Results for Committee to Protect Journalists


Maxence Melo Mubyazi from Tanzania's Jamii media.
Tanzanian among annual press freedom awards honoureesArticle

CPJ's annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honour courageous journalists from around the world...

19 hours ago

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in SudanArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

In an interview today, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said that journalist Azory Gwanda (pictured), who has been missing since 2017, is dead. Credit: CPJ/Mwananchi.
In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is deadArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda...

11 Jul 2019

Security forces are seen on June 22 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Two journalists have been arrested and the internet has been cut throughout the country following elections on June 22. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Sia Kambou.
Internet shutdown in Mauritania, media arrestsArticle

Two journalists arrested, internet shut down amid disputed election in Mauritania...

8 Jul 2019

Burkina Faso's presidential palace is seen in Ouagadougou on March 20, 2019. The president and Constitutional Council have the power to prevent the enactment of revisions of the country's penal code that could result in jail time for reporters. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Olympia de Maismont.
Burkina Faso parliament criminalises false news, reporting on terrorismArticle

Burkina Faso's parliament adopted revisions to the country's penal code which criminalise using any means of communication to disseminate information about terrorist attacks ...

4 Jul 2019

Central African Republic gendarmes and police officers are seen on January 2, 2016, in Bangui. Police in Bangui allegedly assaulted two French reporters from AFP recently. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Issouf Sanogo.
Police arrest, assault 2 AFP journalists in Central African RepublicArticle

Authorities in the Central African Republic should investigate police who allegedly assaulted two French reporters...

3 Jul 2019

Somaliland bans two privately owned TV stationsArticle

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately lift an indefinite ban on two privately owned television stations...

1 Jul 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
CPJ urges Tanzania lawmakers to revise proposed legislative amendmentsArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Tanzanian lawmakers to revise a set of proposed legislative amendments which restrict freedom of expression...

27 Jun 2019

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Media continues to tell the 'Forbidden Stories'Article

The Namibian and 14 media organisations around the world have partnered with Forbidden Stories - to combat the deliberate silencing of journalists in various parts of the world...

19 Jun 2019

The Uganda High Court is in Kampala on May 14, 2018. CPJ today called for Ugandan authorities to intervene and end the criminal case against editor Pidson Kareire. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Isaac Kasamani.
Ugandan editor charged with criminal libelArticle

Authorities in Uganda should end the criminal proceedings against Pidson Kareire, managing editor of privately-owned news website, The Drone Media...

17 Jun 2019

CPJ joins call for UN to scrutinise human rights situation in Eritrea
CPJ joins call for UN to scrutinise human rights situation in EritreaArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 29 other civil society organisations yesterday sent a letter to the UN HRC, urging them to scrutinise the human rights situation in Eritrea...

14 Jun 2019

Al-Jazeera studio.
Sudan's military rulers shut down Al-Jazeera Khartoum bureauArticle

Sudan's military rulers yesterday ordered the Khartoum bureau of Al-Jazeera to be shut down and banned its staff from working in the country...

3 Jun 2019

The National Assembly is seen in Abuja, Nigeria, on August 7, 2018. Authorities recently announced strict new requirements for obtaining press credentials to cover the assembly. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde.
Nigeria's restrictive new press accreditation processArticle

New accreditation requirements restrict press access to Nigeria's National Assembly...

28 May 2019

Libreville, Gabon, is seen on January 16, 2017. The country's media regulator recently suspended two newspapers over defamation claims. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Mike Hutchings.
Gabon media regulator suspends two newspapers over defamation claimsArticle

Gabon's media regulator should immediately lift its suspensions of the tri-weekly newspaper L'Aube and the weekly Echos du Nord, and give journalists the freedom to cover issues of public interest...

22 May 2019

Prison guards are seen at Somaliland's Hargeisa prison on March 29, 2011. Television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed was recently arrested by police in Somaliland and is being held without charge in a prison in Las Anod. Credit: CPJ/AP/Katharine Houreld)
Somaliland journalist injured during arrest, jailed without chargeArticle

Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately release television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed, also known as Tungub...

