Statements

2011

Statements   |   Colombia

Uribe labels journalists "terrorism sympathizers"

New York, August 24, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about comments made by former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez that could endanger journalists Juan Forero and Claudia Julieta Duque and jeopardize press freedom in the country. Forero is the Washington Post's Andean region correspondent and Duque is a journalist who works in Colombia.

Statements   |   Libya

Trapped journalists in Tripoli must be treated as civilians

New York, August 22, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all forces fighting in Tripoli to ensure the safety of journalists and respect their status as civilians.

August 22, 2011 5:58 PM ET

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Statements   |   Australia

CPJ mourns death of Australian journalists

New York, August 19, 2011--The deaths of correspondent Paul Lockyer, cameraman John Bean, and pilot Gary Ticehurst of the Australian public broadcaster ABC are a tragic loss, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The three died in a helicopter crash on Thursday while filming in southern Australia.
August 19, 2011 12:06 PM ET

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Statements   |   UK

CPJ condemns U.K. calls for riot footage and restrictions

New York, August 11, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's statement calling for broadcasters to immediately provide unedited footage and for measures restricting social networking as a means to stem ongoing riots in the country.

August 11, 2011 5:43 PM ET

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Statements   |   Libya

Journalist detained in Libya must be granted all rights

New York, August 10, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Libyan government to immediately extend all recognized legal rights to imprisoned American journalist Matthew VanDyke, who was identified as missing in Libya and is now confirmed to be in state custody, according to a recent news report.
August 10, 2011 3:26 PM ET

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Statements   |   UK

CPJ concerned by attacks on journalists in London

The Committee to Protect Journalists is aggrieved by reports that journalists covering the riots in London and other cities are being attacked.

August 9, 2011 12:26 PM ET

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Statements   |   Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka must investigate reported attack on journalist

New York, July 29, 2011-- Authorities in Sri Lanka should immediately investigate a reported brutal assault on Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, said the Committee to Protect Journalists.
July 29, 2011 4:44 PM ET

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Statements   |   Iran

Iran adds a year to award-winning journalist's prison term

New York, July 26, 2011-- Recent news reports that Iranian authorities have added a year to the politicized five-year sentence currently being served by journalist Mohammad Davari is the latest example of vindictive government policies against critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Statements   |   Ecuador

CPJ alarmed by defamation sentence in Ecuador

New York, July 21, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns a sentence issued Wednesday in a libel case brought by Ecuador's president which sets an alarming precedent for suppressing free expression. The sentence, which is being appealed, calls for three years imprisonment each for three executives and an editor, in addition to $40 million in fines.

Statements   |   CPJ

Media leaders join CPJ board of directors

New York, July 18, 2011--Five distinguished leaders of new and traditional media worldwide have joined the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists. The new members--John Carroll, Arianna Huffington, Jonathan Klein, Mhamed Krichen, and Jacob Weisberg--join a roster of remarkable journalists and news executives playing a vital role in CPJ's fight for press freedom.

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