Latest Press Freedom Letters

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Gambia
Monday, 31 January 2005
We write to join the voice of the Overseas Press Club of America to all those protesting the murder of Deyda Hydara, another outrage in the recent epidemic of abuses of press freedom in Gambia.
Ivory Coast
Monday, 31 January 2005
It is shocking for the members of the Overseas Press Club of America, and indeed for the whole world, to witness the collapse of democracy and free expression in your country. The recent campaign of disinformation by the state-run media is disgraceful.
Russian Federation
Friday, 10 September 2004
We write to protest, in the strongest possible terms, your government@quot;s efforts to control and manipulate media coverage of the tragic hostage crisis in Beslan. These attempts range from the initial lie about the number of hostages held to what appears to be the poisoning of Anna Politkovskaya...
Iraq
Tuesday, 31 August 2004
We know you share our concern for our colleagues, French journalists, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, kidnapped with their driver while en route to cover the fighting in Najaf. We trust you are doing all in your power to secure their freedom and to send a strong signal of concern for the...
China
Friday, 27 August 2004
In the strongest possible terms we object to the continued detention of Abdulghani Memetemin.
Gambia
Friday, 27 August 2004
We write to express serious concern for our colleague, Ebrima Sillah, a prominent Gambian journalist and a correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Cuba
Thursday, 26 August 2004
We are writing yet again to protest the imprisonment of some 26 journalists in Cuba and the unhealthy, inhuman conditions under which they are being held.
Myanmar, {Burma}
Thursday, 26 August 2004
We write as representatives of the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) to protest the arrest on July 27th of a documentary film maker, Lazing La Htoi, for filming the flood in the north of Myanmar.
Central African Republic
Thursday, 19 August 2004
The July 8 arrest, prosecution and suspended prison sentence imposed on journalist, Maka Gbossokotto, for his alleged “public insults” are shocking. The Bangui court judges did not convict on the charge of libel, but they concluded that the journalist was guilty of the lesser charge of “public...
Nepal
Thursday, 19 August 2004
Once again, we find that we must write to you on behalf of Nepalese journalists who have been severely mistreated by your Government. We express the views of the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), a non-partisan organization of journalists whose members have extensive experience in journalism...