Alerts   |   Pakistan

Second journalist killed in a week in Pakistan's northwest

New York, September 20, 2010--Authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa must thoroughly investigate Thursday's murder of Mujeebur Rehman Siddique, the second killing of a journalist in the province in one week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

September 20, 2010 4:34 PM ET


Alerts   |   Mexico

Two Mexican photographers shot in Juárez; one killed

Relatives of slain photojournalist Luis Carlos Santiago at the scene of the crime.(AP/Raymundo Ruiz)
New York, September 16, 2010--Two photographers were shot by unidentified gunmen in a brazen attack this afternoon in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez, the local press reported. One photographer died, and the other was injured.
September 16, 2010 6:28 PM ET


Alerts   |   Ukraine

Ukraine says late minister ordered Gongadze murder

New York, September 16, 2010--On Tuesday, Ukrainian prosecutors announced that the late Interior Minister Yuri Kravchenko had ordered the 2000 murder of muckraking Internet journalist Georgy Gongadze, left, whose decapitated body was found 10 years ago today in a forest outside Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.

Ukraine's prosecutor-general's office said in a statement that investigators have finished their probe. The investigation identified General Aleksei Pukach, who was arrested in July 2009, as the gunman, and Kravchenko, as the mastermind of the journalist's murder. Pukach is in custody and currently studying the case file against him, local reports said.
September 16, 2010 5:04 PM ET


Alerts   |   Honduras

Critical Honduran reporter survives shooting attack

New York, September 16, 2010--Honduran authorities must fully investigate an attempted shooting on Tuesday of journalist Luis Galdámez Álvarez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unidentified gunmen in the capital, Tegucigalpa, shot at Galdámez outside his home, he told CPJ. Galdámez was uninjured.
September 16, 2010 4:47 PM ET


Alerts   |   France, Netherlands, Romania, Russia

European Court ruling protects media sources

New York, September 16, 2010--The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights unanimously held that media premises are exempt from police searches, marking a major victory for press freedom across the continent on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. CPJ had joined in the amicus curiae.

September 16, 2010 3:06 PM ET


Alerts   |   Iraq

Investigation of Kurdish journalist's murder lacks credibility

New York, September 15, 2010--The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) today released the result of a five-month-long investigation into the death of Sardasht Osman, a freelance journalist who was shot to death in May. The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the deficient inquiry and calls on Kurdish authorities to conduct a thorough and credible investigation into Osman's death.  
September 15, 2010 5:45 PM ET


Alerts   |   Uganda

Second journalist killed in three days in Uganda

New Vision

New York, September 15, 2010--Unidentified assailants beat and killed news presenter Dickson Ssentongo Monday morning on his way to work at Prime Radio in Mukono district, central Uganda. Assailants beat Ssentongo with metal bars and dragged him into a nearby cassava field, local journalists told CPJ. He was the second journalist murdered in three days in Uganda.

September 15, 2010 5:28 PM ET


Alerts   |   Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz human rights reporter sentenced to life in prison

New York, September 15, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by the conviction and life sentence handed to human rights reporter Azimjon Askarov by a court in Jalal-Abad region, southern Kyrgyzstan, today. 

September 15, 2010 4:10 PM ET


Alerts   |   Turkey

Turkey must bring justice in Dink murder after ECHR ruling

A woman holds a picture of murdered journalist Hrant Dink in 2009. (Reuters)
New York, September 15, 2010--On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) based in Strasbourg, ruled that Turkey failed to protect the life and freedom of expression of murdered Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the verdict and urges the Turkish authorizes to finally bring the perpetrators of Dink's 2007 murder to justice.
September 15, 2010 3:14 PM ET


Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani journalist killed in Afghan-Pakistan border area

New York, September 14, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an immediate investigation into today's shooting death of Misri Khan, president of the Hangu Union of Journalists in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province (formerly known as the North West Frontier Province).
September 14, 2010 5:02 PM ET


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