Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Articles by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

An explosive device placed under the journalist’s car was detonated in the early hours of the morning outside her home; no-one was injured.

Velusami Raju, father of the Zion Church suicide blast victim Ramesh Raju, shows a photo of his son on a mobile phone at his house, in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, 26 April 2019, LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

Opinions about media restrictions after bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, massive protests against Hong Kong’s extradition law, defamation and criminal charges for critics of Myanmar’s military, Singapore’s ‘Orwellian’ anti-fake news bill, and Brunei’s controversial Sharia Law takes effect.

Cuban policemen walking in the Old Plaza, in Havana, 15 March 2017, Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

“The ongoing pattern of detentions of independent journalists like Roberto Jesús Quiñones shows that recent political reforms have not improved the situation for the press,” said CPJ.

A man reads a newspaper with a story on Abiy Ahmed, newly elected leader of Ethiopia's ruling coalition, in Addis Ababa, 28 March 2018, ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/Getty Images

Though the Ethiopian press is much freer today than before Abiy took power, CPJ spoke to over a dozen journalists and rights defenders who said that challenges remain, including the risk of attack and arrest, and a proposed law that could curtail their newly found freedoms.

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Farhana was detained on 20 February and held since that time in an unknown location. No charges against him have been made public.

Supporters of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia gather for his funeral at the APRA headquarters in Lima, 17 April 2019, Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images

Peruvian authorities should immediately take action to ensure the safety of journalists at news website IDL-Reporteros, and officials should refrain from making inflammatory statements blaming the outlet and its director.

Participants in an opposition rally in central Moscow protest against tightening state control over the internet in Russia, 10 March 2019, Igor Russak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The bill creates a system that gives the authorities the capacity to extra-judicially block access to parts of the Internet in Russia; the public would not know what has been blocked and why.

Saudi men on their mobiles in the capital Riyadh, 17 July 2016, STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities arrested blogger Naif al-Hindas and bloggers and columnists Ali al-Saffar and Redha al-Boori.