Missing

232 results arranged by date

Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo abducted by unidentified men

Dakar, January 19, 2023 – In response to news reports that unidentified individuals kidnapped Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for a fast and thorough investigation into his whereabouts: “The recent abduction of Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo is deeply concerning, and authorities must do everything in…

Read More ›

In 2022, journalist killings continue unabated in Mexico amid a climate of impunity

At least 13 journalists have been killed in Mexico in the first eight months of 2022, the highest number the Committee to Protect Journalists has ever documented in the country in a single year. In a country characterized by corruption and organized crime, it’s unclear how many were targeted directly because of their work. CPJ…

Read More ›

In Uzbekistan, Karakalpak journalist Lolagul Kallykhanova disappears after covering protests

Stockholm, July 5, 2022 – In response to news reports that journalist Lolagul Kallykhanova has gone missing after covering protests in Uzbekistan’s western semi-autonomous Karakalpakstan Republic, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for authorities to provide any information on her whereabouts: “The disappearance of journalist Lolagul Kallykhanova is deeply concerning; Uzbek…

Read More ›

CPJ calls on Brazilian authorities to expand search for missing journalist Dom Phillips

Rio de Janeiro, June 9, 2022 – Brazilian authorities must expand their efforts to search for missing journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Phillips and Pereira went missing the morning of Sunday, June 5. Phillips, a freelance British journalist based in Brazil who has reported for…

Read More ›

British journalist Dom Phillips missing in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, June 6, 2022 – Brazilian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough search for journalist Dom Phillips and ensure he is found as soon as possible, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. Phillips, a freelance British reporter, was on a reporting trip in the Indigenous territory of the Javari Valley with…

Read More ›

Afghan journalist Ali Akbar Khairkhah disappears in Kabul, Taliban cracks down on women reporters

Washington, D.C., May 27, 2022 – Taliban authorities must investigate the disappearance of Afghan journalist Ali Akbar Khairkhah and ensure that local officials allow female journalists to do their jobs without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Tuesday, May 24, Khairkhah, a photojournalist and reporter with the local Subhe Kabul newspaper, disappeared…

Read More ›

Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko missing in Kharkiv since February

New York, May 10, 2022 – Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ukrainian photojournalist and blogger Ihor Hudenko should come forward immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Hudenko lost contact with his friends and family while in the northeastern city of Kharkiv on February 26, according to the National Union of Journalists…

Read More ›

Iryna Danilovich missing in Crimea, unidentified men search family’s home

Paris, May 3, 2022 – Russian authorities in Crimea must immediately disclose any information concerning the whereabouts of journalist Iryna Danilovich, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On the morning of April 29, Danilovich failed to return home from her work at a medical center in the village of Vladyslavivka, in Russian-occupied Crimea, according…

Read More ›

Ukrainian journalist Konstantin Ryzhenko missing in Kherson

Paris, April 1, 2022 – Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ukrainian journalist Konstantin Ryzhenko must come forward at once, and Russian authorities should stop detaining members of the press for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Wednesday, March 30, Russian soldiers searched in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson…

Read More ›

Ukrainian journalist Maks Levin missing since March 13

Paris, March 22, 2022 – Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ukrainian journalist Maks Levin should come forward at once, and Russian and Ukrainian security forces should ensure that journalists can cover the conflict safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On March 13, Levin, a freelance photojournalist and documentary filmmaker who has…

Read More ›