Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, January 04, 2021
CPJ Welcomes UK Decision Not to Extradite Julian Assange, Urges DOJ to Drop Charges
The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a British court’s decision to deny the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and urged the U.S. Department of Justice to drop all charges against him. “We are heartened that a British court has denied the United...
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Friday, June 12, 2020
Niger Journalist Samira Sabou Jailed, Charged with Cybercrime Over Facebook Post
Authorities in Niger should immediately release journalist Samira Ibrahim Sabou and drop all charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities arrested Sabou, editor with the privately owned Niger Search news website and manager of the Mides-Niger news website, on...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Egypt Arrests Al-Jazeera Producer on Fake News Charge
Egyptian authorities must release Al-Jazeera news producer Mahmoud Hussein immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officials initially questioned Hussein on December 20 when he arrived in Egypt on a family visit from Qatar, where he is based, according to reports. Hussein was...
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Friday, May 20, 2016
Chinese Writer Tie Liu Disappears from His Home
The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Chinese writer Huang Zerong, and today called on Chinese police to disclose whether they have him in custody, and why. The 82-year-old writer disappeared from his home last week, according to his wife and press reports ...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Syrian Journalist Survives Targeting by Rebel Group
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a rebel group's attempted assassination of a Syrian journalist working for state media in Aleppo. The May 14 attack, the latest example of armed groups on all sides of the conflict targeting journalists, left four journalists and media workers...
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Blogger Sentenced Amid Clampdown in Vietnam
In a mounting clampdown on dissent, Vietnam sentenced a prominent blogger on Wednesday to four years in prison on charges of disseminating "propaganda against the state," according to news reports . The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentence and calls for the immediate release of...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Security Fears Lead to Press Freedom Decline in Tunisia
Tunisian press freedom is under threat as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and security services sensitive to criticism, CPJ finds in a report released today, " In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears ." The report finds that while Islamic militants threaten...
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Thursday, October 08, 2015
Bangladesh, South Sudan join CPJ's Global Impunity Index
The ambush of a convoy in South Sudan and the hacking deaths of bloggers in Bangladesh propelled the two nations onto the Committee to Protect Journalists' Global Impunity Index of countries where journalists are murdered and their killers go unpunished. According to the report released today, "...
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
CPJ Urges El-Sisi to Release All Journalists Jailed in Egypt
The Committee to Protect Journalists writes a letter to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi expressing concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Egypt, days before he addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York. CPJ welcomes the pardon on Wednesday of the Al-...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Two U.S. Journalists Charged Months After Being Arrested In Ferguson
Two U.S. journalists have been charged in Missouri with trespassing and interfering with a police officer nearly a year after they were detained by police in the city of Ferguson, according to news reports . Wesley Lowery, a reporter for The Washington Post, and Ryan J. Reilly, a reporter for the...
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