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CPJ calls for transparency, public accountability in Cameroon’s investigation into Martinez Zogo’s death

Dakar, February 2, 2023–In response to multiple news reports that police arrested several people, including prominent members of Cameroon’s security forces, in connection to their investigation into the murder of the Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Cameroonian authorities must ensure transparency in the investigation into the brutal…

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Guinea-Bissau presidential security officer attacks radio commentator Marcelino Intupe

On November 29, 2022, a group of men including the head of security for Guinea-Bissau’s president abducted Marcelino Intupe from his home and assaulted him, according to media reports and Intupe, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app.  Earlier that day, during his weekly commentary slot on the current affairs radio show Alô Guiné (Hello…

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Pakistani journalist Imran Riaz Khan arrested for alleged hate speech

New York, February 2, 2023 – Pakistan authorities must immediately and unconditionally release journalist Imran Riaz Khan and cease targeting journalists in retaliation for their commentary on the military, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. In the early hours of Thursday, February 2, officers with Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency arrested Khan, an anchor with…

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Ukrainska Pravda journalists receive menacing messages online after report on politician

Paris, February 2, 2023 – Ukrainian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into recent online harassment faced by journalists at the independent news website Ukrainska Pravda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On January 27, the outlet published a video investigation by reporter Mykhailo Tkach, which claimed that former Prime Minister Yulia…

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Kyrgyz authorities order Kloop news outlet to take down article on alleged corruption

Stockholm, February 2, 2023 – In response to news reports that Kyrgyzstan authorities ordered the independent news outlet Kloop to take down a recent article or have its website blocked for two months, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “Kyrgyzstan authorities’ attempt to censor Kloop, one of the country’s most…

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CPJ and TrustLaw: Know your rights guide for journalists in Canada

CPJ Emergencies has been responding to the needs of journalists in Canada as they confront a range of challenges, from protests and demonstrations to police confron tations, and learn to navigate what has unfortunately been for many journalists, an increasingly hostile environment.   This guide covers legal rights journalists have, and risks they may face,…

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CPJ, partners call for meeting with Kyrgyz president

Sadyr JaparovPresident of KyrgyzstanPresidential Administration205 Chuy ProspectBishkek, Kyrgyzstan Sent via email                                                           [email protected] Dear President Japarov, We, the undersigned international press freedom and human rights organizations, are writing to express our alarm at the escalating repression of journalists and crackdown on press freedom pursued by your government. We are therefore requesting a meeting with you to discuss…

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CPJ joins demand for investigation into death of Rwandan journalist John Williams Ntwali

CPJ on Tuesday joined about 100 other human rights and press freedom organizations in a joint statement calling on the Rwandan government to ensure an “independent, impartial, and effective investigation” into the death of journalist John Williams Ntwali. Authorities said that Ntwali died on January 18 in a road accident in Kigali. However, the organizations…

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On 2-year anniversary of military coup, Myanmar’s junta must stop persecuting journalists

Bangkok, February 1, 2023 — On the second anniversary of the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement demanding the junta regime immediately and unconditionally release all of the journalists targeted in the post-coup crackdown: “Over the last two years, press freedom conditions in Myanmar have deteriorated…

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Reporting team with Czech broadcaster ČT24 narrowly escapes shelling in Ukraine

Paris, January 31, 2023 – Russian and Ukrainian authorities should swiftly investigate the recent shelling of a team of journalists with Czech public broadcaster ČT24, and ensure that members of the press are not targeted while covering the war in Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On January 26, a three-member ČT24 team…

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