Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists Every year, hundreds of journalists are attacked, imprisoned, or killed. For 30+ years, CPJ has been there to defend them and fight for press freedom.
The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. Founded in 1981, CPJ takes action when journalists are censored, jailed, kidnapped, or killed for their work, without regard to political ideology. In its defense of journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to access independent sources of information – an essential part of a free society.
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Every year, hundreds of journalists are attacked, imprisoned, or killed. For more than 30 years, CPJ has been there to defend them and fight for press freedom.

Mission: The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

"I never thought I would become a journalist," Valley Rose Hungyo told Committee to Protect Journalists / Asia Desk Seni...
02/21/2020
Journalist Valley Rose Hungyo on running the only daily newspaper for Nagas in Manipur

"I never thought I would become a journalist," Valley Rose Hungyo told Committee to Protect Journalists / Asia Desk Senior Researcher Aliya Iftikhar.

Now, Hungyo runs the only daily newspaper for Nagas in #Manipur.

Despite being faced with threats, Hungyo has stood her ground and continues to work for the common people.

https://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/valley-rose-hungyo-daily-newspaper-naga-india-manipur.php

Editor Valley Rose Hungyo founded the bilingual Tangkhul and English Aja Daily, the only daily newspaper among the Naga people in India’s northeastern Manipur state, in the early 1990s with her late husband. They saw a need for a Naga-language paper, amid a media scene in the state dominated...

Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak reported on business, corruption, crime, and politics. Two years ago, he and ...
02/21/2020

Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak reported on business, corruption, crime, and politics.

Two years ago, he and his fiancée were shot dead in their home in #Slovakia.

There must be justice in his case.

https://cpj.org/data/people/jan-kuciak/index.php

Photo: Photos of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová are set on a table at the Bratislava offices of Aktuality. One year after the double murder, Kuciak's colleagues say they are committed to continuing Kuciak's work. (CPJ)

How not to fight Chinese propaganda — by CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon via Columbia Journalism Reviewhttps://www.cjr...
02/21/2020
How not to fight Chinese propaganda

How not to fight Chinese propaganda — by CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon via Columbia Journalism Review

https://www.cjr.org/opinion/china-state-media-foreign-missions.php

Journalists working for China’s state media in the US and around the world are paid to report the news as Beijing sees fit. They underplay China’s challenges and extol its virtues. They publish Chinese government press releases disguised as news stories to undermine US positions, including the d...

In #Manipur, a small state in #India, the Imphal Free Press has been fighting a criminal defamation case filed against t...
02/21/2020
Manipur's ex-journalist chief minister pursues Imphal Free Press for defamation

In #Manipur, a small state in #India, the Imphal Free Press has been fighting a criminal defamation case filed against them by local government.

Recently, the Manipur High Court moved the case forward.

Via Committee to Protect Journalists / Asia Desk:
https://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/manipurs-ex-journalist-chief-minister-IFP-defamation.php

On the morning of February 1, instead of working on her usual assignments for the Imphal Free Press, journalist Babie Shirin drove with the newspaper’s publisher Mayengbam Satyajit Singh to a court on the other side of town. On arrival, they were arrested, then granted bail on a bond...

Hey journalists! Will you be covering the Nevada caucuses?Join the conversation about #PressFreedom and #JournalistSafet...
02/21/2020
#PressSafety2020 - #PressSafety2020

Hey journalists! Will you be covering the Nevada caucuses?

Join the conversation about #PressFreedom and #JournalistSafety during the U.S. election by using #PressSafety2020.

And sign up for our #PressSafety2020 mailing list to receive safety resources: https://cpj.org/presssafety2020/

If you are a journalist covering the U.S. 2020 election, sign up for our #PressSafety2020 mailing list to receive safety advisories and updates from CPJ Emergencies.

Two years ago today, on February 21, 2018, Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée were shot dead in ...
02/21/2020

Two years ago today, on February 21, 2018, Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée were shot dead in their house in #Slovakia.

Ongoing legal proceedings must ensure full justice.

Learn more: https://cpj.org/data/people/jan-kuciak/index.php

#EndImpunity #PressFreedom

In the lead up to the #IranElections, the attacks on #PressFreedom in #Iran have increased.Authorities have raided journ...
02/21/2020
Iran harasses, intimidates journalists ahead of parliamentary elections

In the lead up to the #IranElections, the attacks on #PressFreedom in #Iran have increased.

Authorities have raided journalists’ homes and used accusations of false news and threatening national security to silence would-be critics.

https://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/iran-election-journalists-harass-raid-censor.php

Elections are always problematic for journalists in Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence. The parliamentary elections on February 21 are no exception....

Journalist Valley Rose Hungyo on running the only daily newspaper for Nagas in Manipurhttps://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/valle...
02/21/2020
Journalist Valley Rose Hungyo on running the only daily newspaper for Nagas in Manipur

Journalist Valley Rose Hungyo on running the only daily newspaper for Nagas in Manipur

https://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/valley-rose-hungyo-daily-newspaper-naga-india-manipur.php

Editor Valley Rose Hungyo founded the bilingual Tangkhul and English Aja Daily, the only daily newspaper among the Naga people in India’s northeastern Manipur state, in the early 1990s with her late husband. They saw a need for a Naga-language paper, amid a media scene in the state dominated...

