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Tanzania slaps fines on 5 TV stations after they report on alleged human rights abuses

January 12, 2018 4:09 PM ET

Nairobi, January 12, 2017--Tanzanian authorities should immediately annul fines levied against five television stations that the country's regulatory commission accused of broadcasting seditious and unbalanced content, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping attempt

January 10, 2018 5:04 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Pakistani authorities to investigate today's attempted abduction of journalist Taha Siddiqui, and prosecute the perpetrators....

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Mexican newspaper editor abducted, robbed, and beaten in Guerrero state

January 8, 2018 3:58 PM ET

Unidentified gunman on December 23, 2017, robbed Antonio Julián Chepe, the editorial director of regional newspaper Diario Alternativo, stripped him naked, and threatened to kill him, the journalist told CPJ....

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In Houthi-controlled Yemen, silence, exile, or detention; at least 13 journalists held

December 28, 2017 9:45 AM ET

Torture. Denial of medical care. Repeated interrogations and accusations of collaborating with enemies: Yemeni journalist Youssef Ajlan's story of his detention, which lasted over a year, hews closely to those of many journalists imprisoned for their work....

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Waheed Mohammed Naji Haider (Waheed al-Sufi)

December 15, 2017 5:00 PM ET

At least two gunmen abducted Waheed Mohammed Naji Haider, who worked under the name Waheed al-Sufi, at about 7 P.M. on April 6, 2015, in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, his cousin Fahmy al-Ezzi told CPJ in May 2015. Haider...

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Khudoberdi Nurmatov

December 12, 2017 4:19 PM ET

Moscow police on August 1, 2017 arrested Khudoberdi Nurmatov, a contributor to the independent Russian daily newspaper Novaya Gazeta better known by his pen name, Ali Feruz, near his employer’s Moscow office on immigration charges, according to media reports. The...

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Afgan Mukhtarli

December 12, 2017 4:18 PM ET

Exiled journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, whose wife initially reported him missing from their home in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 29, 2017, surfaced the following day in a detention center in Baku, Azerbaijan, regional and local media reported. Mukhtarli, who has contributed...

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Utpal Das

December 12, 2017 4:16 PM ET

Journalist Utpal Das went missing in Bangladesh on October 10, 2017, according to local news reports.Das is a political reporter at the Bangla-language news site Purbopaschimbd, Khujista Nur e Naharin, the website’s editor, told CPJ. Naharin said she did not...

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Salvador Adame Pardo

December 12, 2017 4:16 PM ET

Gunmen abducted Salvador Adame Pardo, director of the television station 6TV, on May 18, 2017, from the central Mexican town of Nueva Italia in Michoacán state, according to media reports. On June 26, 2017, state authorities told Mexican media that...

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Jean Bigirimana

December 12, 2017 4:16 PM ET

Jean Bigirimana, a reporter with the independent weekly newspaper Iwacu, formerly with the pro-government radio station Rema FM, left his home in the capital Bujumbura around lunch time on July 22, 2016, after receiving a phone call from a source...

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