Statements / 2012

CPJ welcomes Ethiopian pardon of Swedish journalists

September 10, 2012 2:44 PM ET

Nairobi, September 10, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is relieved to learn the Ethiopian government has pardoned Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye today....

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Syria must release U.S. journalist believed in state custody

August 30, 2012 6:05 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2012--Syrian authorities must immediately release U.S. freelance journalist Austin Tice believed to be in government custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Japan should release journalists covering Chinese protest

August 16, 2012 5:52 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2012--Japanese authorities should release two Phoenix TV journalists detained Wednesday while covering Chinese protesters landing on a disputed territory between Japan and China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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Arrest of NYT photographer must be investigated

August 6, 2012 2:45 PM ET

New York, August 6, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the arrest and alleged beating of a New York Times photographer while he was on assignment Saturday evening in New York City. "The report by The New York Times on the arrest of its photographer, Robert Stolarik, raises...

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Eskinder Nega sentenced to heavy prison term

July 13, 2012 9:26 AM ET

New York, July 13, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harsh prison sentences issued by Ethiopia's High Court today for blogger Eskinder Nega and five independent journalists on vague and politically motivated terrorism charges.  ...

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CPJ concerned about arrest of Mexican journalist

July 6, 2012 12:14 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest of prominent Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martínez Thursday in Nuevo León under unclear circumstances related to a civil custody dispute. The judge who ordered the detention was the subject of critical reporting by Martínez in 2008....

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CPJ condemns Eskinder Nega verdict in Ethiopia

June 27, 2012 8:54 AM ET

New York, June 27, 2012-The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's conviction of Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega on baseless terrorism charges. "The Ethiopian government has once again succeeded in misusing the law to silence critical and independent reporting," said CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Mohamed Keita. "The charges against Eskinder are...

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In Ecuador, Correa verbally attacks El Universo editor

June 26, 2012 4:38 PM ET

New York, June 26, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns personal attacks made by Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on Gustavo Cortez, editor of the leading daily El Universo. ...

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Anti-press crime amendment offers hope for Mexican press

June 7, 2012 5:23 PM ET

New York, June 7, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the final approval yesterday of a constitutional amendment that makes attacks on the press a federal offense in Mexico, a country where journalists are regularly targeted for their work.    ...

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CPJ welcomes release of French journalist in Colombia

May 30, 2012 3:08 PM ET

New York, May 30, 2012-The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's release of French journalist Roméo Langlois who was held hostage for more than a month by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)....

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