Iraqi authorities obstruct journalists, cut internet access amid protests
October 4, 2019 8:55 AM ET
Beirut, October 4, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned restrictions on news coverage of protests in Iraq and called on authorities to unblock news and social media websites throughout the country and let the press operate...
In new Cuban internet measures, journalists see a trap
September 12, 2019 7:21 AM ET
International media announced the dawn of legal private Wi-Fi in Cuba this July. But a decree published the same month signals that content controls are expanding alongside access, local journalists and bloggers told CPJ....
Independent Tajik news agency Asia Plus kicked offline
September 10, 2019 4:56 PM ET
Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019--Websites and email addresses belonging to embattled independent news agency Asia Plus in Tajikistan have been down since August 19, according to the agency and Radio Ozodi, the Tajik-language service of the U.S. government-funded Radio...
Why newsrooms need a solution to end online harassment of reporters
September 4, 2019 9:00 AM ET
Stef Schrader was on vacation in Germany last year when spam messages started to flood her inbox. Seeing random emails from Macy’s—and job alerts for the position of “Chief Idiot”—she realized someone had signed her work email up to...
CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists
August 16, 2019 12:32 PM ET
CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.
Authorities arrest Sidama Media Network workers in southern Ethiopia amid unrest
August 9, 2019 12:10 PM ET
Nairobi, August 9, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Ethiopia to disclose the charges against three media workers from the Sidama Media Network or release them immediately, and to guarantee that journalists operating in southern...