Latest Press Freedom News

Kazakhstan
Monday, 26 Jul 2004
It was shocking to hear of the death of journalist, Askhat Sharipzhanov, of the on-line publication, Navigator. He was hit by a car just hours after interviewing two leading reformist politicians and died of a brain hemorrhage four days later.
Russian Federation
Monday, 26 Jul 2004
We protested to you recently about growing governmental control and the consequent deterioration of independent media and free expression in Russia. Today, we write about the apparent atmosphere of lawlessness and intimidation that pervades your...
Congo
Friday, 16 Jul 2004
We are outraged to learn that Nicaise Kibel-Bel-Oka, publisher of Les Coulisses in Beni, has been imprisoned on criminal defamation charges for articles published in his newspaper. Our indignation is owing not only to the fact that the reporting at...
Russian Federation
Wednesday, 14 Jul 2004
We have often written -- most recently on June 22, less than a month ago -- to deplore the deterioration of press freedom in Russia, and to call your attention to the widening gap between your promise, on taking office, to defend the press, and your...
Belarus
Friday, 09 Jul 2004
The continuing efforts by the government of Belarus to stifle press freedom and freedom of expression have no place in a modern country.
China
Friday, 09 Jul 2004
The members of the Overseas Press Club of America, comprised of more than 600 professional journalists, many with experience in China and Hong Kong, are dismayed and disheartened by your governments’ continuing hostility to freedom of the press.
Mexico
Friday, 09 Jul 2004
For the second time this year, a working journalist has been murdered in Mexico, apparently because of his reporting on drug trafficking and corruption in the Tijuana area.
Mexico
Friday, 09 Jul 2004
For the second time this year, a working journalist has been murdered in Mexico, apparently because of his reporting on drug trafficking and corruption in the Tijuana area.
Cuba
Thursday, 08 Jul 2004
Under normal circumstances, we might rejoice at the news that two Cuban journalists imprisoned since March of last year have been released by your government. The provisional freedom given these two in no way atones for Cuba’s appalling record of...
Egypt
Tuesday, 06 Jul 2004
It is shocking to learn that a court in Egypt has sentenced a journalist to two years in jail given your public commitment this past February to end prison sentences for press offences.