Alerts   |   Pakistan

In Pakistan, abducted journalist’s fellow hostage executed

New York, May 3, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today after a militant group executed a former Pakistani intelligence official who was abducted along with documentary filmmaker Asad Qureshi.   

May 3, 2010 2:41 PM ET


Alerts   |   Sri Lanka

Pardon of Sri Lankan journalist welcome, details needed


New York, May 3, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is heartened by news reports today that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has issued a pardon to Sri Lankan journalist J.S. Tissainayagam, left. CPJ is waiting for official clarification, however, concerning several important details. 

Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

IDF bars Al-Jazeera from covering West Bank rally

New York, May 3, 2010The Israeli military obstructed an Al-Jazeera crew trying to cover a rally in the village of Bil’in west of Ramallah on Friday, according to news reports and interviews. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns these actions and calls on Israeli authorities to end the harassment of journalists in the West Bank.

May 3, 2010 12:25 PM ET

Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexican journalists rescued in Oaxaca; one wounded

New York, April 30, 2010—Two journalists who went missing Tuesday after an ambush in Oaxaca state in southern Mexico were rescued late Thursday by local police, according to news accounts. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Mexican authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the attack.

April 30, 2010 4:04 PM ET


Alerts   |   Nigeria

In Nigeria, 4 journalists receive death threats

New York, April 30, 2010Four journalists who covered the recent dismissal of the electoral commission chairman received anonymous death threats via text message on Wednesday, according to CPJ interviews and news reports. The messages, sent from the same number, said the reporters would meet the fate of three slain Nigerian journalists.

April 30, 2010 4:00 PM ET


Alerts   |   Egypt

Egyptian blogger Karim Amer harassed in jail

New York, April 29, 2010The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an campaign of harassment and intimidations against imprisoned Egyptian blogger Abdel Karim Suleiman, known online as Karim Amer. 

April 30, 2010 1:44 PM ET


Alerts   |   Ethiopia

Two Ethiopian state TV journalists under arrest

New York, April 30, 2010In light of the Ethiopian government’s longstanding practice of jailing journalists on trumped-up criminal charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detentions last week of two government TV journalists on allegations of misusing state property. CPJ is monitoring the legal proceedings closely.

April 30, 2010 1:22 PM ET


Alerts   |   Mexico

Mexican journalists missing after convoy ambushed

New York, April 29, 2010—Two journalists accompanying a caravan of human rights activists in a tense and often violent indigenous area of Oaxaca state in southern Mexico were reported missing Tuesday after the convoy came under gunfire and two people were killed, press reports said. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mexican authorities to locate the journalists, bring them back to safety, and conduct a thorough investigation into the attack. 

April 29, 2010 5:58 PM ET


Alerts   |   Russia

Russian bill gives FSB authority to arrest critical journalists

New York, April 29, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges members of Russia’s parliament to reject a sweeping new bill that would return censorship rights to Russia’s KGB successor, the Federal Security Service, if passed.

Alerts   |   Kazakhstan

State-owned Internet provider blocks Kazakh news sites

New York, April 29, 2010—Kazakh authorities must order the state-owned Internet Internet provider Kazakhtelecom to immediately restore access to the independent news portal Respublika and the Web site of its sister publication Respublika-Delovoye Obozreniye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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