21 May 2019

A banner of Tanzanian President John Magufuli hangs on a wall around a tanzanite mine, in April 2018. CPJ and other organizations are calling on the Human Rights Council to address a crackdown on journalists, human rights defenders, and other groups in the country. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Joseph Lyimo.
Human Rights Council should address Tanzania crackdownArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 37 other non-governmental organisations this week sent a letter to member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council...

15 May 2019

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine appears for his bail application via a video link from prison, on a television screen in a court in Kampala, Uganda, on May 2, 2019. Uganda's media regulator suspended staff from 13 broadcast outlets for covering his arrest. Credit: CPJ/AP/Ronald Kabuubi.
Ugandan regulator suspends staff from 13 outlets that covered Bobi WineArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Uganda's media regulator to immediately rescind an order suspending staff from 13 radio and television stations over their coverage of opposition politician, Bobi Wine...

10 May 2019

Image via : A woman is reflected next to a poster outside a community hall hosting a night vigil for kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, on January 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Community members, friends, family and colleagues of photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed held a night vigil at the Lenasia South Civic Centre. Mohamed was abducted in Syria on 10 January while working with the aid mission Gift of the Givers. (Photo by Gallo Images / Dino Lloyd)
South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, kidnapped in January 2017, is shown alive in new videoArticle

A video sent to the NGO Gift of the Givers shows South African journalist Shiraaz Mohamed, abducted in Syria in early 2017, to be alive. In the video, dated 13 April, Mohamed said he fears for his life and begs for help from a number of people and organisations...

Jonah Dylan 2 May 2019

Traffic flows in Mogadishu's Hodan district in 2018. On March 30, 2019 armed men raided the offices of Somalia's Universal TV station. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Feisal Omar.
Armed men raid Somalia's Universal TV, fire guns in stationArticle

Authorities in Somalia should urgently investigate an attack on the privately-owned station Universal TV and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

15 Apr 2019

Soldiers stand guard on April 2, 2019, in Moroni, the capital of the Comoros. Journalists have been detained and newspapers have been disrupted surrounding the country's recent presidential election. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Youssouf Ibrahim.
Comoros authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisisArticle

Authorities in the Comoros should stop detaining journalists and censoring the press in the wake of the disputed March 24 presidential election...

15 Apr 2019

Military police patrol the streets of Gorongosa, in central Mozambique, on November 19, 2013. A radio journalist in Mozambique has been held in pretrial detention since January, 2019. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Grant Lee Neuenburg.
Mozambique National Journalist's Day marred by detentionArticle

CPJ joins calls for immediate and unconditional release of Mozambican radio journalist, Amade Abubacar...

12 Apr 2019

A radio station is seen in Bujumbura, Burundi, on March 19, 2015. Burundi authorities recently banned the BBC and suspended VOA from broadcasting within the country. Source: CPJ.
Burundi media regulator bans BBC and VOAArticle

Authorities in Burundi should fully restore broadcasting rights to the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Voice of America...

11 Apr 2019

Still missing: Azory Gwanda.
#WhereIsAzory campaign launched to find missing Tanzania journalistArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists' #WhereIsAzory campaign launches to highlight the fact that the Tanzanian journalist has been missing for 500 days ...

5 Apr 2019

Gendarmerie officers stand guard on March 24, 2019, in Moroni, Comoros. Two journalists have been detained without trial in the country since February. Credit: CPJ/Gianluigi Guercia/AFP.
Two journalists held in pretrial detention since February in ComorosArticle

Authorities in the Comoros should immediately release journalists Abdallah Abdou Hassane and Oubeidillah Mchangama held in detention...

