CPJ calls on Canadian police to allow journalists to freely cover matters of public interest
March 16, 2020 4:33 PM ET
CPJ writes to the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to express concern at the treatment of journalists covering protests against the construction of a gas pipeline through Wet’suwet’en territory, and to urge that the RCMP allow them to do their job and report freely on matters of public interest.
Journalist Valley Rose Hungyo on running the only daily newspaper for Nagas in Manipur
February 20, 2020 5:11 PM ET
Editor Valley Rose Hungyo founded the bilingual Tangkhul and English Aja Daily, the only daily newspaper among the Naga people in India’s northeastern Manipur state, in the early 1990s with her late husband. They saw a need for a...
Telésforo Enríquez, founder of Mexican community radio station, shot dead in Oaxaca
May 6, 2019 5:55 PM ET
Mexico City, May 6, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of journalist and political activist Telésforo Santiago Enríquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Enríquez was found shot dead the afternoon of May 2 just...
In Canada, police block media from covering break up of indigenous pipeline protest
January 8, 2019 5:27 PM ET
New York, January 8, 2019--The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) yesterday blocked reporters from covering a pipeline protest near Houston, British Columbia, where police were due to dismantle camps set up by indigenous activists, according to reports....
How Brazil's 'ethno-communicators' are helping indigenous people find their voice
October 5, 2018 5:12 PM ET
The people who run Radio Yandê, a Brazilian digital portal dedicated to indigenous issues, have many words to define what they do, but even though the site has stories, video and audio, none of those definitions include the word...
From power cuts to powerful threats, Venezuela's indigenous journalists face a series of challenges in their reporting
September 13, 2017 5:14 PM ET
Three twentysomethings huddle over a desk in a small room in Tucupita, a low-slung city of about 90,000 people that spills across the Orinoco river delta region in northeastern Venezuela. Far from the tear gas and street conflicts roiling...