Elections are always problematic for journalists in #Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence...
02/20/2020
Iran harasses, intimidates journalists ahead of parliamentary elections

Elections are always problematic for journalists in #Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence.

The parliamentary elections scheduled for Friday are no exception.

#IranElections #IranElections2020
https://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/iran-election-journalists-harass-raid-censor.php

Elections are always problematic for journalists in Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence. The parliamentary elections on February 21 are no exception....

Manipur's ex-journalist chief minister pursues Imphal Free Press for defamationhttps://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/manipurs-ex-...
02/20/2020
Manipur's ex-journalist chief minister pursues Imphal Free Press for defamation

Manipur's ex-journalist chief minister pursues Imphal Free Press for defamation
https://cpj.org/blog/2020/02/manipurs-ex-journalist-chief-minister-IFP-defamation.php

On the morning of February 1, instead of working on her usual assignments for the Imphal Free Press, journalist Babie Shirin drove with the newspaper’s publisher Mayengbam Satyajit Singh to a court on the other side of town. On arrival, they were arrested, then granted bail on a bond...

#Jammu and #Kashmir police have questioned three journalists this month, and internet access has yet to be fully restore...
02/19/2020
Jammu and Kashmir police question three journalists amid social media ban

#Jammu and #Kashmir police have questioned three journalists this month, and internet access has yet to be fully restored.
https://cpj.org/2020/02/jammu-kashmir-police-question-journalists-social-media.php

New Delhi, February 19, 2020—Jammu and Kashmir police have summoned three journalists this month, including photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was questioned about social media activity, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. In January, after a lengthy communications shutdown in the region...

"China’s expulsion of three accredited correspondents in reaction to what it sees as an offensive headline in the opinio...
02/19/2020

"China’s expulsion of three accredited correspondents in reaction to what it sees as an offensive headline in the opinion section of the Wall Street Journal makes the country appear less like a confident rising power than a thin-skinned bully,” said Steven Butler, Committee to Protect Journalists / Asia Desk's program coordinator.

“During a global health emergency, it is counterproductive for the Chinese authorities to be limiting the flow of news and information. The press credentials of Josh Chin, Chao Deng, and Philip Wen should be restored immediately.”

https://cpj.org/2020/02/china-expels-3-wall-street-journal-journalists-ove.php

Chinese authorities should immediately restore the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal journalists and allow ...
02/19/2020
China expels 3 Wall Street Journal journalists over opinion headline

Chinese authorities should immediately restore the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal journalists and allow the media to report freely in the country.

https://cpj.org/2020/02/china-expels-3-wall-street-journal-journalists-ove.php

Taipei, February 19, 2020 -- Chinese authorities should immediately restore the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal journalists and allow the media to report freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

“Martinez Zogo should be released immediately and the legal proceedings against him dropped,” said Angela Quintal, CPJ’s...
02/19/2020
Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo jailed since January on defamation charges

“Martinez Zogo should be released immediately and the legal proceedings against him dropped,” said Angela Quintal, CPJ’s Africa program coordinator. “Cameroon’s maintenance of defamation as a criminal offense signals its disrespect for basic press freedom and unwillingness to align its laws with international standards on freedom of expression.”

New York, February 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km...
02/18/2020
Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region

Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital.

New York, February 18, 2020--Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital, according to three local media organizations, ...

Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform th...
02/18/2020
Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo jailed since January on defamation charges

Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation.

New York, February 18, 2020 -- Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalist Martinez Zogo, drop all charges against him, and reform the country’s penal code to decriminalize defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Fejiro Oliver, the publisher of the privately owned Secret Reporters news site, is scheduled to appear in court in Niger...
02/18/2020
Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver charged with cybercrime for corruption report

Fejiro Oliver, the publisher of the privately owned Secret Reporters news site, is scheduled to appear in court in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos city on May 28, 2020, after years of adjourned legal proceedings, he told CPJ. Department of State Services (DSS) agents separately questioned him three times about his reporting in 2019, he said. Oliver’s real name is Tega Oghenedoro, but he goes by his pen name.

Fejiro Oliver, the publisher of the privately owned Secret Reporters news site, is scheduled to appear in court in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos city on May 28, 2020, after years of adjourned legal proceedings, he told CPJ. Department of State Services (DSS) agents separately questioned him three t...

US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong
02/18/2020
US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong

US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong

On February 5, 2020, immigration authorities at Hong Kong International Airport barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city, according to news reports and Yon, who spoke to CPJ by telephone from Chiang Mai, Thailand....

Canadian police detain, obstruct journalists covering raid on pipeline protesters
02/17/2020
Canadian police detain, obstruct journalists covering raid on pipeline protesters

Canadian police detain, obstruct journalists covering raid on pipeline protesters

On February 6, 2020, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they would begin physically removing protesters, many of whom are members of the indigenous Wet’suwet’en people, from encampments in British Columbia, where they have been demonstrating against the construction of a natural ga...

