6 results arranged by date

Terry Anderson (left) at a 2011 panel discussion and in Germany with his sister in 1991, one day after being freed by his abductors in Lebanon, where he was held captive for almost seven years. (Photos (left to right): Getty Images via AFP/Frederick M. Brown, AP/Thomas Kienzle)

‘Part of the CPJ family’: Journalist, former hostage Terry Anderson dies at 76

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply saddened by the death of Terry Anderson, journalist and CPJ’s former vice chair and honorary chairman. Anderson, a former Associated Press journalist who was kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon for six years, knew firsthand the threats that faced journalists seeking to report freely, and was an…

Read More ›

Myanmar photographer Soe Naing reportedly dies in army detention

Bangkok, December 15, 2021 ­– Myanmar authorities must immediately disclose the status of freelance photographer Soe Naing amid reports he died in detention, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Soldiers took Soe Naing into custody on December 10 after he photographed a protest in Yangon against the country’s military junta government, according to reports…

Read More ›

Georgian camera operator Aleksandre Lashkarava dies after beating by anti-LGBT demonstrators

Stockholm, July 12, 2021 – In response to the death of TV Pirveli camera operator Aleksandre “Lekso” Lashkarava yesterday in Georgia, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Georgian authorities must thoroughly investigate whether Lekso Lashkarava died as a result of the assault he suffered while covering a demonstration,” said Robert Mahoney, CPJ’s…

Read More ›

Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed dies in jail; cartoonist Kabir Kishore allegedly abused in custody

New York, February 25, 2021 — Bangladeshi authorities should conduct a swift, transparent, and independent investigation into the death of writer and commentator Mushtaq Ahmed in custody, and should release jailed political cartoonist Kabir Kishore unconditionally and investigate claims that he was subjected to physical abuse in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today….

Read More ›

Journalist Azimjon Askarov dies in prison in Kyrgyzstan

New York, July 25, 2020 – In response to the death of award-winning journalist and human rights activist Azimjon Askarov in a Kyrgyzstan prison today, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement:  “Azimjon Askarov’s death is a direct result of Kyrgyzstan authorities’ disregard for his health and basic human rights. This is a…

Read More ›

A view of the center of Yekaterinburg from the stands of the new the World Cup stadium in March 2018. Russian investigative journalist Maksim Borodin died after falling on April 12, 2018, from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment, according to reports. (AP/Anton Basanaev)

CPJ calls for investigation into death of Russian journalist Maksim Borodin

New York, April 16, 2018–Russian authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the death of journalist Maksim Borodin and consider the possibility that he was killed in retribution for his reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Read More ›