Uncategorized

  
A man wearing headphones talks in front of a laptop.

Moscow court orders arrest in absentia of exiled journalist, 2 others face administrative charges

Berlin, June 7, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists decries Russian authorities’ crackdown on independent media outlets and exiled journalists, and urges them to cease their harassment immediately. On Wednesday, June 5, the Basmanny district court in the capital, Moscow, ordered the arrest in absentia of exiled journalist Dmitry Kolezev, saying that he distributed false information…

Read More ›

South African police arrested freelance journalist Sandiso Phaliso on April 25 while he was photographing a crime scene in the country’s legislative capital of Cape Town. (Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)

South Africa police briefly detain journalist Sandiso Phaliso, force him to delete crime scene photographs

South African police arrested freelance journalist Sandiso Phaliso while he was photographing a crime scene in the country’s legislative capital of Cape Town on April 25 and held him for about two hours, the journalist told CPJ. Phaliso, who regularly writes for the non-profit news agency GroundUp, said that he went to a crime scene in…

Read More ›

A fighter holds up a gun backdropped by the minaret of a mosque and the sun.

Sudanese journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed and brother killed during RSF attack

New York, June 6, 2024 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is shocked by reports that journalist Makawi Mohamed Ahmed, a reporter at the official state news agency of Sudan (SUNA), and his brother Shamseddine Mohamed Ahmed were killed by the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) during its Wednesday attack on the village of…

Read More ›

Journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca left Cuba for exile in the United States on June 5 after serving nearly three years in prison. (Photo: Noticias Cubanet Cuba/YouTube)

Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca released, forced into exile

Miami, June 6, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca, but is deeply concerned he was forced into exile, and calls on Cuban authorities to allow reporters to work freely in the country without fear of reprisal.  Valle left Cuba for the United States on Wednesday, June…

Read More ›

Israeli nationalists, including far-right activists, shout and dance at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on June 5, 2024, during the Jerusalem Day Flag March. (Photo: AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)

Two journalists harassed, assaulted and detained during Flag March in Jerusalem

New York, June 6, 2024 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harassment and assault of Palestinian journalist Saif Kwasmi and Israeli journalist Nir Hasson during yesterday’s Jerusalem Day Flag March and urged Israeli authorities to identify the attackers and hold them to account. During the annual Jerusalem Day Flag March, which commemorates…

Read More ›

Palestinian journalist Abu Bakr Bashir covers a Japanese cultural event in Khan Yunis, Gaza, for Japan’s JIJI PRESS. (Photo: Courtesy of Abu Bakr Bashir)

I was a journalist in Gaza. The place I call home is gone now.

I was 13 when my father moved our family from Libya back to my parents’ hometown of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. It was 1994, a time of optimism. Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization had signed the Oslo Accords and Palestinians were heading toward an independent state. Gaza, with its successful businesspeople and its…

Read More ›

Truong Huy San, a well-known political commentator and author, was apprehended by the police on June 1 in the capital Hanoi while traveling to an event where he was scheduled to speak, according to news reports. (Screenshot: YouTube/RFI)

Prominent journalist Truong Huy San not heard from since arrest

Bangkok, June 6, 2024—Vietnamese authorities must reveal the whereabouts of independent journalist Truong Huy San, release him, and drop any pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. San, a well-known political commentator and author also known by his pen names Huy Duc and Osin, was apprehended by the police on June…

Read More ›

On Tuesday, June 4, soldiers with the Sudanese paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces raided journalist Abdel Razek’s home in the el-Dorshab neighborhood north of Khartoum and shot him dead along with three of his family members. (Photo: Ezzeldin Arbab)

CPJ urges investigation into killing of Sudanese journalist Muawiya Abdel Razek, 3 family members after RSF raid

New York, June 5, 2024 – The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Sudanese authorities to launch a full investigation into the killing of journalist Muawiya Abdel Razek, hold those responsible to account, and ensure journalists are not treated as targets in the country’s ongoing civil war. On Tuesday, June 4, soldiers with the Sudanese paramilitary…

Read More ›

Pro-government publisher attacks journalist Vuk Cvijić over investigative report

Berlin, June 5, 2024—Serbian authorities should conduct a swift, thorough, and transparent investigation into the recent physical attack against journalist Vuk Cvijić, hold those responsible to account, and ensure the journalist’s safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Vuk Cvijić, a reporter for the weekly newspaper Radar, was walking by a cafe around 1…

Read More ›

Pakistan remains politically volatile after a February election led to the formation of a coalition government. Pictured here on February 17, 2024, supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party chant slogans as they gather during a protest demanding free and fair results of the elections, outside the provincial election commission office in Karachi. (Photo: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

Shooters attack three Pakistani journalists in two separate incidents

New York, June 4, 2024— Pakistan authorities must immediately investigate the attacks against journalists Haider Mastoi, Khan Muhammad Pitafi, and Chaudhry Ikhlaq, hold those responsible to account, and take steps to end the intensifying wave of violence against journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On May 29, an unknown number of…

Read More ›