4 Apr 2019

A Tanzanian shoe-shiner conducts his business underneath an election poster for then ruling party presidential candidate, and later president, John Magufuli, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 27, 2015. On March 28, 2019, the East African Court of Justice found that multiple sections of Tanzania's Media Services Act restrict press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Khalfan Said.
Tanzania media laws violate press freedomArticle

East African court rules that Tanzania's Media Services Act violates press freedom...

1 Apr 2019

A man walks down a street in central Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on November 12, 2014. Prime TV, an independent station in Zambia, was recently suspended by the country's media regulator. Credit: CPJ/Gianluigi Guercia/AFP.
Zambia suspends independent TV broadcaster for 30 daysArticle

The Zambian Independent Broadcasting Authority, the government agency that oversees the country's media, suspended Prime TV's license for a month...

28 Mar 2019

Police officers are seen in Ghana's capital, Accra, on March 28, 2018. Several officers were recently suspended in Accra after allegedly assaulting reporters from the local Ghanaian Times. Credit: CPJ/Francis Kokoroko/Reuters.
Ghanaian police beat, arrest journalist Malik SullemanaArticle

Authorities in Ghana should protect the safety of the press during interactions with police...

26 Mar 2019

#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally
#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globallyArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists releases 'The Last Column' book to highlight the human cost of journalism around the globe. The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists...

19 Mar 2019

Congolese police officers hold back members of the media in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 12, 2019. Journalist Steve Mwanyo Iwewe was recently fined and sentenced to one year in jail for insulting the governor of Équateur province. Credit: CPJ/Jerome Delay/AP.
Congolese journalist jailed for one year for insulting governorArticle

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should release journalist Steve Mwanyo Iwewe...

18 Mar 2019

Chad's year-long social media blackout continues
Chad's year-long social media blackout continuesArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) joins calls to end social media block in Chad...

15 Mar 2019

Nigerian elections. Credit: CPJ Africa.
Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaultedArticle

Journalists covering the elections told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) they were detained and harassed by security services or other armed individuals...

14 Mar 2019

Tanzanians sit next to a tree in Dar es Salaam in 2015. Tanzanian authorities this week imposed a temporary ban on The Citizen over its reporting. Credit: CPJ/AP/Khalfan Said.
Tanzania imposes 7-day publication ban on The CitizenArticle

Authorities in Tanzania should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest freely...

11 Mar 2019

Calls for release of Mauritania blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed
Calls for release of Mauritania blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould MohamedArticle

CPJ calls on Mauritania government to release blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed...

6 Mar 2019

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, center, is hugged by his parents at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shawkan was released after five years in prison. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Amr Nabil.
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan finally freeArticle

After five years in jail, Eqyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, has been released...

5 Mar 2019

A young man looks through a book at the Hargeisa International Book Fair in the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa on July 21, 2018. Somaliland authorities recently issued a one-year suspension of the privately owned Foore newspaper. Credit: CPJ/Mustafa Saeed/AFP).
Somaliland court suspends newspaper for one year for publishing 'false news'Article

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed deep concern about a one-year suspension imposed by a Somaliland court on the privately owned Foore newspaper ...

28 Feb 2019

A man reads a newspaper in a street in N'Djamena, Chad, on April 12, 2016. A publisher was recently handed a suspended jail term in a defamation suit involving the president's brother. Credit: CPJ/cIssouf Sanogo/AFP.
Censure for critical reporting of Chad President's familyArticle

Chad publisher handed suspended jail term for critical reporting on president's brother...

26 Feb 2019

FrontPageAfrica publisher Rodney Sieh, pictured on his release from prison in November 2013. Sieh says journalists in Liberia continue to face threats and harassment for their critical reporting. (CPJ/AP/Mark Darrough).
How Liberia's press is faring under Weah presidencyArticle

Liberian publisher Rodney Sieh is interviewed by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on how Liberia's press is faring under the George Weah presidency...

Angela Quintal 18 Feb 2019

An electoral worker prepares identity card and biometric verification readers, at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. CPJ joined a call for Nigeria to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during the upcoming elections. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Ben Curtis.
Nigeria urged not to cut social media during electionsArticle

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins call for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections...