“These stringent but vague rules approved by Pakistan’s federal cabinet threaten the ability of journalists to report th...
02/17/2020
Pakistan government secretly passes strict social media regulations

“These stringent but vague rules approved by Pakistan’s federal cabinet threaten the ability of journalists to report the news and communicate with their sources,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator. “The cabinet should immediately reverse course and seek broad consultations with legislators and civil society, including the media, on how to proceed with any such regulations.”

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2020 -- The Pakistan government should immediately roll back a set of social media regulatory measures that were passed in secret, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Nigerian police charged Gidado Yushau, the publisher of the privately owned News Digest news website, and freelance jour...
02/16/2020
Nigerian police detain News Digest web developer, charge journalists

Nigerian police charged Gidado Yushau, the publisher of the privately owned News Digest news website, and freelance journalist Alfred Olufemi with criminal conspiracy and defamation on November 12, 2019, according to a copy of the charge sheet seen by CPJ. The next court date is scheduled for March 4, 2020, Olufemi told CPJ. If convicted, they face fines and prison terms of up to six months for criminal conspiracy and up to two years for defamation, according to CPJ’s review of Nigeria’s penal code.

Nigerian police charged Gidado Yushau, the publisher of the privately owned News Digest news website, and freelance journalist Alfred Olufemi with criminal conspiracy and defamation on November 12, 2019, according to a copy of the charge sheet seen by CPJ. The next court date is scheduled for March....

“You’re reporting as a journalist, which is not a crime…[but] you feel you’re being punished,” a Nigerian journalist tol...
02/16/2020
How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists

“You’re reporting as a journalist, which is not a crime…[but] you feel you’re being punished,” a Nigerian journalist told CPJ Africa - Committee to Protect Journalists, reflecting on his arrest and prosecution. “It’s very scary...it’s difficult to predict how far these guys will go.”

Read more at the following link.

As reporters for Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship....

Two Peruvian journalists have sought police protection after one received a death threat and the other said her home was...
02/16/2020
Peruvian journalists threatened, surveilled over coverage of politician

Two Peruvian journalists have sought police protection after one received a death threat and the other said her home was being spied upon.

Two Peruvian journalists have sought police protection after one received a death threat and the other said her home was being spied upon, according to news reports....

Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver charged with cybercrime for corruption report
02/15/2020
Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver charged with cybercrime for corruption report

Nigerian journalist Fejiro Oliver charged with cybercrime for corruption report

Fejiro Oliver, the publisher of the privately owned Secret Reporters news site, is scheduled to appear in court in Nigeria’s southwestern Lagos city on May 28, 2020, after years of adjourned legal proceedings, he told CPJ. Department of State Services (DSS) agents separately questioned him three t...

How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists
02/15/2020
How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists

How Nigeria’s police used telecom surveillance to lure and arrest journalists

As reporters for Nigeria’s Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship....

Venezuelan authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the violent attacks on journalists covering Juan Guaidó...
02/15/2020
Pro-government groups attack reporters covering Juan Guaidó’s return to Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the violent attacks on journalists covering Juan Guaidó’s return to the country, and determine whether security forces were negligent in protecting journalists, CPJ said Thursday.

Miami, February 13, 2020 -- Venezuelan authorities should quickly and thoroughly investigate the violent attacks on journalists covering Juan Guaidó’s return to the country, and determine whether security forces were negligent in protecting journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said t...

Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion of a device at the home ...
02/15/2020
Explosive device detonated at home of journalist in Ecuador

Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion of a device at the home of journalist Víctor Aguirre, and hold those responsible to account.

Bogotá, February 12, 2020 -- Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion of a device at the home of journalist Víctor Aguirre, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

“The use of disproportionate and indiscriminate force by police against reporters covering protests in Veracruz is unacc...
02/15/2020
Mexican police attack reporters during protest in Veracruz

“The use of disproportionate and indiscriminate force by police against reporters covering protests in Veracruz is unacceptable if Mexico wants to guarantee freedom of the press,” said Jan-Albert Hootsen, CPJ’s Mexico representative. “Both federal and Veracruz state authorities must ensure that reporters can do their job without fear of falling victim to violence.”

Mexico City, February 14, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate attacks by police on reporters covering a protest in Ciudad Isla, Veracruz state, on February 11, and guarantee the journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Authorities in Brazil and Paraguay must work together to promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of Brazilian jo...
02/14/2020
Brazilian journalist Léo Veras shot and killed in Paraguay

Authorities in Brazil and Paraguay must work together to promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of Brazilian journalist Lourenço “Léo” Veras and bring those responsible to justice, CPJ said Friday.

Rio de Janeiro, February 14, 2020 -- Authorities in Brazil and Paraguay must work together to promptly and thoroughly investigate the killing of Brazilian journalist Lourenço “Léo” Veras and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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