Latest Press Freedom News

Central African Republic
Thursday, 19 Aug 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...
Nepal
Thursday, 19 Aug 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...
Iraq
Wednesday, 18 Aug 2004
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) writes to support your efforts to find our colleague and member, Micah Garen who disappeared on 13 August near Nassiriyah.
Qatar
Monday, 16 Aug 2004
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) writes to express its thanks for your coverage of the disappearance of journalist, Micah Garen, last seen in Nasiriyah, Iraq, on Friday.
Morocco
Wednesday, 11 Aug 2004
As an independent non-partisan organization that has defended press freedom around the world for 65 years, we write to protest a troubling wave of arrests and expulsions from your country of journalists from France and Norway
Zimbabwe
Wednesday, 11 Aug 2004
Once again, our non-partisan organization, which has defended press freedom throughout the world for 65 years, must protest the callous efforts of your government to obstruct the rights of journalists. It is apparent to organizations like ours,...
Iran
Monday, 09 Aug 2004
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) is outraged over the verdict in the Zahra Kazemi murder case, as well as Iran’s unbelievable explanation for her death. The OPC also calls on Iran’s leadership to end its on-going war on the media. The latest...
Israel
Tuesday, 03 Aug 2004
The Overseas Press Club of America writes to express its deep concern with recent news from Israel, and to ask your assistance in clearing up extremely serious allegations, or to assure us that proper measures are being taken.
Azerbaijan
Friday, 30 Jul 2004
It is shocking to our non-partisan organization, which has been defending press freedom throughout the world for 65 years, to realize the extent to which the press in Azerbaijan is not free.
Bangladesh
Friday, 30 Jul 2004
The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) is dismayed at the recent record of threats, abuses and actual assassination directed at journalists in Bangladesh. Since our last letter little more than a month ago, the Committee to Protect Journalists has...