In new Cuban internet measures, journalists see a trap
September 12, 2019 7:21 AM ET
International media announced the dawn of legal private Wi-Fi in Cuba this July. But a decree published the same month signals that content controls are expanding alongside access, local journalists and bloggers told CPJ....
El Salvador bans 2 investigative outlets from press conferences at presidential residence
September 11, 2019 4:20 PM ET
Amsterdam, September 11, 2019 -- Salvadoran authorities should stop blocking investigative digital outlets El Faro and Revista Factum from attending press conferences at the Presidential House, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Independent Tajik news agency Asia Plus kicked offline
September 10, 2019 4:56 PM ET
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019--Websites and email addresses belonging to embattled independent news agency Asia Plus in Tajikistan have been down since August 19, according to the agency and Radio Ozodi, the Tajik-language service of the U.S. government-funded Radio...
Egyptian security forces arrest son of al-Mashhad editor Magdi Shandi
September 10, 2019 4:00 PM ET
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities must immediately release Omar Shandi and stop harassing the families of critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Nicaraguan customs authorities target 2 newspapers with ink, paper seizures
September 10, 2019 1:30 PM ET
Amsterdam, September 10, 2019 -- Nicaraguan authorities should immediately release newsprint and ink supplies belonging to newspapers La Prensa and El Nuevo Diario, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Iraq suspends U.S.-funded broadcaster Al-Hurrah over corruption report
September 3, 2019 3:26 PM ET
Beirut, September 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee to reverse its three-month suspension of the U.S. government-funded Iraqi broadcaster Al-Hurra....
Indonesia should restore internet access in restive Papua region
August 22, 2019 2:10 PM ET
Bangkok, August 22, 2019—Indonesian authorities should immediately restore internet access to the provinces of Papua and West Papua and refrain from imposing any restrictions on journalists covering civil unrest in the region, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists
August 16, 2019 12:32 PM ET
CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.