As world leaders take to UNGA stage, CPJ highlights countries of concern
September 25, 2015 12:17 PM ET
Press freedom records of Egypt, Russia, Iran, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Ecuador New York, September 25, 2015--Each year, the world's leaders are invited to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, where they are given a platform to speak freely...
CPJ board urges Iran's leaders to intervene in case of Jason Rezaian
July 20, 2015 10:55 AM ET
Dear Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani: On the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, members of the Committee to Protect Journalists' board of directors today sent a letter urging the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, to intervene in the case of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.
China is world's worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record
December 17, 2014 12:01 AM ET
More than 200 journalists are imprisoned for their work for the third consecutive year, reflecting a global surge in authoritarianism. China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2014. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...
Jason Rezaian's family appeals for Iran to release him
November 10, 2014 3:31 PM ET
Last week, Mohammad Javad Larijani, a top adviser to the country's supreme leader, said in an interview with Euronews television that the case of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post correspondent who has been imprisoned in Iran since July, might...
CPJ joins call for Rouhani to improve press freedom and human rights in Iran
September 24, 2014 1:13 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 25 human rights and civil society groups today in signing an open letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is due to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday about steps toward...
Iran's press record needs scrutiny at U.N. General Assembly
September 9, 2014 6:02 PM ET
New York, September 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed that dozens of journalists remain imprisoned in Iran more than a year after the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani, who has pledged to seek more constructive engagement with the...
Rouhani has yet to deliver on press reforms in Iran
March 13, 2014 1:47 PM ET
CPJ joined 26 other human rights and civil society groups on Wednesday in an open letter calling on the member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur on the situation...
Hassan Rouhani and the Hope for More Freedom in Iran
February 12, 2014 1:12 AM ET
The new president may have limited power to enact change, but the practical needs for communications technology may work in favor of a freer press. By D. Parvaz In his early months in office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, pictured in...