Latest Press Freedom News

Mexico
Wednesday, 06 Jul 2005
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) writes to ask Your Excellency to investigate the issue of Noticias , of Oaxaca , where more than two dozen employees are surrounded by persons who call themselves strikers. Press reports indicate that several...
Mexico
Monday, 27 Jun 2005
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) writes again to thank you for two decisive steps taken to protect Mexican journalists who have come under increasing pressure, not excluding murder and death threats .
Zimbabwe
Thursday, 23 Jun 2005
On behalf of our colleague, Kelvin Hamunyare Jakachira , the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) respectfully asks your government to re-consider its policies on the media. Jakachira, as you may know, was a respected reporter with the now-banned...
Mexico
Monday, 20 Jun 2005
The Overseas Press Club of America writes to thank and support your decision in April to have federal authorities take over the investigations of the deaths of two journalists, murdered earlier that month.
Russian Federation
Monday, 20 Jun 2005
We are, of course, pleased and encouraged that the suspected instigator of the killing of Paul Klebnikov has been identified. Your prosecutors have said he is Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev , a Chechen rebel leader, and that he hired assassins to kill...
Congo {Democratic Republic}
Wednesday, 08 Jun 2005
We write to express our grave concern over recent disturbing events affecting journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- specifically death threats against members of Journaliste en Danger (JED), and the abduction of six Congolese...
Ghana
Wednesday, 08 Jun 2005
The non-partisan Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), whose more than 600 hundred members have had extensive experience in international journalism, was deeply shocked to learn of the recent beating of a working journalist while covering a by-...
Niger
Wednesday, 08 Jun 2005
We are writing on behalf of the non-partisan organization, Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), whose more than 600 members have had extensive experience in reporting news from around the world. One of our major activities is to defend freedom of...
Russian Federation
Tuesday, 07 Jun 2005
It was gratifying to read press accounts of your meeting on May 26, 2005, with Alvaro Gil-Robles, the commissioner for human rights of the Council of Europe, including your promise to work to improve human rights in Russia . You said the...
Philippines
Wednesday, 01 Jun 2005
Yet again, we write to protest the unending carnage afflicting journalists in the Philippines .