Frenchiemae Cumpio

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CPJ, 73 media and rights groups urge Asian heads of state to release jailed journalists

Given that a staggering number of imprisoned journalists are held in jails across the Asian continent, CPJ and other groups call on leaders of these countries to release them at this time of grave public health concern.

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Security forces are seen in San Juan, the Philippines, on March 2, 2020. Police recently arrested journalist Frenchiemae Cumpio on firearms charges. (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)

Philippine journalist Frenchiemae Cumpio detained since February on firearms charges

Philippine journalist Frenchiemae Cumpio has been held in detention since February 7, 2020, on “illegal firearms possession” charges, according to news reports and a statement by the National Union of the Journalists of the Philippines, a local press freedom group.

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