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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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Record Number of Journalists in Egyptian Jails
The number of journalists in Egyptian jails is the highest since the Committee to Protect Journalists began recording data on imprisoned journalists in 1990, according to a new census of imprisoned journalists in Egypt released today. Of the 18 journalists behind bars as of June 1, more than one-...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Report on 10 Most Censored Countries
With journalists often facing a choice of life in exile or prison, and with even reporters for state-run outlets in fear of arrest, Eritrea secures its place as the most censored country in the world, with secretive North Korea coming in close second, according to a list of the 10 Most Censored...
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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Norwegian Freelance Journalist Held in Yemen
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of Raymond Lidal, a Norwegian freelance journalist who has been detained in Yemen for nearly two weeks, according to his friend and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lidal’s case was not publicly reported until Wednesday...
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Ethiopia Denies Temesghen Desalegn Access to Medical Care in Jail
Authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the journalist. Temesghen Desalegn, owner of the now-defunct newsmagazine Feteh (Justice), is serving a three-year term in Ziway...
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Friday, March 13, 2015
Russian FSB Agents in Crimea Charge Journalist, Interrogate Another
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's repressive actions by Russian security services, the FSB, against two journalists affiliated with an investigative journalism center. The Center for Investigative Reporting was initially based in Simferopol, the regional capital of Crimea, the...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ethiopia Suspected of Spying on Independent TV Network ESAT
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by research that indicates the Ethiopian government used spyware to monitor journalists at U.S.-based Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) in what appears to be a continuation of surveillance first reported in February 2014. Journalists at the...
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Monday, March 02, 2015
Journalist Detained Over Facebook Post in Myanmar
A journalist in Myanmar was detained by police on Friday in connection with a satirical image he posted on Facebook about renewed hostilities between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the country's northeastern Shan State, according to news reports . Aung Nay Myo was released today...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
CPJ Joins Call for Syria to Release Three Press Freedom Defenders from Jail
Three years ago, Syrian Air Force Intelligence agents raided the office of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression in Damascus, arresting all who were present. While some of those arrested were later released, Mazen Darwish, Hani al-Zitani, and Hussein Ghrer have been imprisoned ever...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Veracruz Officials Say Abducted Journalist Found Dead
The decapitated body of Mexican journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was found early Saturdayin Veracruz state, according to a statement from the state attorney general's office. The journalist and owner of the newspaper La Unión had been missing since January 2. On Tuesday night, the attorney...
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Thursday, December 04, 2014
CPJ Calls for Release of U.S. Journalist Held in Yemen
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of U.S. freelance journalist Luke Somers, who has been held hostage in Yemen for more than a year. Following a video released on Wednesday that showed the journalist pleading for his life, U.S. government officials issued press...
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