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Egypt
Friday, 10 January 2014

Since December 29, 2013, authorities in Egypt have held three Al Jazeera journalists under detention allegedly for spreading falsehoods about the country and for being part of a terrorist organization. At the end of 2013, the Overseas Press Club of America...

Egypt
Monday, 30 December 2013
The detention in Cairo of four journalists working for Al Jazeera English is a deplorable development and further evidence that Egypt's military leader, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is determined to crack down on the free press.
Egypt
Thursday, 15 August 2013

It is not the role of the OPC to express opprobrium for the politics and policies at the heart of Egypts’s current roils. However, we are appalled at the deaths of several journalists and persistent reports of the targeting of reporters tasked with gathering information about recent events.

United States
Thursday, 30 May 2013

Recent leak investigations, particularly the probes into Fox News and the Associated Press, have indeed overstepped the customary boundaries that have safeguarded reporters pursuing legitimate stories on what the government is doing, and we are gratified that you have called for...

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The OPC adds its voice to the chorus of disappointment and anger that has followed the news of the Justice Department's wholesale intrusion into telephone records of the Associated Press. Join the discussion on Twitter...

Russian Federation
Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Ever since his savage beating four years ago, no case – not even the notorious killing of Anna Politkovskaya – has better exposed your government’s ruthless crackdown on dissent better than that of Mikhail Beketov. Now his death releases him from the suffering inflicted on him, and reminds the...

Somalia
Thursday, 31 January 2013

We urge the Somalian government to swiftly investigate the detention and criminal charges against Somali journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim.

Colombia
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
We at the OPC urge you to swiftly investigate the untimely death of freelance journalist, Guillermo Quiroz Delgado. Quiroz died on November 27 after being hospitalized for injuries sustained while in police custody. According to a report by Notisabanas, the cable TV news program where Quiroz worked...
Mexico
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
The OPC urges the new President of Mexico to start his term by affirming to the world that Mexico intends to remove itself from the list of countries that are the most dangerous places for a journalist to work, countries where murderers live unpunished.
Pakistan
Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The recent murder of Haider Ali, a brave witness willing to testify in the murder case of Geo TV correspondent, Wali Khan Babar, is an outrage to the world and a betrayal of your nation. The Freedom of the Press Committee of the Overseas Press Club of America urges you and all...