Slovenian journalist Blaž Zgaga on facing off against a government fighting COVID-19 coverage
April 6, 2020 9:50 AM ET
Blaž Zgaga is a freelance Slovenian investigative journalist and a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists who covers national security and defense. In his reporting, he has uncovered corruption and written about arms trafficking in the region....
Kashmiri journalist Raihana Maqbool on reporting on COVID-19 amid ongoing restrictions
April 6, 2020 9:24 AM ET
Journalists in Jammu and Kashmir have spent the past eight months navigating an intense crackdown by Indian authorities in the region, including unprecedented restrictions on communications and the longest internet shutdown in a democracy. Now, they have the added...
Togo suspends 2 papers after French complaint, and a third for criticizing decision
April 3, 2020 4:23 PM ET
New York, April 3, 2020 -- Authorities in Togo should lift the suspensions of the Liberté, L’Alternative, and Fraternité newspapers and ensure all media are free to cover politics and all other newsworthy topics, the Committee to Protect Journalists...
Two reporters charged for spreading ‘false information’ about COVID-19 in the Philippines
April 3, 2020 4:10 PM ET
Bangkok, April 3, 2020 -- Cavite City authorities in the Philippines should withdraw their criminal complaints against journalists Mario Batuigas and Amor Virata, and refrain from threatening journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Iraqi regulator suspends Reuters’ license for 3 months over COVID-19 report
April 3, 2020 10:25 AM ET
New York, April 3, 2020 -- Iraqi authorities should immediately reinstate the license of the Reuters news agency, and allow all media outlets to cover the COVID-19 pandemic freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
CPJ sends letter calling on new Malaysian prime minister to respect press freedom
April 2, 2020 3:40 PM ET
His Excellency Muhyiddin YassinPrime Minister of MalaysiaPrime Minister's OfficeFederal Government Administration CenterBangunan Perdana Putra, Putrajaya 62502Malaysia Sent via email to [email protected]
For Turkish journalists, fear of contracting COVID-19 competes with fear of arrest
April 1, 2020 1:58 PM ET
Journalist Evrim Kepenek works in Istanbul as the women and LGBTI+ news editor for the independent news website Bianet. Like most people, she works from home these days, but she is also a street reporter who recently observed twin...
Africa Independent Television team expelled from event featuring Nigerian President Buhari
April 1, 2020 12:00 PM ET
On March 19, 2020, government authorities at the Digital Economy Complex in Abuja, Nigeria, expelled journalists from the privately owned broadcaster Africa Independent Television who were preparing to cover an event attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a...