Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about recent press freedom violations in The Gambia, including the prosecution of one journalist on murder charges. Based on our investigation into the abuses related in this letter, we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that these attacks against journalists are not isolated incidents, but part of a systematic campaign to suppress reporting on issues of legitimate public concern.
Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly protest the Lebanese authorities’ recent decision to annul the passport of Raghida Dergham, the New York bureau chief for the London-based daily Al-Hayat and a widely respected commentator on Arab affairs.
Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in CÔTE D’IVOIRE New York, July 7, 2000 — On July 5, in the aftermath of what he described as a “failed coup,” Côte d’Ivoire’s military ruler General Robert Gueï warned local journalists to be “careful” because they will now be severely punished for politically motivated…
Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in the DRC New York, June 26, 2000 — CPJ calls for the immediate release of a BBC journalist and her Congolese assistant who were arrested yesterday by security agents near the Congolese capital, Kinshasa. Caroline Pare, a London-based BBC television producer, and her assistant, Pierre…
Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned by the climate of intimidation in which journalists covering the upcoming parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe are being forced to work. In recent weeks, local and foreign correspondents have been subjected to harassment and even violence by politicians and other individuals associated with your government and the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF).
Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in ZIMBABWE. New York, June 21, 2000 –As Zimbabwe’s June 24-25 parliamentary elections approach, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling on President Robert Mugabe to publicly guarantee that journalists will be free to cover them without fear of reprisal.
Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is gravely concerned about government restrictions on press freedom in Morocco this year. During the past four months, Moroccan authorities have taken several punitive measures against the press, including the censorship of newspapers and the criminal prosecution of journalists.