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...
Turkish court orders service providers to block access to news sites
August 6, 2019 4:05 PM ET
Istanbul, August 6, 2019--An Ankara court on July 16 ordered Turkish internet service providers to block access in Turkey to 136 web addresses, independent news website Bianet reported today. The blocked addresses include the websites of news outlets Bianet,...
CPJ calls on India to ensure access to internet and communications services in Kashmir
August 5, 2019 3:15 PM ET
New York, August 5, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at reports of a communication blackout and the arrest of a journalist in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state amid an escalating political crisis....