Latest Press Freedom News

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011

Three letters have gone out since our last meeting, all of some interest, and three more have been assigned.

United States
Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011

The OPC deplores the attempt by the NYC police to prevent the press, as well as legal observers, from witnessing the removal of demonstrators from Zuccotti Park on Tuesday morning, as well as the arrests and mistreatment of reporters who tried to...

Russian Federation
Wednesday, 02 Nov 2011

The announcement that Mikhail Beketov will be a recipient of the Prime Minister's annual award for excellence in journalism seems to us an exercise in cynicism and hypocrisy, in the absence of any apparent effort to find and...

United States
Friday, 28 Oct 2011

We write to protest what seems to be a systematic vendetta against James Risen of The New York Times, and by extension, an attempt by the Obama administration to undermine an essential element of freedom of the press.

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011

Since our last report, the Committee has written five letters. As part of our effort to attract attention to the OPC and to the website, we have also started a new forum, similar to the forum on Wikileaks that triggered a lively debate last year...

Philippines
Monday, 24 Oct 2011
It has been almost 2 years since the mass murder of 32 Filipino journalists and 25 civilians took place in Maguindanao. Two governments have said the investigation continues. Meanwhile, unopposed killing continues.
Ecuador
Monday, 24 Oct 2011

The Freedom of the Press Committee of the OPC, write with dismay at the way the media have been downgraded and restrained in Ecuador. It has become all too clear that the Ecuadorian government has deliberately made unconstitutional attacks on...

Pakistan
Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011

What is Pakistan becoming? In a year when the situation facing Pakistani journalists could not seem to get any worse, on October 7, our colleague, Faisal Qureshi, of The London Post was found dead in his home in Lahore...

Thursday, 13 Oct 2011

Whatever its long-term impact on the cause of liberty and democracy, the Arab Spring movement has been bad news for press freedom.  To nobody's surprise, countries still cracking down on their uprisings continue, often viciously, to...

Iraq
Friday, 30 Sep 2011

We have been waiting for news of the investigation of the murder on September 8 of Hadi al-Mahdi, the popular, provocative and courageous talk-show journalist. He was the third Iraqi journalist killed in a month, the seventh murdered in 2011...