Alerts   |   Tunisia

CPJ calls for immediate release of Tunisian journalist

New York, July 15, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Tunisian authorities to immediately release Fahem Boukadous, a correspondent for the satellite television station Al-Hiwar al-Tunisi, and to overturn his four-year prison sentence.

July 15, 2010 4:13 PM ET


Alerts   |   Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast detains three journalists over sources

Le Nouveau Courrier’s newsroom with a copy of Tuesday's edition. (Le Nouveau Courrier)

New York, July 15, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the arrest of three journalists in Ivory Coast who have been detained since Tuesday, when they refused to disclose sources for an investigative report detailing the results of a government probe into corruption in the coffee and cocoa export trade, according to local journalists and news reports.

Alerts   |   Russia

CPJ seeks thorough investigation into Estemirova murder


New York, July 15, 2010—On the first anniversary of the brutal murder of prominent journalist and human rights defender Natalya Estemirova, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Russian authorities to thoroughly probe professional motives and aggressively pursue all suspects in the killing. Estemirova, left, who for 10 years documented the human toll of the conflict in Chechnya, was found shot to death in Ingushetia after being kidnapped from her Grozny home a year ago today. 

Alerts   |   Cuba

Two more Cuban journalists freed, arrive in Spain

Freed journalists Normando Hernández González, right, and Omar Rodríguez Saludes hug on arrival in Madrid. (AP/Arturo Rodriguez)

New York, July 14, 2010—Two more Cuban journalists were freed from prison and flown to Madrid today, a day after the arrival there of six colleagues, as part of an extensive release of imprisoned dissidents by the Cuban government.

Alerts   |   Cuba

Newly freed, 6 Cuban journalists arrive in Spain

Newly freed political prisoners at a press conference in Madrid. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

New York, July 13, 2010—Six Cuban journalists who spent more than seven years in prison for their independent reporting and commentary arrived in Spain today in the first wave of what is expected to be an extensive release of political prisoners by the Cuban government.

Alerts   |   Egypt

Egyptian court imposes sentence in 1996 libel case

New York, July 13, 2010The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an Egyptian court’s decision to sentence a jailed opposition leader to a year in prison for defaming a former minister more than 14 years ago.

July 13, 2010 3:46 PM ET


Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexican reporter abducted and shot dead in Nuevo León

New York, July 13, 2010—Mexican radio reporter Marco Aurelio Martínez Tijerina was abducted on Friday by unidentified gunmen and found shot to death the next day in the city of Montemorelos, state of Nuevo León,  according to local news reports. Mexican authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into this vicious attack and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
July 13, 2010 1:45 PM ET


Alerts   |   Cameroon, USA

CPJ mourns death of Cameroon’s Pius Njawé

Pius Njawé (Le Messager)

New York, July 13, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists extends its deep condolences to the family and colleagues of Pius Njawé, a pioneering Cameroonian journalist and a press freedom advocate, who was killed in a car accident in the United States on Monday.

July 13, 2010 10:08 AM ET


Alerts   |   Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz agents raid TV station, interrogate director

New York, July 13, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Friday raid on the newsroom of the independent Uzbek-language broadcaster Osh TV in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh. The Kyrgyz security service (known as SNB) also temporarily detained director Khalil Khudaiberdiyev in the raid on the station. Osh TV is currently off the air, the Uzbek service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.

July 13, 2010 9:33 AM ET


Alerts   |   Sudan

CPJ condemns censorship of Sudanese paper

New York, July 12, 2010The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by the Security and National Intelligence Service to bar publication of the daily Al-Intibaha. Authorities suspended the newspaper last week because of the newspaper’s supposed role “in strengthening separatist tendencies in the south and the north,” a security official told local reporters.

July 12, 2010 4:21 PM ET


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