CPJ calls on Tanzania’s Magufuli to drop Kabendera charges, investigate Gwanda case
August 12, 2019 2:18 PM ET
CPJ writes to Tanzanian President John Magufuli to urge his government to drop charges against freelance journalist Erick Kabendera and provide a public accounting of the fate of missing journalist Azory Gwanda.
In Yemen, gunmen abduct former journalist Abdel Hafiz al-Samadi
August 9, 2019 11:56 AM ET
Gunmen in civilian clothing abducted Abdel Hafiz al-Samadi from his house in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on July 27, 2019, according to a statement from the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate and the Saudi network Al-Arabiya....
Militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham detains Syrian reporter Jumaa Haj Hamdou in Aleppo
August 1, 2019 12:53 PM ET
In the afternoon of July 24, 2019, at least 10 members of the Al-Qaeda offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham detained Jumaa Haj Hamdou, a reporter for the Syrian pro-civil rights opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl, at his home in Abian,...
In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor press
July 9, 2019 3:42 PM ET
On June 22, Ethiopia was plunged into an internet blackout following what the government described as a failed attempted coup in the Amhara region. In the aftermath at least two journalists were detained under the country's repressive anti-terror law,...
Mexican reporter Norma Sarabia killed in Tabasco; another journalist kidnapped in Veracruz
June 12, 2019 4:45 PM ET
Mexico City, June 12, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of reporter Norma Sarabia and do everything in their power to ensure the safe recovery of journalist Marcos Miranda Cogco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...
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.
On May 16, 2019, reporter Francisco Romero Díaz was shot and killed in Playa del Carmen, a beachside resort in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, according to news reports and a statement by the state attorney general’s office,...