Statements / 2013

CPJ welcomes release of journalist in Syria

March 5, 2013 12:04 PM ET

New York, March 5, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of freelance journalist Billy Six, held by Syrian authorities for two and a half months. Syrian authorities handed Six over to Russian diplomats today who helped him leave the country. "We are relieved that Billy Six has been...

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Authorities must explain conviction of Cuban writer

February 28, 2013 2:58 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2013--Cuban writer and blogger Ángel Santiesteban Prats is expected to begin serving a five-year jail sentence today on assault and trespassing charges brought by his former wife, accusations he has insisted have been fabricated. ...

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CPJ alarmed by Iran's escalating anti-press actions

January 30, 2013 4:26 PM ET

New York, January 30, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the arrest of a another journalist as part of Iran's declared intent to expand a crackdown on the media....

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CPJ condemns journalist arrests in Iran

January 28, 2013 11:55 AM ET

New York, January 28, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrests in Iran of at least 11 journalists in the largest crackdown on the media since 2009. "With this wave of arrests, the authorities appear to be attempting to pre-emptively silence independent news coverage ahead of the presidential election...

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