“With the Islamic state offensive, the Ebola epidemic and Ukraine, Hungary is not on anyone’s mind in Europe,” mused one of our interlocutors during the Committee to Protect Journalists’ fact-finding mission in Budapest in October. “Viktor Orbán has really nothing to fear from Brussels.”
Nairobi, June 17, 2013–Authorities in Burundi have been holding a journalist since Thursday on broad allegations of breaching national security, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention of Lucien Rukevya and calls on authorities to disclose its reasons for holding him.
New York, January 25, 2012–Algeria’s new media law falls short of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s promises of reform and also fails to meet international standards for freedom of expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.