15 Feb 2019

A traffic policewoman pictured in Yaoundé in October 2018. A journalist was attacked outside his home in the city on January 31. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Zohra Bensemra.
Cameroon Web reporter attacked with knife outside his homeArticle

Cameroonian authorities should immediately investigate an attack on Paul Chouta, a reporter for the privately owned news website Cameroon Web...

15 Feb 2019

Ugandan journalists sit outside the office of the Daily Monitor, which was closed by armed police. The Monitor's website was recently ordered to suspend publication over a regulatory dispute. (Isaac Kasamani/AFP)
Uganda regulator threatens news websiteArticle

Ugandan regulator orders news website suspended and threatens criminal charges...

14 Feb 2019

South Sudan bars newspaper from covering Sudanese protests
South Sudan bars newspaper from covering Sudanese protestsArticle

South Sudan's state media regulator should immediately lift an order barring a privately-owned newspaper from covering protests in neighbouring Sudan...

22 Jan 2019

The Accra International Conference Centre screened a documentary by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in Accra, Ghana, on June 7, 2018. Ahmed Hussein Suale Divela, who was involved in the film, was murdered on January 16. Credit: CPJ - Francis Kokoroko/Reuters.
Investigative journalist Ahmed Divela shot dead in GhanaArticle

Authorities in Ghana should immediately investigate the killing of journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale Divela...

18 Jan 2019

Protesters block the main route to Zimbabwe's capital Harare from Epworth township on January 14, 2019, after the government more than doubled the price of fuel. On January 15, CPJ joined more than 20 rights organizations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for authorities in Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media services. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Jekesai Njikizana.
CPJ joins call for Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media accessArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 20 rights organisations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for authorities in Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media services...

16 Jan 2019

A campaign poster for Nigeria's incumbent president and candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, pictured in Lagos, on January 4. Credit: AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei. Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
In Nigeria, three journalists injured by gunfire while covering political rallyArticle

A shooting at a political rally in Nigeria injured three journalists - 15 people were arrested in connection with the incident. The investigation was ongoing...

14 Jan 2019

Gabonese soldiers stand in front of the headquarters of the national broadcaster in Libreville on January 7, 2019, after a failed coup. Gabon shut down the internet and broadcasting services following the coup attempt. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Steve Jordan.
Gabon internet blackout after coup attemptArticle

Gabon shuts down the internet and broadcasting services following coup attempt...

11 Jan 2019

Internally displaced people offload food, blankets, and other goods after fleeing militant attacks in Naunde, northern Mozambique, on June 13, 2018. A Mozambican journalist was arrested on January 5, 2019, and held in a military prison after photographing families who fled the militant attacks. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Joaquim Nhamirre.
Mozambican journalist arrested, held in military prisonArticle

Mozambique's military should immediately release Amade Abubacar, a community radio journalist...

10 Jan 2019

Late voters check a list in a school in Kinshasa on December 30, during Democratic Republic of Congo's general elections. Authorities have cut internet access and blocked the signals to at least two news broadcasters while the results are counted. Credit: CPJ: AFP/Luis Tato.
DRC authorities cut internet and broadcast signals after electionArticle

Democratic Republic of Congo cut access to internet and SMS services, blocked the signals of at least two broadcasters...

8 Jan 2019

Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles
Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doublesArticle

The year 2018 was the deadliest year for journalists in the past three years, with Afghanistan topping the list as the deadliest country for journalists worldwide in 2018...

4 Jan 2019

Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census findsArticle

Turkey, China, and Egypt are responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists detained worldwide...

13 Dec 2018

A screen shot from December 2017 displaying the front pages of Tanzanian newspapers Mwananchi and The Citizen, calling on the Tanzanian government to help find missing journalist Azory Gwanda.
Where is journalist Azory Gwanda?Article

One year after disappearance, CPJ calls for credible investigation into Tanzanian journalist Azory Gwanda's fate...

22 Nov 2018

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