Latest Press Freedom Committee News

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012

Your committee prepared letters of concern addressed to authorities in Serbia (Tom Squitieri) and Mexico (Susan Kille). Letters to officials in Bolivia (Emma Daly) and Pakistan (Bill Collins) have been assigned.

Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012

Rixey Browning has contributed notably to the committee's work by writing a letter to Ecuador telling its president that we applauded his pardon for journalists convicted of criminal libel for offending his honor.

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012
We have a victory of sorts to report. You may have seen on the website that one of our letters this month rather hotly protested to President Rafael Correa of Ecuador about his draconian crackdown on his country's media. Well, yesterday, President...
Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012

Since our last meeting, your committee has written letters to the governments of the Philippines, Bahrain, Russia, Ethiopia, Turkey, Pakistan and Mexico. They are all available for your reading pleasure on the OPC Web site, and I call your...

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011

The FOP Committee's concern has always been to make the OPC an essential participant in the advocacy of professional and human rights for journalists around the world. Notwithstanding the small numbers of its all-volunteer effort, OPC, as the...

Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010
Emilio Gutiérrez Soto

This past week, the reason the OPC Freedom of the Press Committee continues to bother about making noise about colleagues in jeopardy was brought home to us by a Texas court.

Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010
President Obama signs the Daniel Pearl Act.

We begin the annual report with some good news. This past year we wrote two letters that were not protests but congratulations: one to Raul Castro and one to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010

In January my co-chair Jeremy Main produced a review of press-freedom abuses around the world in 2009—the first review of the year from any press-freedom organization that I’m aware of. As Jeremy points out, even without the massacre of 30...

Wednesday, 09 Dec 2009
Sheriff Mike Scott

OPC's press-freedom committee doesn't often have cause to address itself to issues in the United States, though it’s far from unprecedented. The most recent example, involving a Florida public official, is significant because it illustrates the...

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009

Afghanistan, Mexico, Slovenia, Zambia, Venezuela all lead the pack of this month's activity on the Freedom of the Press Committee for the OPC, plus a committee change announcement.