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30 Oct 2018 description

Thousands of migrants that are part of a caravan that departed San Pedro Sula in Honduras for the U.S. on October 13, 2018, are currently in southern Mexico. As the caravan attempts to cross Mexico, the risk increases for any journalists accompanying it.

01 Nov 2016 description


Por Elisabeth Witchel

Publicado el 27 de octubre de 2016.

01 Nov 2016 description
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CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free

By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant

19 Mar 2015 description

New York, March 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the right of journalists to do their work without fear of arrest or harm.

11 Feb 2015 description

Nairobi, February 10, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ban on independent newspaper Nation Mirror, which was ordered to stop publishing by National Security Service agents in South Sudan's capital Juba, and calls on authorities to immediately reverse the order.

23 Dec 2014 description

Por tercer año consecutivo Siria es el país con el mayor saldo de periodistas caídos en el ejercicio de la profesión. Los periodistas extranjeros resultaron muertos en mayor número en 2014 que en los últimos años. Un informe especial del CPJ elaborado por Shazdeh Omari

23 Dec 2014 description

La Syrie est le pays le plus meurtrier au monde pour les journalistes pour la troisième année consécutive ; tandis que le nombre de journalistes internationaux tués en 2014 est plus élevé qu'au cours des dernières années, selon un rapport spécial du CPJ par Shazdeh Omari

23 Dec 2014 description

Syria is the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row. International journalists were killed at a higher rate in 2014 than in recent years. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari

An unusually high proportion of journalists killed in relation to their work in 2014 were international journalists, as correspondents crossed borders to cover conflict and dangerous situations in the Middle East, Ukraine, and Afghanistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual analysis.

30 May 2014 description

Pakistan must investigate Inter-Services Intelligence over attacks against journalists

Pakistani authorities should immediately investigate the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the military’s premier spy agency, over its alleged involvement in journalist attacks, said Amnesty International on the third anniversary of the abduction and killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad.

02 May 2013 description

CPJ’s 2013 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free


Rocked by militants in the north and politically inspired aggression nationwide, Nigeria has become one of the worst nations in the world for deadly, unpunished violence against the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index. The global index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population, also found soaring impunity rates in Somalia, Pakistan, and Brazil.

15 Feb 2013 description

New York, February 14, 2013--An unprecedented rise in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned in the past year coupled with restrictive legislation and state censorship is jeopardizing independent reporting in many countries, according to Attacks on the Press, a yearly assessment of global press freedom released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

05 Jul 2012 description

New York, July 3, 2012--Sudanese authorities should allow journalists to cover anti-government demonstrations in Khartoum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Over the past week, authorities have raided a media office and a journalist's home, arrested one journalist and interrogated another, deported a third journalist, and blocked at least three critical websites.

08 Jun 2012 description

Cairo, June 8, 2012--Five citizen journalists have been killed in Syria while documenting unrest in Damascus and Homs, according to news reports and local journalists. All of the deaths occurred over a two-day period at the end of May.

24 Feb 2012 description

Joint NGO Statement

(New York) – Human Rights Watch joined more than 30 other organizations today in calling on Syrian authorities to release Mazen Darwish, a prominent human rights defender and and director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), as well as seven of his colleagues and a visitor to SCM, all detained on February 16. The statement follows:

Syrian Authorities Must Immediately and Unconditionally Release Mazen Darwish and Other Detained Activists

22 Feb 2012 description


By Sandra Mims Rowe

Blogger Rami Nakhle leaned across the table toward a cluster of U.S. technology leaders. "People are tortured to death because their Facebook account is hacked. You can make a difference between life and death," he told the Silicon Valley executives and computer engineers representing Facebook, Google, and other companies.

08 Sep 2011 description

New York, September 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by Monday's attack on two Yemeni journalists by a group of armed men. Reports of other attacks on journalists point to a worsening situation for press freedom in the country.

06 Jul 2011 description

New York, July 5, 2011--Two Swedish journalists reporting on the activities of armed separatists operating in an oil-rich province of eastern Ethiopia have been detained without charge since Thursday in the Horn of Africa nation, according to news reports and government officials.

Ethiopian security forces arrested photojournalist Johan Persson and reporter Martin Schibbye, contributors to the Sweden-based agency Kontinent, along the border with neighboring Somalia, government spokesman Bereket Simon told CPJ.

10 Jun 2011 description

Alert - Afghanistan

10 June 2011

SOURCE: Committee to Protect Journalists