Two Ghanaian journalists arrested and interrogated, one allegedly tortured in custody
July 9, 2019 9:55 AM ET
New York, July 9, 2019 -- Ghana's Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice should immediately launch an independent investigation into the arrests of Modern Ghana editor Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri and reporter Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum and security forces' alleged...
Harsh conditions for Askarov, the Kyrgyz journalist UN says should be freed
June 3, 2019 10:00 AM ET
On a recent morning in Bazar-Korgon, southern Kyrgyzstan, Khadicha Askarova was giving hasty instructions to her daughter about what needed to be packed. They were about to set off: first for the capital Bishkek, some 600km from where they...
Infographic: Journalists named in Guardian report on torture in Saudi jails
April 1, 2019 3:14 PM ET
Individuals detained under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's crackdown on dissent, including at least four journalists, are being abused and tortured in Saudi prisons, according to medical assessments prepared for King Salman and leaked to The Guardian....
Palestinian photojournalist jailed in 2015 dies in Syrian government custody
July 16, 2018 6:17 PM ET
Beirut, July 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Syrian authorities to conduct an immediate and transparent investigation into the death of Niraz Saeed, a Palestinian-Syrian photojournalist who died in state custody. The news of his death...
CPJ joins call for Uzbekistan to investigate claims jailed journalists were tortured
February 14, 2018 1:48 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of 11 other international press freedom and human rights advocacy groups, in calling on Uzbek authorities to conduct an investigation into allegations of torture and ill-treatment of jailed journalists Bobomurod...
CPJ calls on World Bank to advocate for release of Kyrgyzstan journalist
January 5, 2017 9:30 AM ET
CPJ calls on Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, to engage with Kyrgyz authorities and call for the release of Azimjon Askarov, an independent journalist jailed for life on retaliatory charges in 2010.