Disappeared

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 15, 2014. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018. (AFP Photo/Mohammed al-Shaikh)

CPJ expresses concern for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Beirut, October 3, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who has been living in self-imposed exile in the U.S. since 2017, and urges Saudi authorities to immediately disclose his whereabouts. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and a former editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan who…

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A poster in Khom, a village in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, shows President Xi Jinping chatting with Xinjiang minority people. Authorities have detained several relatives of RFA Uighur service journalists in recent months. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

China detains relatives of RFA Uighur service journalists

Taipei, February 28, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it is alarmed by news that Chinese authorities have detained at least nine relatives of four U.S.-based journalists for Radio Free Asia’s Uighur service.

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In Cairo, Egypt, a woman sips on a cup of tea as she sits behind a poster of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who will run for a second term in an upcoming election. The poster reads "We've chosen you for a second term". (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Egyptian journalist detained, disappears in state custody

New York, February 20, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention and subsequent disappearance of Egyptian journalist Moataz Wadnan, and today called on the country’s authorities to make public what they know about his whereabouts.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (third from right) speaks during a meeting with ministers in Caracas, Venezuela, November 1, 2017. CPJ called on Venezuelan authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the disappearance of Venezuelan freelance photographer Jesús Medina Ezaine. (Miraflores Palace/Reuters)

Venezuelan photographer goes missing following threats

Bogotá, Colombia, November 6, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Venezuelan authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the disappearance of Jesús Medina Ezaine, a Venezuelan freelance photographer who went missing on November 4.

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A girl is silhouetted against the sun standing next to Uzbek flags in Tashkent. Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev went missing on September 27, 2017, and has since been secretly tried in a criminal court in Tashkent. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Uzbek journalist goes missing, turns up in court trial

New York, October 5, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Uzbek authorities to immediately release journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev, who went missing on September 27 and has since been secretly tried in a criminal court in Tashkent, the capital.

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Members of the Kurdish Security Forces, Asayish, distribute food for prisoners inside Derick central prison, in the east of Syrian Kurdish city of Qamishli on September 10, 2015. Asyish is holding Zagros TV reporter Barzan Liani at Navkour Jail in the village of Qamishli. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

Kurdish security forces detain local reporter, whereabouts unknown

New York, September 29, 2017-Kurdish security forces in northern Syria should immediately release Ibrahim Ali al-Suleiman, a local reporter for the independent Euphrates Post, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Members of Asayish, the security force for the defacto authorities of the Rojava region in northern Syria, on September 15 detained al-Suleiman at his…

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A Chinese police officer stands watch near the Tiananmen Square in Beijing on March 5, 2010. Beijing municipal police reportedly detained the journalist Ding Lingjie in the eastern Shandong province on September 22, 2017. (AP/Andy Wong)

Chinese journalist Ding Lingjie reportedly jailed

Taipei, September 27, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release journalist Ding Lingjie from state custody. Ding, an editor for the human rights news website Minsheng Guancha (Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch), disappeared from her relative’s apartment in city of Zibo in the eastern Shandong province on September 22, according…

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Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay. (Amadou Csay)

Gambia should disclose whereabouts of radio journalist

Abuja, Nigeria, July 9, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Gambian authorities to disclose the whereabouts, health, and legal status of Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, a radio journalist who was last seen on July 2 with individuals reported to be Gambian state security agents. “Gambian security agents have long stoked a climate of fear for…

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Sri Lanka tries new ways to crush independent media

In Sri Lanka, where there has seldom been good news for the media in recent years, things have taken a further turn for the worse, as well as a turn for the bizarre. With President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government secure in its 2010 electoral mandate, its leaders have made fresh moves to tighten their control of…

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Journalist missing in Veracruz for 3 months

Mexico City, April 22, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Mexican authorities to fully investigate the disappearance of journalist Sergio Landa Rosado in the state of Veracruz. Landa, who covers the crime beat for the local daily Diario Cardel, has been missing since January, according to news reports.

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