drone

October 30, 2017 12:16 PM ET

Bangkok, October 30, 2017--Myanmar authorities charged two foreign reporters on assignment for Turkish state broadcaster TRT, along with their interpreter and driver, of allegedly violating import-export laws after the journalists flew a drone near the country's parliament building, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called...

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Pakistani journalist attacked in Islamabad; three attacks on media groups in Balochistan

October 27, 2017 5:56 PM ET

New York, October 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to swiftly investigate and bring to justice perpetrators of multiple attacks against journalist and news organizations in the country this week. Journalist Ahmed Noorani was badly beaten in Islamabad, and three different attacks were reported...

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Chadian journalist imprisoned after report on airline's alleged weapons smuggling

October 26, 2017 12:43 PM ET

New York, October 26, 2017--Chadian authorities should immediately release from detention and drop all charges against Juda Allahondoum, publisher of the weekly Le Visionnaire newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian court bars The Wire from publishing stories on businessman Jay Shah

October 24, 2017 4:30 PM ET

New Delhi, October 24, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by India's judiciary to proceed with a criminal defamation complaint against The Wire and issue an injunction preventing the news website from reporting about Jay Shah, the son of the ruling BJP party's president Amit...

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Sudan jails al-Tayar journalist over article alleging corruption in president's family

October 23, 2017 3:27 PM ET

New York, October 23, 2017--Sudanese authorities should immediately release al-Tayar Editor-in-Chief Osman Mirgani from prison and drop all charges against him and al-Tayar columnist Mohamed Zine al-Abidine, the Committee to Protect journalists said today....

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Israeli forces raid several Palestinian media production companies

October 19, 2017 1:27 PM ET

Beirut, October 19, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to stop harassing Palestinian media and to release two staff members of a media company arrested during a series of raids in the West Bank yesterday....

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Car bombing kills Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

October 16, 2017 5:59 PM ET

New York, October 16, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in Malta to swiftly ensure justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent blogger killed today. The car that Caruana Galizia was driving exploded near to her house in Bidnija, in the north of the island, media reported....

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