Committee to Protect Journalists

  • Turkish Media on the State's Target

    Turkish authorities target media in nationwide crackdown! The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s raids on media outlets in which police detained journalists and media workers on politicized anti-state charges. Among those detained today were Ekrem Dumanlı, editor-in-chief of Zaman, one of Turkey’s largest dailies, and Hidayet Karaca, chairman of the Samanyolu...
  • Support The Right to Report

    Journalists risk their lives traveling to some of the most dangerous places in the world to bring us information about current events. We were reminded of how dangerous this work can be with the executions of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the militant group Islamic State. Journalists...
  • Chinese reporter arrested in Hong Kong

    ew York, October 14, 2014–The arrest of a Chinese reporter working for a German weekly is cause for alarm and signals a threat to other Chinese journalists working for foreign media in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Zhang Miao, an arts reporter for the German magazine Die...
  • New York Times reporter barred from leaving Afghanistan

    New York, August 19, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports today that Afghan authorities have banned New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg from leaving the country, according to news reports. Rosenberg is based in Kabul and Washington. His most recent story, published on Monday, alleged that some Afghan officials were...
  • CPJ concerned by arrests, harassment of reporters covering unrest in US town

    New York, August 14, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the attacks on and brief detentions of journalists covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the past week in reaction to the killing of teenager Michael Brown by the police. Two journalists were briefly detained on Wednesday and released without charge....
  • Journalists who flee with fear as their only baggage

    At least 139 journalists were force to flee abroad in 2013 because of threats prompted by their work. Syria, Eritrea, Iran and Somalia are high on the list of countries that journalists fled from. As today is World Refugee Day, Reporters Without Borders would like to reiterate its concern...