120 results arranged by date

Deutsche Welle video

Venezuela pulls German TV station Deutsche Welle off the air after critical report

Bogotá, March 7, 2024—The Venezuelan government must allow German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle and other international news channels to broadcast freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Monday, DW’s Spanish-language TV channel posted a video on X calling Venezuela “the world’s second most corrupt country” and reporting that high-ranking politicians…

Read More ›

Moroccan policemen

Moroccan authorities briefly arrest journalist Abdelmjid Amyay, ban Abdellatif al-Hamamouchi from traveling

On October 5, 2023, Moroccan police arrested journalist Abdelmjid Amyay, director of local independent news website Chams Post, at a coffee shop in the northeastern city of Oujda and detained him for one night for sharing articles about corruption in the city on his personal Facebook page, according to news reports. The following day, authorities…

Read More ›

A police officer is seen in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on June 7, 2022. Chinese publisher Lü Hua was recently arrested in Hubei.

Chinese publisher Lü Hua charged with extortion after reporting on alleged corruption

Washington, D.C., August 22, 2023—Chinese authorities should immediately release Lü Hua, founder and publisher of the independent news website Hubei Xinshidianwang (Hubei New Perspective Site), and respect media organizations’ right to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On April 19, police arrested Lü in the city of Huanggang, in central Hubei province,…

Read More ›

Leonardo Gimo

Mozambican journalist Leonardo Gimo investigated for criminal defamation over report on alleged police corruption

On June 5, 2023, Mozambique authorities called Leonardo Gimo, a reporter for the privately owned broadcaster TV Sucesso, and asked him to appear before investigators on June 8, according to a statement by the Mozambican chapter of the regional press freedom group Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ…

Read More ›

Sinan Aygül

Turkish journalist Sinan Aygül hospitalized after attack by Tatvan mayor’s bodyguards

Istanbul, June 20, 2023 — Turkish authorities should hold to account all those involved in the recent assault of local journalist Sinan Aygül, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On June 17, two men attacked Aygül, chief editor of the privately owned website Bitlis News and chair of the Bitlis Journalists Society, in the…

Read More ›

CPJ, rights groups call on Bangladesh to cease harassment of Rozina Islam in public letter

CPJ and other rights groups call on Bangladesh to cease harassment of journalist Rozina Islam in a public letter.

Read More ›

Journalist Wilder Alfredo Córdoba shot and killed in southern Colombia

Bogotá, November 30, 2022 — Colombian authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Wilder Alfredo Córdoba, determine if he was targeted for his work, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Monday, November 28, two unidentified men on a motorcycle shot and killed Córdoba while he was…

Read More ›

Omani journalist Mukhtar al-Hanai charged over corruption coverage

New York, May 6, 2022 – Oman authorities should drop all charges against journalist Mukhtar al-Hanai and allow the press to work freely and without fear of legal harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. The public prosecutor’s office in Muscat, the capital, informed al-Hanai, a reporter for the news website Atheer, on March…

Read More ›

Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Hoai Nam sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

Bangkok, April 8, 2022 – Vietnamese authorities should release journalist Nguyen Hoai Nam immediately and unconditionally, and stop imprisoning members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Tuesday, April 5, the People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City sentenced Nam to three years, six months in prison under Article 331 of…

Read More ›

Colombian legislature passes anti-corruption bill that threatens press freedom

Miami, December 10, 2021 – Colombian President Iván Duque should veto a portion of the anti-corruption bill recently passed by the country’s legislature that threatens press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On December 6, the Colombian Chamber of Representatives passed Bill 369, the “Anti-Corruption Bill,” which includes an article that could be…

Read More ›